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VACANCY: Human Resources and Administration Manager

AWDF is looking for a Human Resources Manager. The candidate will be responsible for leading, planning and managing the Human Resources and Administration function of the organisation through the design, development and alignment of policies, procedures, systems and controls guiding critical human resources interventions, applications and outcomes. Working with the Director of Operations and staff […]

The Leadership and Governance Programme: Feminist Leadership in Practice

A chapter closes as the well acclaimed CEO Forum of the AWDF Leadership and Governance Capacity building Programme draws to an end in its final convening held in Accra from 4th till 6th October 2018. The Leadership and Governance Programme of AWDF has been an integral part of our grantmaking process for the past 4 […]

CEO FORUM: An exciting first chapter comes to a close!

The African Women’s Development Fund believes that feminism is a strong backbone for any women’s organisation just as networking is key to movement building. Our coaching programme has always reflected this belief in the tenacity and ingenuity of African women and our grantees to take tiny seeds and grow them into mighty trees. The Manda […]

Request for Expression of Interest: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Associate

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 […]

African women: The Architects of our Economic Futures.

On September 13-15 2018, AWDF will convene a select group of activists, scholars, researchers and policy shapers to help build and think through a thoughtful, progressive and transformative vision for the future of women in African economies. The African Women’s Development Fund knows the potential of the power that women wield in our shared economic […]

Remembering our Sister Stella Mukasa

A feminist, a passionate champion and advocate for the rights of women, Stella Mukasa was an exemplary human being. Her belief in equality spurred her to challenge patriarchal institutions on all levels of society and governance, and her feminist ethos guided her life and cultivated strong sisterhoods in a wide range of diverse personal and […]

Nana Akosua Hanson

A writer, an actress, and an activist, Nana Akosua Hanson was recently selected as an Obama Foundation leader in recognition of her feminist activism in Ghana. She has worked for seven years in radio and TV and curates a personal blog at She has published articles such as ‘Ebola and the Africa-hating Single Story’, […]

Hawa Yakubu’s Legacy lives on: A conversation with Linda

In 2010, as a part of its efforts to immortalise the works and achievements of African Women whose legacies of community development were not always documented,   AWDF instituted a fund in memory of Hawa Yakubu, a Ghanaian politician, a Member of Parliament in the Fourth Republic of Ghana and also a Minister for Tourism. […]

Putting Women In the Driver’s seat of their own lives: Meet NEWIG’s female drivers

Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG) was formed with the goal of improving the conditions of the less privileged in society, especially women. It does this through economic empowerment, by creating access to vocational training and providing them with a network that could act as political leverage within society. This helps them develop common political […]