African Child Policy Forum ACPF

The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is an independent, not-for-profit, pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child. ACPF was established with the conviction that putting children first on the public agenda is fundamental for the realisation of their rights and wellbeing and for bringing about lasting social and economic progress in Africa … (Welcome Page ACPF 1/2).

Programmes; Welcome Forum; Jobs; Gallery; Products (ACPF Docs); (as part of ACPF):  About HUB; Info HUB; Child Docs; Data, Statistics; Child Rights Orgs; News; Events;
Address: ACPF, Off Bole Road, Behind Alem Building #2, P.O.Box 1179, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;

Welcome Page ACPF 2/2: … ACPF’s work is rights based, inspired by universal values and informed by global experiences and knowledge. 

Its work is guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, and other relevant regional and international human rights instruments. ACPF aims to specifically contribute to improved knowledge on children in Africa; monitor and report progress;identify policy options; provide a platform for dialogue; collaborate with governments, inter-governmental organisations and civil society in the development and implementation of effective pro-child policies and programmes and also promote a common voice for children in and out of Africa.

Mission, Vision:

The African Child Policy Forum envisages that one day, not far away, every child in Africa will lead a healthy life and contribute to the emergence of a peaceful, democratic and prosperous Africa that can overcome marginalisation in a globalising world.

The overriding mission of the Forum is to contribute to the effort to put African children on the public agenda, and, to that end, exert pressure where the political will is absent and provide support where it exists. The African Child Policy Forum will achieve its mission by:

  • Carrying out research on problems facing African children and the policy options; and
  • Working with other child rights organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes.

This can be achieved only through a strong socio-political Africa-based movement on behalf of children and the articulation of policy options grounded on analytical research and world experience, adapted to African realities.

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