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The 2nd Resource Mobilisation Development Boot Camp for AWDF Grantees

In 2013, the Capacity building Unit at the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) started an annual resource mobilisation strategy (RMS) development training boot camp with the aim of providing practical support to women’s organisations to… Read more

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Nafi Chinery of AWDF selected for the Aspen New Voices Fellowship

Nafi Chinery, Capacity Building Specialist at the African Women’s Development Fund, has been selected as a New Voices Fellow. The Aspen Institute designed the New Voices Fellowship “to amplify the voices of experts from the developing world and… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: When Life Gives You Lemons, Build a Chicken Coop!

Grantee Highlight: When Life Gives You Lemons, Build a Chicken Coop! The Ababiti-bantu Women’s Group and Gender Integrated Development Program, Uganda   In the Kasekenya Village of the Pallisa District of Uganda, there is an outstanding… Read more

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The African Women’s Development Fund invites qualified persons to apply for the position of Administrative Assistant with our organization. See detailed information on the requirements and responsibilities of this position below. AFRICAN… Read more

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A Look Back at IWD ’14 at Alliance Française

On Friday March 7, 2014 AWDF and partner, Brand Woman Africa, brought together influential African women artists, authors and musicians to honor International Women’s Day here in Accra. The evening began with a gallery opening featuring the works… Read more

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Vote for AWDF in Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards!

  Some of our AWDF ladies!   African Women’s Development Fund has been honored with two nominations in this year’s Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards! One for ‘Organisation with the Best Social Media Presence’ and ‘Best… Read more

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The WRAP UP: Creative Writing Master Class with Yewande Omotoso and Ama Ata Aidoo

  From right: AWDF CEO Theo Sowa, Grace, Sionne, Yewande and Nana pictured with Ama Ata Aidoo   On Saturday March 8th, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) facilitated an all-day Writer’s Master Class. Critically… Read more

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Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law Statement on Anti-Pornography & Anti-Homosexuality Acts

  A statement from the leaders of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law: For the past few days since the Anti Homosexuality Act was signed into law, the Coalition Legal Committee has been engaged in plans for… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: Faith Hope Love Family Service Association

The Faith Hope Love Family Service Association Project based in Hawassa, Ethiopia has enlisted the aid of AWDF to help it achieve its goal of empowering women and OVCs towards HIV/AIDS prevention and controlling efforts. AWDF, along with the… Read more

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Apply for the AWDF Creative Non Fiction Workshop for African Women

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) will be holding a creative non-fiction workshop in Kampala, Uganda, organised by FEMRITE Uganda Women Writers Association from the 21st to the 31st of July 2014. The lead facilitators for the workshop will… Read more

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AWDF x Brand Woman Africa x Alliance Française: International Women’s Day Press Event

Next Friday, March 7, AWDF and our new partner, Brand Woman Africa, will be hosting an International Women’s Day celebration at the Alliance Française d’Accra. In anticipation of this artistic adventure, the press and several artists who will be… Read more

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Writers Masterclass led by Yewande Omotoso with Special Guest Ama Ata Aidoo

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in partnership with Mbaasem Foundation is pleased to announce a special one-day writers’ master class led by Yewande Omotoso with special guest Ama Ata Aidoo. This event will take place in Accra,… Read more

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women, Inspiring Change

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Alliance Française Accra, and Brand Woman Africa are pleased to invite the general public to a series of events in commemoration of the 2014 International Women’s Day. These events will take place in… Read more

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AWDF’s Financial Management Training for Selected Grantee Partners

The Capacity Building Unit of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) has developed a series of technical support programmes to respond to the organisational development needs of AWDF’s grantees and those of women’s rights organisations in… Read more

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Call for Expression of interest: Building web-based databases

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is administering a call to consultants with expertise in building comprehensive web-based databases. This project entails the development of an integrated Information Management System for multiple… Read more

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Save the date: African Grantmakers Network Assembly

The 3rd assembly of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) will take place in Accra, Ghana from the 17th-19th November, 2014. This gathering will be hosted by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF). The theme for this year’s AGN is ‘Philanthropy… Read more

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Video: Highlights of AWDF’s 2013 strategic meeting on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods

In May 2013, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) held a strategic meeting with grantee partners, researchers and activists on African women’s economic empowerment and livelihoods. One of the immediate outcomes of this convening was a… Read more

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Let’s talk about African Philanthropy: A round up of our tweet convo with Theo Sowa

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Grantee Highlight: Golden Baobab

Published on 12 December 2013 by in News From AWDF

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Grantee Highlight: Golden Baobab

Earlier on this year the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) welcomed Golden Baobab into our network of grantee partners. The organisation has a powerful mission to: “…fuel the global imagination through African children’s literature by… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development, South Africa

The Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development in South Africa has been a grantee partner of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) since 2010, and to date has received US$15,000 in grants. AWDF has supported Nisaa to air ‘Change the Tune’, which… Read more

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