CAFS History, Vision and Mission




Est. 1975




he Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is an autonomous African institution dedicated to strengthening the capacities of organizations and individuals working in the field of health , HIV & AIDS, population and development in order to contribute to improving the quality of life of families in sub-Saharan Africa.


CAFS has been serving Africa since 1975, and is one of the few international NGOs (iNGO) that are based in the African Continent and perhaps the only African-based iNGO without an office in Europe or North America.  CAFS governing board composed of nine international experts in reproductive health, HIV&AIDS and other development fields. CAFS conducts courses and undertakes research and consultancy services from strategically located bases in East and West Africa (Corporate Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya; Central & West Africa Regional Office in Lome, Togo; and Country Offices in Abuja, Nigeria and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). CAFS services are provided by highly qualified professionals who come from a variety of disciplines; including reproductive health, HIV&AIDS, population and development, and organisation and management development. The CAFS team reflects strong field experience and a profound knowledge of the African social and cultural environment.



African families are empowered to improve their quality of life


CAFS is a centre of excellence for strengthening the capacity of health and development institutions to improve quality of life for families in Africa