PIWA (the Panos Institute West Africa) is an African non-governmental organization (NGO).

PIWA is a fully independent and totally African results-based organization committed to excellence, and which considers itself a reference African organization in the field of media, both in terms of media development (MediaDev) and communication for development.

Headquartered in Dakar (Senegal), PIWA has developed inter-country or national projects in 14 of the 15 countries in the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States). It has offices or national coordinators in three countries (Niger, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire).