Message from the Executive Director

Mr Theophane Nikyema
Dr. Assefa Bequele
Executive Director-ACPF

Dear friends and colleagues,

Warm greetings.

It is with mixed feelings that I accepted to return to ACPF as Executive Director.   On the one hand, it pleases me to be back amongst the staff of ACPF and work towards our mission: “A More Child-friendly and Accountable Africa”.

On the other hand, this is a part of my career that I had left some five years ago for other colleagues to handle.  Of course, I was always available to assist ACPF colleagues and the Board with my views and opinions on the strategic direction of the organisation. 

But I stayed clear from the complexities of managing the organisation. I return to this prestigious institution, at the request of the Board, to lead the staff of ACPF for an interim period.  My responsibility: to achieve our promised deliverables as stated in our strategic framework 2016-2020 and prepare the organisation for yet another decade of success.

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Civil Society Forum Pledge on Ending Violence against Children.  Agenda 2030 for Children: Solutions Summit, Stockholm Sweden.

The Agenda 2030 for Children: Solutions Summit was organised jointly by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and the Government of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February 2018. The Summit brought together governments, CSOs, the Private Sector, the media and children from more than 55 countries.

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