The GWP-CAf, whose mission for the 2014-2019 strategy is to "advance the governance and management of water resources with a view to sustainable and equitable development and the production and sharing of knowledge on water", considers capacity building of partners and stakeholders, especially journalists, as one of the activities towards the achievement of its mission to work for a "Central Africa where security and sustainable development". It is on the basis of this vision that a network of journalists from Central Africa working in the water and climate change sector was set up in June 2015 by the GWP Caf.
This network, which is one of the cornerstones of GWP CAf's 2014-2019 strategy, created the MAYI news magazine, the first edition of which was published, but it has remained in hibernation. In order to revive this network, the GWP Caf secretariat organized a revitalization workshop from 15 to 16 November 2016. The aim of this workshop was to provide a regional framework in which the magazine's editorial board will rethink its content and technical data sheet in order to revitalize it and enhance its value.
Three main objectives guided the workshop's work: (1) to revitalize the Network, (2) to rework MAYI magazine issue 2, and (3) to revise the regional communication strategy of GWP CAf. Participants worked on its visual identity and the new MAYI magazine's technical data sheet. Thus, the Network is called the Central African Journalists Network for Water and Climate. The magazine's technical data sheet has been revised to reflet with the CAf GWP standards and contributes to a regular publication of the magazine. It emerges that 2018 is the year in which MAYI magazine was relaunched. It will therefore appear two (02) times in 2018.