African Peace Network

Organization's name: African Peace Network
Organization's acronym: APNET INTERNATIONAL
Headquarters address  
Address: P.O. Box DC 297,
Phone: +233-266-337285
Fax: +233-302-519453
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English
  • French


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Crime Prevention
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Drug Control
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Financing for Development
  • Food
  • Habitat
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Information
  • International Security
  • Peace and Security
  • Population
  • Religion
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Violence
  • Volunteerism
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Financing for Development:
  • International Trade as an engine for development
  • Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Men and boys
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Research
  • The girl child
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • International migration
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Population distribution and internal migration
  • Population growth

Public Administration:
  • Ethics, Transparency and Accountability
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Service and Management Innovation
  • Socio-Economic Governance and Management

Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Conflict
  • Employment
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

  • Civil registration systems
  • Crime and criminal justice statistics
  • Development indicators
  • Disability Statistics
  • Population and housing censuses
  • Poverty statistics
  • Price and Quantity Statistics

Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Health
  • Poverty

Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Development in Africa
  • Peace in Africa

Conflict Resolution in Africa:
  • Conflicts Resolution

  • Economic and Corporate Governance
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Côte D'Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Benin
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1986
Year of registration (YYYY): 1996
Organizational structure: The organizational Structure of APNET is as follows: Board of Directors-Executive Director-Administrator-( Field Officers-Public Relations Officer,Women Desk,Project Officer,Porter,Accountant,National/Regional Coordinators,National/Regional Organizers,Project Coordinators,Field Liaison Officers, )
Number and type of members: 3,000
Affiliation with NGO networks: YES
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
Funding structure other: Sale of Farm Products,Proceeds from Cultural Groups,Sale of Sovenours

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Indigenous people
  • Business and industry
  • Children and youth
  • Local authorities
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Farmers
Involvement in UN Partnerships: Yes
If yes, explain in detail: Conferences, Workshops & Meeting
Affiliation with other organizations: DPI,UNCCD, FAO, NGLS, CONGO,UNDP,HABITAT ETC

Social Development

Affiliation with other organizations: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),Unted Nations Special Economic and Social Council Status (ECOSOC),Department of Public Information (DPI)offices in Ghana and New York,United Nations Global Compact,Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)of UN University in Tokyo-Japan,Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO),UN HABITAT-Kenya,The Conferences of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with The United Nations (CoNGO),United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)in Bonn-Germany,United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM),Elim Church in Scotland-UK,Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-Ghana,Development of Social Welfare-Ghana,Christ Mystry Missions International-Ghana,Help the Blind-Ghana,International Bible Believers Ministries-Ghana, Rights for Woman Network-Ghana,Child Welfare Foundation-Ghana,Hope Renewal Ministries Incorporated-Liberia,Largo Aid-Ghana,Emerald Consultants and Entertainments-Ghana,Akyea & Sons Company-Ghana,International Bereu for Peace (IBP)-Switzaland.
Purpose of the organization: African Peace Network (APNET) International is Non-Governmental organization(NGO),in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) whose main aim is to promote world peace. The broad Aims and Objectives of the organization are spelt as follows: 1.To promote world peace. 2.To promote human right activities 3.To promote the activities of the United Nations To work and maintain conducive environment and sustainable development. 4.T o establish youth development and skills training centers to help develop their talents. 5.To help protect women and children against all forms of abuses such as defilement,assault of forms,female genital mutilation,child abuse,child labour,neglect,etc 6.To establish rehabilitation centers for prostitutes to curb the HIV/AIDS menace. 7.To help improve the living standards of disabled persons in the society. 8.To ensure that people all over the world live in harmony and peace irrespective of one's social,economic cultural or political background.
Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The organization has conducted activities in various areas of the countries to support the disabled and physically challenged in Koforidua in trhe Eastern Region and Lekple in the Volta Region. As part of the organization's Projects and programmes,we have projected to carry out a series of activities in 2011,in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare to support the disabled and physically challenged.
Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level: Over the year, a number of developmental activities were taken by APNET,some of the most prominent ones include the following: 1.Education on Afforestation 2.Education on Women Empowerment and Child Abuse 3.Education on Environmental Cleanliness which was celebrated with a clean-up exersices in various communitites and official launching of APNET's Chapters in both TOGO AND LA COTE D IVOIRE . 4.APNET participated in workshops, seminars and conferences on sustainable energy and environment, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana and the UNCTAD in Doha- Qatar. 5. Series of local tours were also organized,in collaboration with the Ghana AIDS Commission, over the years, to educate the public on the dangers in HIV/AIDS pandemics and the best way one can live without falling a victim. 6. As women empowerment is of paramount concern to APNET, a number of workshops , seminars were organized for women in remote and marginalized areas like Akuase in the Birim North District, Tweapease and Boadua in the Kwaebibirim district, Boakyekrom in the Afram plains area, Asuokor and Osenase in the west Akyem district and Adowso and Adukrom in the Akuapem south district, all in the Eastern Region. Also, woman were taught how to process gari(a local food) and vocation, which will help liberate them from the prevailing abject poverty in places like Leklebi, Hohoe, Agbesia - Duga, Lekpe - Todome and Abutia, all in the Volta Region.
A list of members of the governing body of the organization, and their countries of nationality: The members of APNET that form the governing body are as follows: 1.Alex Adu Appuiah- Ghanaian 2.William Kingsley Opoku-Ghanaian 3.Hon. Samuel Nuamah Donkor-Ghanaian 4.Thomas Doe-Ghanaian 5.Steven Geo-Aidoo-Ghanaian 6.Rev George Antwi Dua-Ghanaian 7.Roland Asukwe-Togolese 8.AQlhaji Musa -Beninoire 9.Priscillar Adu Seiwaa -Ghanaian 10.Stephen Obeng -Ghanaian 11.Mckay Bansa -Ghanaian 12.Edith Acquah -Ghanaian 13. Philip Kweku Kodenyo -Ghanaian 14.Bright Adu Simpeh -Ghanaian 15.Patience Forson -Ghanaian 16.Priscillar Nyarko -Ghanaian 17.Alexandra Kusi Pepra -Ghanaian 18.Edward Aboagye -Ghanaian 19.Deaconess Grace Kandakai -Liberian 20.Oteng Kwaku -Ghanaian
Description of the membership of the organization, indicating the total number of members: African Peace Network (APNET) currently has eight(8) volunteers working at its national secretariat at Accra,Ghana,in various capacities as follows: 1. Executive Director 2.Administrator 3.Secretary 4.Projects Officer 5.Public Relations Officer 6.Director of Women's Affairs 7.Driver 8.President Currently,APNET's membership stands at nine thousand (9000) world wide.The geographical coverage of APNET stands like this:The organization has branches and representatives in the following countries:Togo,Benin,United States of America,United Kingdom,Switzerland ,Liberia, Austria and Cote d'Ivoire.