Norway funds KAIPTC’s participation at the 77th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

Group picture after panel discussions. Panelists included Hon. Commissioner Idrissa Sow (Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty, ACHPR), Mr. Gorden Simango (Director, AACC Liaison Office to the African Union), Ms Zippy Nzisa Musyimi ( Peace and Security Mediator) Nana Efua Hackman (Legal Officer, KAIPTC). The session was moderated by Ms Amma Addo-Fening (Snr Stakeholder Engagement Officer, KAIPTC)

Support from the Norwegian Government enabled the KAIPTC to participate in both the NGO Forum preceding the 77th  Ordinary Session of the African Commision on Human and People’s Rights and the Commision sessions in Arusha, Tanzania.


The forum held under the theme “ The Year Of Afcfta: “Acceleration Of The African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation”  brought together African and international NGO’s, human rights organistions, human rights defenders, the African Commission to share updates on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Africa as well as adopt strategies for improvement of human rights situation on the Continent.


The KAIPTC in partnership with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) Liason Office to the Africa Union, held a panel discussion on the 17th of October on the theme: Analyzing the Implications and Impacts of Anti-Constitutional Changes in African Nations: Promoting Peace, Security, towards effective implementation AfCFTA . The aim was to engage in objective discussions on the governance and security situation in Africa in line with the African Union’s objective of accelerating the implementation of the AfFCTA and identify ways of engaging with AU Member States and Organs to address the surge in Unconstitutional Change of Governments and its negative effects on Agenda 2063.



The panel discussions and other engagements gave the Centre a great opportunity to increase its visibility as well as showcase its products and services at the 42nd African Human Rights Book fair. Participants from the Centre also took part in multiple side events on pertinent human rights issues.