• About Us

Who we are: 

Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) is an indigenous Pan-African non-governmental organization which works to sustain animals as sentient beings through showing them compassion, care, and appreciation. We achieve this by influencing policy, community empowerment, advocacy and attitude change.

 Our Vision: 

We envision a world where people show compassion, protection, and care for all animals.

Our Mission: 

To work with communities, governments, partners and other stakeholders across Africa to promote humane treatment of all animals.

Our Achievements this far:

We have spearheaded:

  1. The drafting of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 and review of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, CAP 360.
  2. The amendments to the  Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 to effectively address animal welfare issues arising from wildlife crime.
  3. The formation of a platform that brings together law enforcement institutions and animal welfare practitioners to look into wildlife and environmental crimes.
  4. The establishment of animal welfare clubs in schools.

Core Values

  • Partnerships
  • Moral Integrity
  • Effectiveness & Efficiency

Our Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Capacity Building, Education, and Awareness: the objective is to increase knowledge and skills, and influence attitudes and improve behaviors about animal welfare; of citizens, policy makers and practitioners by 2020.
  • Better Animal Care: the objective is to advocate and campaign against all forms of cruelty and persecution of animals in society by 2020.
  • Human-Animal Co-existence: the objective is to promote harmonious coexistence of humans and animals by 2020.