The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), established in 2003, is an independent, not-for-profit, pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child. We contribute to improved knowledge on children in Africa; monitor and report on progress; identify policy options; provide a platform for dialogue; cooperate with governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society in the development and implementation of effective child sensitive policies and programmes; and promote a common voice for children in and out of Africa.
We work with African Union, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Regional Economic Communities, national government leaders and global bodies.
ACPF implements research, policy advocacy and capacity building projects in the areas of law and justice reform; government accountability; child protection; child wellbeing; disability; and child poverty. ACPF was one of the first organizations to put the issue of child poverty on the African political agenda by organizing an international policy conference on the issue in 2008. ACPF also dedicated its sixth international policy conference on the African child held in 2014 to child sensitive social protection.