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Africa Child Policy Forum

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Children
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Financing for Development
  • Governance
  • HIV/AIDS
  • 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:
    Year of registration: 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
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Foreign and international grants
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