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The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is an independent, not-for-profit, pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child. ACPF aims to:

  • Contribute to improved knowledge on children in Africa
  • Monitor and report progress
  • Identify policy options
  • Provide a platform for dialogue
  • Collaborate with governments, intergovernmental organisations and civil society in the development and implementation of effective pro-child policies and programmes
  • Promote a common voice for children in and out of Africa.

Guided by ACPF's Programmes of Work document, Towards an Era of Accountability for children in Africa 2010-15, ACPF pursues its work in three strategic areas:

  • Monitoring government performance and child wellbieng
  • Promoting legal justice  and access to children
  • Strengthening the family and social protection mechanisms.