Funding Feminist Futures

Women’s rights and feminist movements in Africa received a boost this week. On a visit to Sierra Leone, the Canadian Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced a $7 million (CAD) partnership with the African Women’s Development Fund, as part of the Canadian government’s recently announced $150 million ‘Women’s Voice and Leadership’ initiative. At a […]

Decolonise The Internet: Solidarity Is More than Just A Buzzword.

  By: Maame Akua Kyerewaa-Marfo The fast pace of technology has often made it synonymous with the concept of progress. New Technological developments often came with the presumption of neutrality. They were widely thought of not to have the the weaknesses of human prejudice, just simple–clean–algorithms. Technology could be–at least conceptually–blissfully neutral. However in its […]

Results Based Programming Training: Using Evidence as Fuel for Women’s Organisation

The African Women’s Development Fund believes in supporting our grantees to build their capacity and resourcing them past finances. We also believe in the strength of unity of purpose as demonstrated by our Results Based Programming training which is aimed at reinforcing our knowledge and understanding of our common goals. This flagship programme is part […]

Temporary Position: Short-term Grants Administration Support

Terms of Reference (TOR) Background The African Women’s Development Fund is a leading feminist grantmaking foundation supporting African women’s rights organisations and movements across Africa and 5 countries in the Middle East, through grant making, institutional capacity building, advocacy and knowledge generation aimed at advancing social justice and gender equality. AWDF is headquartered in Accra, […]

AWDF CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME – Financial Management Training

  Theme: “Building capacity for organisational effectiveness and sustainability”. The African Women’s Development Fund is organising its 4th Financial Management Training as part of its mandate to provide technical skills to grantees in order to ensure transparency, accountability and prudent financial management of resources for better results and impact. Running from 24th till 26th July […]


Background   The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a pioneering grant-making foundation headquartered in Accra, Ghana. AWDF was founded by and for African women. It aims to support the work of the African women’s movement for peace, equality, sustainable development and social justice. Since its founding in 2001, AWDF has continued to support a growing portfolio […]

Grantee Recognition Survey Report: 2018

Grantees Recognition Survey forms part of AWDF’s monitoring and evaluation instruments used to assess and ascertain the profound impact grantees are making in the lives of women and on the continent at large. AWDF has provided grants and technical support to over 1,340 women’s organisations in 43 out of the 54 countries in Africa and […]

#FacesofLeadership: Meet the women of the Ceo Forum ; Deborah Takawira

The CEO Forum and coaching programme, designed by African feminists, develops the individual and collective leadership skills of women leaders who are at different points in their careers (senior, mid-level and emerging). As a Capacity Building Programme, this space also addresses critical gap areas while strengthening institutional and governance structures and providing an enabling framework […]