About the organizers of the ACOPEA Summit 2013 an annual event to address COP issues in Africa.
ANPPCAN is a pan-African
network that deals with child abuse and neglect in general and in
particular, the prevention and protection nature of abuse. It was
founded in 1986 in Enugu,Nigeria and has its headquarters in Nairobi,
Kenya. Membership to ANPPCAN is country specific and currently it has
chapters in 26 countries in Africa. It has observer status with the
African Union and similar status with the African Commission on Human
and Peoples Rights.
The End Child Prostitution in Kenya (ECPIK) is a coalition of 19 civil
society organizations working together to stop child prostitution,
sexual exploitation, child pornography and trafficking of children for
sexual purposes in Kenya. It is the Kenyan affiliate of the End Child
Prostitution, Child Pornography and Child Trafficking for sexual
The organization works in partnership with others to protect children
from commercial sexual exploitation in particular sexual abuse,
prostitution, pornography and trafficking for sexual purposes. ECPIK’s
activities border on research, media campaigns, collaboration and
networking, training, capacity building and advocacy. The network’s
activities are conducted from ANPPCAN Regional Office.
The African Child Online Protection, Education and Awareness Centre
(ACOPEA) works to promote the welfare and safety of children in the
online environment through education, awareness and the provision of
mechanisms to report abuse and protect the rights of citizens in
cyberspace. ACOPEA brings together professionals from all over the
continent who work with children in different capacities including child
welfare, child protection agencies and organizations, teachers, social
workers, police and other key stakeholders in strategic regional forums
such as conferences to deliberate on COP and its agendas, create
awareness, share knowledge and experience in child online protection.