The Africa Network Campaign on Education for All [ANCEFA] emerged in 2000 following the World Education Summit in Dakar in April 2000. African Civil Society Organisations [CSOs] intent on providing a coherent and proactiveAfrican voice on EFA issues, felt the need to organise in a representative manner.
Mindful of the impact which poverty, HIV/AIDS, and the crisis of education have on the dignity of Sub-Saharan Africans; building on common shared concerns and experiences, and recognizing the ability of Africans to address their own development needs, civil society coalitions and networks addressing EFA issues in 23 countries across Africa, have come together to form the Africa Network Campaign in Education For All [ANCEFA] in order to pursue actions that will enable ordinary Africans achieve their personal and collective development aspirations through quality, free education for all.
ANCEFA exists to promote, enable and build capacity of African civil society to advocate and campaign for access to free quality education for all. This will be achieved by building networks and coalitions of civil society in order to share information and learning, address pertinent issues of concern, especially HIV/AIDS, influence policy, and build sustainable partnerships in Africa and beyond.
ANCEFA prioritizes the engagement of the civil society in national and international dialogue on the issues of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, gender equity, resource mobilization both within and outside the African continent, mitigating the impact of the conflicts on educational achievement and the needs of the poor, marginalised and vulnerable groups in pursuit of universal access to free, quality, education for all
The objectives of the network shall be to:
a) promote the engagement of civil society in national and international dialogue on cross-cutting issues in education such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic, gender equity, resource mobilisation both within and outside the African continent
b) mitigate the impact of conflicts on learning achievement and the needs of the poor, vulnerable and marginalised groups
c) ensure universal access to free quality education for all