About us

Heads of States joined by the UN Secretary General Antonnio Guterres after the official opening of the 2018 AU Summit

The Pan Africa Programme (PAP) is the Oxfam International advocacy, campaigns and influencing agency engaging citizens and institutions in the realization of an Africa that is self-reliant, democratic, peaceful, and responsive to the rights and development needs of her citizens.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations led by Winnie Byanyima working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

At the Pan Africa Programme,  we work with social movements, Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) and their coalitions and alliances, directorates at the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Governments to influence, popularise and implement key international and continental policy standards, pledges and human rights instruments.

Consistent with Oxfam International Southern campaigning principles, we recognize the primary agency for change in Africa lies in Africa and with African organisations. We support a strong and autonomous Pan Africa campaigning force of pan African coalitions, alliances and social movements to articulate their change objectives and work closely with their own members and partners at various levels.