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Governance Structure

The APEVAC governance structure consists of the Executive Council, APEVAC Secretariat, and a Technical Advisory Group.


Executive Council

The Executive Council (EC) is the top decision making authority of the African Partnership to End Violence against Children (APEVAC). The EC oversees the functions of the Partnership’s Secretariat and provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Secretariat of the Partnership with a longer-term perspective as well as defining the broad outlines of the Partnership’s areas of interventions. The Council also makes final decisions on the Partnership’s programme of action and its budget and staffing requirements. The Council members, given their prominent profile, will support the Partnership in mobilising resources and having greater visibility, as well as being its ambassadors within their respective areas of work and region.

The EC comprises of representatives of Governments, the Regional Economic Communities, Pan-African, sub-regional, national and international organisations with the dedication to and experience in addressing violence against children in Africa. Currently, the EC comprises of fourteen members:

1)      Federal Republic of Nigeria;

2)      Republic of Uganda;

3)       United Republic of Tanzania

4)      the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC),

5)      East African Community (EAC),

6)      Southern Africa Development Community (SADC),

7)      the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),

8)       the Office of UN Secretary-General Special Representative on Violence against Children

9)       African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY),

10)   African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)

11)   Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN),

12)   The Global Partnership to End Violence against Children [GPEVAC],

13)   Save the Children International and

14)    Wellspring Advisors. 

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group [AG] is a group that is constituted on a need-by-need basis to provide technical assistance to the Secretariat on various thematic issues in the realization of its core function of catalysing collective action to stopping violence against children in Africa. The advisory group is, therefore, an action-oriented group with wide representation comprising experts and/or professionals in the different fields of child rights.

The AG is mandated to provide strategic guidance and technical advice to the Secretariat on matters related to strategic direction, programme priority setting, policy advocacy, partnership mobilisation and engagement matters.

The Secretariat

Under the overall leadership of the Executive Council, the Partnership operates with a lean, efficient Secretariat staffed by a dedicated and experienced team of experts responsible for managing and running the programmatic, financial and administrative functions of the Partnership.

The Secretariat is the technical and administrative arm of the Partnership. It is responsible for playing a lead role in mobilizing resources for the programmatic and operational running of the Partnership as well as for convening and organizing virtual and face-to-face meetings of the various structures of the Partnership.


Africa Avenue (Bole Rd),
Next to Alem Building #2, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Email: secretariat@endviolenceinafrica.org
  • Phone:+251 116 628192
  • Fax: +251 116 628200

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