was founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, and began by training journalists and editors in conflict sensitive reporting on justice and accountability issues in Kenya, Liberia and Uganda. From its beginnings, Wayamo
consisted of African, European and Latin American staff, with deep expertise in investigative journalism, international criminal law, and conflict sensitive reporting.
Owing to experiences gained through years of journalistic training on international criminal justice issues as well as strong networks of international judicial experts, in 2012 Wayamo
expanded into judicial capacity building, beginning with advice and training for the International and Organised Crimes Division in the High Court of Kenya
At the same time, the Wayamo Team
expanded to include legal, academic, research and multimedia expertise and the organisation’s headquarters moved to Berlin, Germany where it was legally reestablished as Wayamo gGmbH (non-profit enterprise) on 27 February 2014.
In 2015 Wayamo launched the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability
, an independent group of senior African experts on international criminal law and human rights, including political figures, members of international and domestic tribunals, and human rights advocates experts.
The Africa Group
supports efforts to strengthen justice and accountability measures in Africa through domestic and regional capacity building, advice and outreach, and enhancing cooperation between Africa and the International Criminal Court. The Wayamo Foundation
is the group’s secretariat and convener.