About Us

We are African Institute for Children Studies (AICS)

Welcome to the one stop shop for knowledge on childhood and child development. At the African Institute for Children Studies (AICS), we provide resources, both human and knowledge to improve quality of services to children and to transform lives. We believe that childhood is a short period in human life, yet it affects all the other developmental stages of human beings. 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.

Our Vision

A leading institute for knowledge management and capacity building on children

Our Competencies

Child Rights & protection, education, health, gender, armed Conflict, family Studies

Our Mission

To improve quality of services to children and positively transform lives


Evidence-informed  |  Gender-sensitive  |  Participatory  |  Impact-oriented  |  Rights-based  |  People-focused

  Partner with Us




Members of the AICS International Advisory Board

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Kukubo Barasa
Chair Executive Board (AICS, HQ)

Sherry Sacino Chair, AICS Int'l Advisory Board & President of Youth Empowerment Alliance
Deepak Raj Karuna Foundation Nepal
Judge Eduardo Melo Judge, Sao Paulo State Tribunal of Justice, Brazil
Dr. Judy Krysik Director & Ass. Prof at Center for Child Welfare, (ASU) - USA
Justice Martha Koome Justice Court of Appeal, GOK; AICS Champion

Dr. Bernard Suwa Chairman, South Suda
Alexandre Zielinsky Arregui - Switzerland
Roberta Salle LevySwitzerland
Njoka Murimi Consultant, Child Rights & Governance, Kenya
Noemi Fivat Protection Specialist at SDC/HA
Major (Rtd) Patrick Musibi - Member Executive Board (AICS, HQ)
Andrea Souza

Samuel Munyuwiny
Executive Director, Kenya



Joan Rakuomi Director, Training
David Mwenga
Manager, Research
Edward Mose Program Manager, Education Fund
Megan McDermott Volunteer, Education Fund and Scholar-Leadership Program
Henry Wafula Executive Director, AICS Uganda

Violet Moyo
Volunteer Country Manager, AICS Zimbabwe

Patrick Sebit
Executive Director, AICS South Sudan


Dr. Eric Ater
Child Protection Specialist
Ruth Juliet Nyambura
Law Expert
Dr. Michael Kiragu
Health Policy Expert
Dr. Lucy Nkatha
Law Expert

Felicia Mburu
Law Expert (Disability)

Dr. Wendy Wolfersteig Educational Assessments & Evaluation Expert



Dr. Preston Izulla
Expert in Epidemiology and Public Health
Danor Ochieng
Expert in Public Health


who we are currently working with



Department of Children Services