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Our Vision

We strive for an Africa where children's wellbeing is realized for sustainable development.

Our Mission

The AfriChild Centre exists to generate research that informs policy and practice for the wellbeing of children.

Strategic Direction

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AfriChild's Core Program Areas

Generation Of Research Evidence -

In the last five years, our approach to research focused on capacity development for researchers and primary research to deepen understanding on particular issues. AfriChild in collaboration with key agencies spearheaded the development of a child-focused national policy research agenda to guide the focus of research, and ensure that the evidence generated was relevant to facilitatingachievement of national objectives relevant tochild wellbeing.


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Increased Uptake and Use Of Research Evidence In Policy Making and Practice

LESSONS LEARNED (2015-2020)1. Development and dissemination of policy briefs does not guarantee that issues get onthe policy agenda. Ongoing engagement of policymakers is required to facilitate use ofresearch evidence.2. Integration of a monitoring and evaluation mechanism is necessary to assess progress andfollow up on the use of evidence in policy and practice.3. The AfriChild Centre needs to align its research dissemination and uptake strategy to theneeds and agendas of policy actors.4. Selection of NGO partners requires consideration of their capacity and willingness tocommit for sustainability.


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Organisational Capactiy

The AfriChild Centre will work towards strengthening resources and reforming systems to ensure seamlessand efficient organizational processes.We will ensure that governance frameworks and administrative support required to efficiently and effectively implement the strategic plan are available.The organization will attract and retain fit-for-purpose talent to deliver the anticipated results; continuous investment will be made to develop the human resources to ensure motivation and retention.AfriChild will develop and implement a fundraising strategy, and integrate a financial management system that ensures efficient use of resources,for maximum impact andsustainability. We will developand integrate a Monitoring,Evaluation, Accountabilityand Learning (MEAL) systemas a major tool for continuousimprovement and learning frominterventions.


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AfriChild | Our Work

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Inter-University Research Methods Training

The Inter-University Programme aims at strengthening inter-university collaboration and training in child-focused research skills. Under this program, AfriChild takes on mid-level child-focused researchers from seven universities in Uganda and equips them with skills in child-focused research methods, grant acquisition, and publication. The seven Universities the Centre works with are Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Nsamizi Training Institute, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda Christian University, Gulu University, and Muni University.


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Good School Toolkit Study -

The GST-S study is a pilot trial implemented by AfriChild and Raising voices with support from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The aim of this pilot study is to learn more about how the Good Schools Toolkit works in secondary schools following the successful implementation of GST-P in 42 primary schools in Uganda. The study will be implemented 8 secondary schools in Kampala and Wakiso districts.


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Together for Girls Research Fellowship

The AfriChild Centre is running a research fellowship with Together For Girls that focuses on strengthening individual and institutional in-country research capacity to generate and utilize evidence for policy and programming for prevention and improved response to violence against children.The focus of the research examines sexual violence and its effects on education, mental health, and HIV infection among females in Uganda using findings from the Uganda Violence Against Children Survey (VACs) data.


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AfriChild | The Secretariat Team

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Our Core Vision

All about the African Child

We strive for an Africa where children's wellbeing is realized for sustainable development.

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Our Vision

We strive for an Africa where children's wellbeing is realized for sustainable development.

Our Mission

The AfriChild Centre exists to generate research that informs policy and practice for the wellbeing of children.

Strategic Direction

View and download the AfriChild Strategic Plan

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