A society where Children are Parented and Empowered to Reach their Full Potential.


To facilitate and enable member organizations address policies and practices within their communities, through specific parenting issues that affect African families.

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PAN was founded in 2009 by both Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS) and The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF). A majority of active membership is mainly spread across Eastern and Southern Africa, but with growing interest to gain ground in North, Central and West Africa. To date PAN membership is of over 210 registered members and over 850 subscribers. PAN is registered in Kenya, but has 9 active country chapters in South Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, and with presence in Ethiopia.

Recognizing that there is a limited source of credible materials and information on parenting education and support in Africa, the network is committed to provide forums and platforms for learning and sharing information regarding parenting with skills, and knowledge, in order to safeguard children. We seek strategic partners to conduct research, document material relevant to local contexts and pilot evidence-based parenting education approaches, all geared towards providing knowledge, information and materials to inform program planning for parents.