Parenting in Africa Network (PAN) is a Network of organizations, individuals and institutions keen to promote ‘skillful’ parenting practices in Africa, for the overall well being of children and families. Our mandate is drawn from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC). We advocate for the rights of children by focusing on specific issues that affect African families.

PAN has an active membership largely in Eastern and Southern Africa with pockets in Northern, Central and Western Africa. The network has over 250 registered members within and without Africa and over 800 subscribers. PAN is registered in Kenya, and has active country chapters in South Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mauritius, and Namibia as well as presence in Ethiopia.

Our drive is to see a society where children are parented and empowered to reach their full potential. This we realize through our commitment to providing forums and platforms for learning and sharing information on positive parenting skills. We complement our approaches through researching and documenting various parenting disciplines, education and capacity building by means of facilitating members to address policies and practices within their communities.