The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant-making foundation that supports local, national, and regional women’s organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the promotion and realization of their rights. The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) does this by;

  1. Specializing in grant-making and focused, tailored movement-building programmes, we work to strengthen and support the work of African women’s organisations.
  2. Amplifying and celebrating African women’s voices and achievements, AWDF supports efforts that combat harmful stereotypes, and promote African women as active agents of change.

Our mission is to mobilise financial, human and material resources to support initiatives for transformation led by African women, women’s rights organisations and African women’s movements. Special Focus on Women
AWDF’s grant-making ensures resources reach the hundreds of African women’s organisations that are working in diverse ways to improve the lives of women and African society at large. Our grantmaking is innovative, flexible and creative. Through our grants, we support both established and small, locally-based women’s organisations. We also provide specialised funding to facilitate learning and networking opportunities and to celebrate the contributions and achievements of many un-sung African heroines. AWDF focuses its grants in three specific areas. These are defined by the different facets of work that ensure that African women's needs, aspirations, and contributions are recognised, supported, and valued.

List of Sectors Covered

  1.  Economic
  2.  Education
  3.  Entrepreneurship
  4.  Political

List of Services

  1.  Results-Based Framework: Based on the AWDF’s “Results-Based Framework,” this biennial training is designed to help managers and programme officers create a similar evaluation framework for their own organisations and other women’s rights groups.
  2. Resource Mobilisation Programme: This is a 4-day intensive participatory programme aimed at supporting AWDF grantee partners to develop resource mobilisation strategies in support of their fundraising efforts.
  3. Financial Management Training: This 3-day workshop is designed for finance staff of AWDF supported groups and is aimed at strengthening their capacity to manage and report on donor funds.
  4. Leadership and governance: This is a two-year coaching programme on leadership and governance targeted at CEO/EDs and those in second-level management. There is an assessment stage to identify and agree on, objectives, gaps and needs of leaders to be addressed. The second year of the programme is dedicated to the strengthening of governance frameworks of participating Organisations.

Contact person for Women Entrepreneurs

+ 233 (0)24 270 0881

Office Location
Plot 78
Ambassadorial Enclave
East Legon



East Legon, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana


African Women`s Development Fund (AWDF)

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  • 28 September 2021 3:55 pm local time

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