CAFS History, Vision and Mission

CAFS

 

 

Est. 1975

 

 

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he Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is an autonomous African institution dedicated to strengthening the capacities of organizations and individuals working in the field of health , HIV & AIDS, population and development in order to contribute to improving the quality of life of families in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

CAFS has been serving Africa since 1975, and is one of the few international NGOs (iNGO) that are based in the African Continent and perhaps the only African-based iNGO without an office in Europe or North America.  CAFS governing board composed of nine international experts in reproductive health, HIV&AIDS and other development fields. CAFS conducts courses and undertakes research and consultancy services from strategically located bases in East and West Africa (Corporate Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya; Central & West Africa Regional Office in Lome, Togo; and Country Offices in Abuja, Nigeria and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). CAFS services are provided by highly qualified professionals who come from a variety of disciplines; including reproductive health, HIV&AIDS, population and development, and organisation and management development. The CAFS team reflects strong field experience and a profound knowledge of the African social and cultural environment.

 

Vision

African families are empowered to improve their quality of life

Mission

CAFS is a centre of excellence for strengthening the capacity of health and development institutions to improve quality of life for families in Africa