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FINALISTS: AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS WORKSHOP 2019

We are pleased to announce the final list of selected applicants for the 2019 African Women Writers Workshop due to be held in Ghana. The quality and sheer volume of applications received was truly amazing, and we thank everyone who put in an application to be part of this wonderful experience. We received over 1,300 […]

PROGRAMME OFFICER – GRANTS

Background The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a pioneering grantmaking foundation headquartered in Accra, Ghana. AWDF was founded by and for African women. Since its founding in 2001, AWDF has continued to support a growing portfolio of grants to leading women’s rights organisations and feminist movements across Africa, while also supporting knowledge generation, capacity […]

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (KMS)

  Background The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a pioneering grantmaking foundation headquartered in Accra, Ghana. AWDF was founded by and for African women. Since its founding in 2001, AWDF has continued to support a growing portfolio of grants to leading women’s rights organisations and feminist movements across Africa, while also supporting knowledge generation, […]

PROGRAMME OFFICER – DONOR LIAISON

  Job Summary The role of the Programme Officer – Donor Liaison is to work with other team members to coordinate and manage AWDF’s donor portfolio, ensuring that AWDF is meeting its implementation and reporting obligations to all stakeholders as identified. The post holder will work cross organisationally to ensure the development of strong quantitative […]

Call for Consultants: DOCUMENTATION OF AWDF’s TIMELINE

AWDF has been in existence for the last 19 years and is documenting its herstory to share the transformative journey the organisation has gone through and its contributions towards achieving its vision. OBJECTIVES OF THE DOCUMENTATION The main objective of the assignment is to document the timeline of AWDF since the inception of the organisation […]

Honoring Dr Musimbi Kanyoro

All across the world, African women continue to drive change as they strive to make the world a better place for all. On Africa day this year, our partner and feminist sister, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, CEO of Global Fund for Women was honored by the African Diasporan Network for her incredible work in advancing Women’s […]

Theo Sowa named one of Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy

We’re excited to announce that Theo Sowa, AWDF’s CEO has been included on Apolitical’s second annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy for 2019. 2019’s list includes other incredible activists, such as Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Caren Grown and Michelle Obama. The list was created from over 9000 nominations from governments, […]

Consultancy opportunity: Scoping on evidence-based VAW prevention

As part of our capacity building and donor advocacy roles, AWDF is embarking on a process to encourage African women’s funds, allied philanthropic actors, and the African women’s organisations that we support to engage with the growing field of knowledge production and programme development and implementation around evidence-based prevention of violence against women. This initiative […]