Who We Are
We are a Non- Profit dedicated to impacting our world for PEACE through programmes that focus on building intra and inter personal relationships.
To our credit are several areas of competitive advantage that single us out in the peace building industry. These include our unique approach to peace building, in which we integrate the crosscutting issues of gender, nonviolence and human rights. Additionally, we possess the unique ability to link grassroots peace activism with global peace movements, which is synergistic indeed.
We also ensure sustainability of our interventions through formation of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) by our alumni. We provide them with technical support and leadership training to increase their chances of becoming self propelled and self sustained vehicles for sustainable.development.
In 2001, a group of women lawyers came together due to a shared concern in the slow, energy- draining, adversarial, relationship- breaking court processes in Kenya, especially relating to family matters. They founded Family Mediation and Conciliation Center (FAMEC), a nonprofit that could offer constructive resolution of family disputes as well as popular education and advocacy to reduce incidents of litigation, conflict and violence in the families. In 2007, FAMEC was renamed Amani Communities Africa (ACA) in appreciation of its changed mandate and scope of work- focus on community peace building and expansion to other African countries. The founding chair of the board of directors of ACA is Joy Mbaabu. She is the vision bearer who has kept the vision and consistency of ACA over the years.
People empowered to practice inside-out
Our Core Values
~ Training and Education.
~ Conversations and Consultations.
~ Retreats and Reflections.
~ Conferences and Exchanges.
~ Advocacy and Empowerment.