Grantee Highlight: Agnes Makes her OWN Plan

Agnes Makes her OWN Plan Another Grantee story from Malawi Agnes Filimoni   Agnes Filimoni is a thirty-year-old, mother of four who currently lives in the Mtembo Village in Chitera traditional authority in Chiraduku District… Read more

Grantee Highlight: Agnes Makes her OWN Plan Grantee Highlight: Agnes Makes her OWN Plan

Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF)

In September 2013, the African Women’s Development Fund convened the 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) in Accra, Ghana. This event brought together film makers, producers, writers and content creators together around the theme, ‘Creating… Read more

Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF)

African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14

In July of this year, AWDF in partnership with the Ugandan Women Writers Association held a 10 day residential writers workshop led by Yewande Omotoso and Mamle Kabu. The workshop brought together 26 African women writers from 10 African countries…. Read more

African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14 African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14

‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere

IT IS NOT A JOKE I woke up today with a well thought out plan: Get to work, finish a piece I started last night, finish scanning the readings for this semester and review a piece a friend requested. But I had forgotten to work one very important… Read more

‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere ‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere

Grantee Highlight: Christina Assima Has a Dream

‘I have a dream’ says Christina Assima Christina Assima pictured here with her son Fifteen-year-old mother, Christina Assima, dreams of being a nurse. But there is a long tortuous journey ahead of Christina, especially as a student with a… Read more

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About AWDF

10 Years of Leadership and Empowerment for African Women   “Heartfelt congratulations to you, AWDF Sisters, on reaching your tenth year! You have succeeded in your goals; you have weathered the global economic crisis; you have… Read more

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Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF)

In September 2013, the African Women’s Development Fund convened the 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) in Accra, Ghana. This event brought together film makers, producers, writers and content creators together around the theme, ‘Creating… Read more

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African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14

In July of this year, AWDF in partnership with the Ugandan Women Writers Association held a 10 day residential writers workshop led by Yewande Omotoso and Mamle Kabu. The workshop brought together 26 African women writers from 10 African countries…. Read more

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AGN Third Assembly 2014 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The African Grantmakers Network 3rd Assembly 2014: Philanthropy in Africa: People, Policy and Practice 17th – 19th November 2014; Accra, Ghana POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT  READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE: Postponement Announcement… Read more

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