UNESCO AUCC has been rated as a potential centre of excellence in media and communication studies by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In 2017, developed a course on Climate Change for students. This grant, initially awarded in 2015, was part of a grant from UNESCO’s International Programme for Developmental Communications (IPDC) fund to train journalists on effective climate change reporting.

Over the past few years, in collaboration with UNESCO, has worked together to organize projects aimed at improving the quality of journalism on the continent.

These include the following: consultative meetings on building partnerships with women journalists (December 2010), workshop on Mainstreaming Gender and Minorities into Journalism Education (April 2012), offering of academic support to the Mass Communication Department of the University of Liberia (2014).

In 2015, AUCC, in partnership with UNESCO, organised two workshops aimed at improving the science, health and environmental journalism curriculum in journalism institutions in Ghana as well as a media skills training workshop for journalists to improve upon their reportage of news on science, health and the environment (May 2015).