African Child Policy Forum

Contact Information

+251116628192 /96/97/99

The African Child Information Hub Office Address : Off Bole Road, Behind Alem Building #2

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Primary Contact

Selam Mebrahtu

Type of Organization/Institute

Non-governmental organization (NGO)

Mission Statement

Our mission is to work towards “A More Child-friendly and Accountable Africa.”

Our work is guided by the following principles and values:
Rights-based. We are guided by the principle of the Best Interest of the Child and by the rights and obligations imbedded in African and international human rights instruments;
Realism and context-relevant. We recognise the need to situate our analyses and actions within the specific socio-cultural, economic and political African realities that impact on children;
Truth. We always remain faithful to Truth that, on one hand, appreciates the positive in our cultural values and beliefs but, on the other hand, exposes practices and beliefs that are manifestly harmful to children;
We back our policy advocacy work wherever possible with knowledge and statistical and scientific evidence;
African ownership. We take pride in our past achievements but we take responsibility for our present condition and the road ahead
Constructive engagement. We engage with Governments constructively by showing the gaps in policy and practice, and by providing support and showcasing lessons from good practices.

Primary Strategies