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Grantmaking News: AWDF Partners with AMPLIFYCHANGE

AWDF supported this Life Skills, Sex and Sexuality program by Positive Women’s Network in South Africa, 2013 AmplifyChange, a new CSO advocacy fund that will disburse at least 14 million euros in its first two years, launched on 22 September in… Read more

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Suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for a vacancy that has arisen at TrustAfrica. Job Title: Communications Officer Reports to: Executive Director Supervises: Web Development and Maintenance Team Liaises with: All… Read more

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In Memoriam: Margaret Vogt

Published on 14 October 2014 by in News From AWDF

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In Memoriam: Margaret Vogt

The board and staff of the African Women’s Development Fund offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Margaret Vogt, former UN Special Representative to the Central African Republic and a long time peace advocate and women’s… Read more

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Farewell Nana: A Big Thank You from AWDF

Nana and Nneka, AWDF’s Ambassador for the Arts For nearly seven years, NANA DARKOA SEKYIAMAH has led the Communications forefront for the African Women’s Development Fund. During her tenure with our organization, she has authored new… Read more

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Position:         Finance/Operations Manager Location:        Accra, Ghana Reports To:    Regional Manager Division:         Education Programs Division   About IREX IREX is an international nonprofit… Read more

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The Art of AMA ATA AIDOO: Documentary Film Launch

Once I became aware of myself, it occurred to me that maybe I should add to the world’s store of stories. -Ama Ata Aidoo   On 17th September, The African Women’s Development Fund launched The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, a documentary on… Read more

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Background The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa wide women’s rights grant making foundation based in Accra, Ghana requires the services of a Communications and Fundraising Specialist who will work within the Office of the… Read more

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Aspen New Voices Fellowship Announces Call for 2015 Nominations

        The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is calling for 2015 Nominations The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for… 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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Consultancy to undertake the Mid-term evaluation of AWDF’s project – Phase II The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is looking for an experienced consultant with demonstrable expertise on women’s rights in Africa to undertake a… Read more

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Calls for Proposals: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence & World Aids Day

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. The campaign takes place annually in the period between 25 November and 10… Read more

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‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ Nomination for Yaba Badoe

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA AWDF would like to extend a big congratulations to Yaba Badoe who has been nominated for the ‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ alongside Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Lupita N’yongo! The award is given by the… Read more

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AWDF Grantee Organisations Fight Ebola in Liberia

AWDF supports its grantee organisations in Liberia to fight Ebola Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah With the current onslaught of the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia and the threat it continues to pose, AWDF is supporting three of its grantees in… Read more

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The 2014 African Philanthropy Award – Call for Nominations

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and the African Grantmakers Network (AGN), co hosts of the 3rd AGN General Assembly, invites nominations for the 2014 African Philanthropy Awards. This award recognises excellence and innovation in… Read more

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Uganda: 30th July 2014, Public Dialogue and Literary Event

On the 30th of July, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in partnership with the Ugandan Women’s Association (FEMRITE) will hold a public dialogue and literary event at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda. The theme for the event is ‘African… Read more

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Accountability to Ourselves and to our Stakeholders

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) has since it began operations in 2001, invested in various systems and processes to ensure transparency and accountability in all our activities. In order to achieve the latter objective, our performance… Read more

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Hope Chigudu reflects on AWDF’s third Chief Executive Officer’s Forum

AWDF’s third Chief Executive Officer’s Forum was held on the 2-4th June, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi. It attracted Directors from different African countries, all immersed deeply in the common work of striving for women’s rights. Many… Read more

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Climate Change and the Livelihoods of Women: The AWDF and Grantees Approach

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LIVELIHOODS OF WOMEN: THE AWDF AND GRANTEES APPROACH   Climate change is the global or regional shift in climate patterns due to the high emissions of greenhouse gases produced by human activities. Rising levels of… Read more

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