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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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

VACANCY: Programme Officer: Catalytic Initiatives

Are you passionate about women’s rights in Africa, excited about African feminism, and embrace African women’s diversities? Do you have experience of implementing programmes aimed at movement building, encouraging innovation? Are you ready to contribute to developing cutting-edge programming in women’s rights around feminist movement building, activist well-being and artivism/ arts, culture and tech for […]

Women’s rights movements get a boost from Canadian Government

A new $300 Million dollar Equality Funding initiative launched by Canada on 24 May 2018, aims to be a self generating fund for women’s movements. This new approach presents the possibility of continuous flexible funding for women’s movements and is the result of sustained advocacy by feminists who pushed for resources for women’s organisations because […]

Call for Consultant: AWDF Communications Audit

Over the past 16 years, AWDF has increased the scope of its work (grantmaking, capacity building, advocacy and fundraising) within its mandate. As the programmes and the income of the organisation grows, the communications function becomes ever more vital. Additionally, the role, methodologies and visions of communications in the human rights field has developed dramatically over […]