The Arfican Platform

for Adult Education

Adult Education in Africa

Member Networks

The four African networks that make up the Platform are:


Africa Network Campaign on Education For All

The "Africa Network Campaign on Education For All" emerged in 2000 following the World Education Forum in Dakar. Its vision is a united, strong, dynamic, motivated and effective African Civil Society committed to the promotion of "free universal access to quality education".


African Women's Development and Communication Network

The 'African Women's Development and Communication Network' was set up in 1988 to facilitate and coordinate the sharing of experiences, ideas, information and strategies for the promotion of human rights among African women's organizations through networking, communication, capacity-building and advocacy at the regional and international levels.


Pan African Association for Literacy and Adult Education

The Pan African Association for Literacy and Adult Education (PAALAE) is composed of national adult education associations, NGOs, institutions and individuals active in the field of literacy and adult education. The fundamental objective of the association is to promote adult education in all its variety of forms and dimensions and in relationship to the need for healthy growth and development of individuals, communities and societies in the African region.


Pamoja Education

PAMOJA is the Africa Reflect Practitioners and Affiliates Network, a participatory education and development initiative established in 2002 which facilitates learning, sharing and the continuing evolution of Reflect practice in Africa. Reflect is an approach to learning and social change that aims to create a space where people feel comfortable to meet and discuss relevant issues. It encourages agency in decision-making by strengthening the ability to communicate.