The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) launched the African Child Information Hub (InfoHub), a one-stop shop of data and information on children in Africa, in November 2006. The main objective of the InfoHub is to create a forum to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and experiences on matters relating to children.
The InfoHub features a range of services such as:
• A database of child-focused organisations
• Data and Statistics on indicators of the wellbeing of children in Africa
• The African Child E-Newsletter
• An events calendar
• Reports, documents and research publications on the state of children
The InfoHub website’s database and information is updated and expanded on a continuous basis.
The African Child E-Newsletter, one of the new features, published on a bi-monthly basis, serves as a platform for organisations and individuals working in the area of child rights and wellbeing to share and disseminate their research/publications, data, new developments and event announcements. It is aimed at providing an avenue for existing and unknown data and information to be disseminated as well as a channel for researchers to solicit information. The “Interview of the Month” and “Special of the Month” sections of the E-Newsletter provide theme-specific content on different areas of child rights and wellbeing.