Africa Child Policy Forum

Organization's name: Africa Child Policy Forum
Organization's acronym: ZAP
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: Bole Road (behind Alem building), Bole sub-city, PO Box 1179
Addis Ababa
Phone: ZAP
Fax: ZAP
Web site:

Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • French

Contacts & Participation:

First Name:

Last Name:

Contact Type:

Theophane Nikyema Head of Organization , Social Development , Designation , Re-classification , Quadrennial Report , Conference Focal Point , Sustainable Development (primary)
Sarah Guebreyes Re-classification , Quadrennial Report , Conference Focal Point
Yehualashet Mekonen Sustainable Development (secondary)


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Children
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Financing for Development
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Justice
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Minority Rights
  • Population
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Violence
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

  • Financing for Development:
  • Addressing systemic issues

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Human rights of women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • The girl child
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and health
  • Women and the economy

  • Population:
  • Reproduction, family formation and the status of women

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

  • Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

  • Statistics:
  • Development indicators
  • Disability Statistics
  • Household Statistics

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • International law
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Sustainable development for Africa

  • Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Development in Africa

  • NEPAD:
  • Human Development
  • Geographic scope: Regional
    • Africa
    Millennium Development Goals:
    • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
    • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
    • Promote gender equality and empower women
    • Reduce child mortality
    • Improve maternal health
    • Develop global partnership for development
    Mission statement:
    Year established (YYYY): 2003
    Year of registration (YYYY): 2003
    Organizational structure: The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is an independent, not-for-profit, pan African institution for policy research and dialogue on the African child. Its Secretariat based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, covers all operational and programmatic activities of the organisation. ACPF's expertise in child rights and well-being focuses on three major programmatic areas: The African Child Observatory; The Child Protection and Development in Africa programme; and The African Child and the Law programme. ACPF's International Board of Trustees is composed by high-level experts and chaired by H.E. Dr Graca Machel.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: ACPF is affiliated to the AfricaWide Movement for Children (AMC) and the CSO Forum
    Funding structure:
    • Grants from Governments

    • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations

    • Foreign and international grants

    • Fundraising campaigns

    Additional Information

    Sustainable Development

    Major Group affiliation:
    • Children and youth
    • Non-governmental organization
    Involvement in UN Partnerships:
    If yes, explain in detail:
    Affiliation with other organizations:
    Statements or documents submitted
    Commission on Sustainable Development:
    Funding received from Division for Sustainable Development:

    Social Development

    Affiliation with other organizations:
    Purpose of the organization:
    Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
    Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level:
    A list of members of the governing body of the organization, and their countries of nationality:
    Description of the membership of the organization, indicating the total number of members:

    Advancement of Women

    Affiliation with other organizations:
    Statements or documents submitted
    to the Commission on the Status of Women:
    Statements or documents submitted
    to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:

    Main Objective

    Social Development