The Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (PAI) is a federation of over 150 member organisations in Africa working to improve LGBTIQ+ human rights.
PAI has undergone a revival in the past two years as a result of two significant events. In November 2013 a consultative meeting was held in South Africa that was followed by a regional conference in Kenya in 2014 where the current executive board of PAI was elected with ten representatives from the continent. A conference decision was made to register PAI in South Africa where the Secretariat is located because of the prevailing conducive legal environment.
In addition it was agreed that a 3-year strategic plan be developed, to be informed by a survey of human rights concerns, mapping exercise and a needs analysis circulated to members. The French and English on line survey resulted in an impressive response from 70 members, mostly from Francophone countries in Africa. PAI Board members met in Johannesburg at end of January 2015 to develop this 3-year strategic plan and agree the accompanying monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.
The strategic plan also drew on a literature review of recommendations, thematic areas and values that had been discussed at both Johannesburg’s consultative meeting and Nairobi conference. In summary the role of PAI and thematic areas to be addressed were considered by members to be the following:
Role and function of Pan Africa ILGA:
Thematic issues to be addressed: