Centre For African Family Studies (CAFS)

The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is an African institution dedicated to strengthening the capacities of organisations and individuals working in the field of health , HIV & AIDS, and 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, first as an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation–Africa Region (IPPFAR) and since 1998 as a fully autonomous international non-governmental organisation. To achieve its mission, CAFS conducts courses and provides research and consultancy services from strategically located bases in East and West Africa, with corporate headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a regional office in Lomé, Togo. Highly qualified professionals, who form a multi-disciplinary team within the fields of reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, and population & development as well as institutional capacity building and organization development provide its services. The CAFS team reflects strong field experience and a profound knowledge of the African social and cultural environment.


Centre, Mara Road, Upper Hill
PO BOX 60054-00200, Nairobi

Tel: (+254) 20-273-1479; 272-5641
Fax : (+254) 20 2731489
Email: info@cafs.org
Website: www.cafs.org

Institution working on the following sectors

  • Capacity Building
  • Family Planning
  • Gender
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Population & Development
  • Reproductive Health
  • Research

Expert in -

Human capacity building and organization development for sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, and general development policy and program development

Working Languages

  • English
  • French

Total Number of Staff and Trainer

  • Staff : 19
  • Trainer: 6

Focal Persons

Dr. John R. Batten
Executive Director
Acting Director & Team Leader /Training & Technical Assistance (TL/TTA)

Tel: (+254) 20-273-1479; 272-5641
Fax: (+254) 20-273-1489
Mobile: (+254) 0722-205-179 (Prof. Akoto)
Email: eakoto@cafs.org

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