Who We Are

We are African Institute for Children Studies (AICS)

AICS is a Pan-African non-profit organization with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. We are a knowledge management and capacity building organization, committed to the best interest of children and communities. We facilitate locally owned and led innovative programs and policy reforms to promote child and community wellbeing in Africa. We achieve these goals working with and collaborating with different stakeholders including governments, academia, the civil society and communities

Our Vision

A responsive and nurturing world for every child

Our Mission

To provide a one-stop-shop for knowledge and experts on childhood, child development and welfare

our approach

Our Approach

Research, training, influencing, and modeling effective interventions


Innovation | Reliability | Excellence | Honesty | Inclusivity


We undertake community level interventions that provide evidence on what works in promoting the best interest of children. We believe in participatory evidence informed,collaborative, gender and cultural sensitive processes. We undertake research, training, modelling of effective interventions, policy advocacy and capacity building for stakeholders


AICS works primarily in Africa. It also collaborates with organizations and individuals who share our vision across the Globe. We aim to have a presence in all Countries in Africa


Active Presence in 3 Continents and 6 countries


6 Active Programs


83 Children Supported to remain in School

8Million People

8 Million Community Members Benefited