Animal Welfare Competence Center For Africa


AWeCCA is pleased to announce the release of its annual newsletter. This shows the activities that the organisation has carried out throughout the year of 2023. The newsletter can be accessed here.

Organization Principles


To engage in research, outreach and education that fosters good welfare practices and sustainable ethical interactions of animals, humans and environment


Africa with high welfare standards for all animals

Core Values

Care, Integrity, Excellence,
Transparency, Team work, Innovation, Accountability

Animal Welfare Research and Innovations in Africa
Animal Welfare Training for pre-service and in-service animal service professionals
Animal Welfare Knowledge base for Africa
Guidelines for Animal Welfare In Development Cooperation
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Farm Animal Welfare
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What We Do

Who We Are

The Animal welfare competence center for Africa, is born out of the need to further accelerate animal welfare improvement efforts in Africa. Animal Welfare has been underestimated as an effective driver of development especially among animal based economies, adressing challenges related to one Health, climate change, food security, food safety, prevention of epidemics and pandemics.

Quick Statistics

54 countries

Of 54 countries in Africa, 80% are dependant on animal agriculture 

D Score

Best animal welfare country scores a D on the animal protection index by world animal protection


< 100 Universities

Less than 100 Universities in Africa offering degrees in animal science.

16,300 species

Over 16,300 species are believed to be endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)



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