Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) works in partnership with organizations in Africa, Canada and internationally to build sustainable human development in Africa. Partnership Africa Canada works to :
- strengthen African and Canadian efforts in research and policy dialogue relating to sustainable human development in Africa
- facilitate, among African, Canadian and international decision-makers, the adoption and implementation of policies that foster sustainable human development in Africa
- promote greater understanding of and commitment to sustainable human development in Africa
Partnership Africa Canada was created in 1986 with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Canadian and African non-governmental organizations (NGOs). PAC funded hundreds of innovative projects that supported sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1996, PAC changed its mandate to focus on policy work.