About KAACR

Introduction & History

Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children (KAACR) is national umbrella body for NGO’s cooperation and exchange of information on children rights in Kenya with a membership of over 250 children agencies in Kenya. KAACR, which was founded on the basis of the UNCRC, is a registered national umbrella NGO under the National Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Coordination Act of 1990 in 1995. KAACR is an NGO with Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (2000), Equivalence Determination Certification (2017) from NGO source, Observer Status with African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) – (2018) and member of the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children (2018).

KAACR envisions a society that protects all the rights of children and youth to survive, develop and participate in all matters concerning them. KAACR’s mission is to advocate for and promote the realization of rights and responsibilities of children and youth in Kenya.

Over the years, KAACR has experienced tremendous growth that has seen her implement various projects geared towards promoting the rights and welfare of children in Kenya. KAACR has implemented two strategic plans 2001 – 2010 and 2011 -2015 and we currently commenced on a 5-year strategic plan 2016 -2020 whose strategic objectives are:

i. Monitoring domestication of national, regional and international child rights instruments,

ii. Strengthening networking and building partnerships for increased visibility of children rights

iii. Child and Youth empowerment

iv. Research and documentation

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KAACR Structure

KAACR highest decision-making body is the Annual General Assembly, which elects an Executive Board to oversee day-to-day operations of the organization. The Executive Director oversees the running of the secretariat that has 15 staff members of which three women and three men are in senior management. The Annual General Assembly and the Board give policy direction while the secretariat implements policy decision and programmers. KAACR has a management team consisting of the Executive Director, Programme Manager and Programme Coordinators, which formulate the Programmatic direction of the organization for discussion and adoption by the Executive Board.

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Wendy Court

Westlands, Nairobi

Email: info@kaacr.com

Mobile 0722780224

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Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children (KAACR) is national umbrella body for NGO’s cooperation and exchange of information on children rights in Kenya with a membership of over 250 children agencies in Kenya.