PAAWA works to unite animal welfare organisations across the continent while building leadership and capacity for collective advocacy. We do this by providing a Platform for collective work on policies, legislation and practices that lead to improved animal welfare, human compassion and livelihoods. PAAWA exists as a platform for animal welfare organizations in Africa. Its core mandate is to strengthen the work of animal welfare Organizations across Africa by raising the profile of animal welfare work and animal welfare organizations across the continent, and providing a collective voice and peer support. While PAAWA exists as an independent entity, it seeks to provide leadership support in key advocacy and capacity areas of its members and all other animal welfare organizations in the region.