Who We Are
Afya na Haki (Ahaki) is a leading African Institute that generates knowledge and builds advocacy capacities in Health, Human Rights and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Ahaki uses Africentric approaches within a national, regional, Pan-African and global context to achieve its aims.
Our aim is to co-create and front African solutions to African problems by engaging Africans on issues of health, human rights and SRHR We do this through generating evidence, building advocacy capacities and enabling strategic partnerships and collaborations, that embrace appreciative questioning and positive African narratives to determine how these intersect with the global agendas. Ahaki shifts the narrative from Africans being victims to that of agency – being able to engage in changing their own lives and realities.
Ahaki interprets Africentrism through the lens of
(i) positive African narratives;
(ii) engaging the African regional and sub-regional institutions like the African Union (AU), East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD);
(iii) supporting and collaborating with African NGOs; and
(iv) engaging African experts and individuals on African perspectives with in global conversations on health, human rights, and the historical, social and political determinants of SRHR.
A note from the Director General
During our first year of existence, a lot of effort has been focused on conceptual development; understanding and research; team building and institutional development; and relationship building and partner collaboration. Our website underscores the foundational work, efforts and the promise of a future where we all harness Africa’s potential.
Meet the Ahaki Team
We are a team of seasoned experts with years of experience.