Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) under the auspices of the Voices for Climate Action (VCA) programme welcomes proposals from African based feminist creative organizations, collectives, and coalitions to partner in developing innovative advocacy knowledge products and materials. Through this partnership, our hope is to illuminate the precarious and yet often ignored nexus between the climate crisis and the economic justice struggle. Cognizant of the power of the arts and creative expression in raising political consciousness and challenging dominant orthodoxies, we are seeking proposals that will contribute towards building a critical mass of Pan-African feminist leaders and thinkers working to influence policies and ensure the adoption of feminist alternatives as strategies for sustainable development.
Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist Pan-African leadership development organization with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Our work is rooted in feminist principles and beliefs guided by the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists which define our leadership development program and movement building activities. We envision a world in which African women are politically, economically, and socially autonomous and are champions of change in their lives and society. Our thematic areas of focus include Women’s Political Leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Economic Justice and Climate Action. The organization’s work is advanced through feminist and transformational leadership development, feminist research and knowledge building, and policy influence and movement building. AMwA provides strategic direction in key Pan-African networks including NGO CSW Africa, Solidarity for African Women’s Rights, and the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign. AMwA also has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. AMwA is part of the VCA, a global alliance of 5 organizations working across 3 regions i.e. Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America to drive locally-shaped solutions to climate change challenges by empowering local civil society groups and citizens to have their voices heard and be advocates and co-creators in finding solutions.
Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist Pan-African leadership development organization with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Our work is rooted in feminist principles and beliefs guided by the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists which define our leadership development program and movement building activities. We envision a world in which African women are politically, economically, and socially autonomous and are champions of change in their lives and society. Our thematic areas of focus include Women’s Political Leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, ... read more
Grant Value Grants will be awarded annually for the duration of the VCA programme (2023 – 2025) depending on performance and availability of funds.
Grants range up to EUR 10,000 – EUR 50,000 annually and applications should be within this range. Applications should include an indicative budget in the concept note. A full and detailed budget is not expected at the concept note stage.
We welcome organizations/creative hubs/collectives with the following areas of expertise: a. Minimum 3 years’ experience implementing advocacy projects using arts and creative strategies b. Proven commitment to human rights and women’s rights activism and demonstrable experience in social justice or human rights broadly c. Technical knowledge of/expertise in areas of economic and climate justice d. Evidence of previous experience in using arts and creatives for advocacy/activism e. A team with interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment, f. Ability to communicate and work effectively in English.
25th May 2023: Issuance of ‘Call for Proposals’
14th June 2023: at 18:00 EAT Deadline for submission of Proposals
15th - 19th June 2023: Assessment of Proposals
20th June 2023: Successful applicants are notified
20th to 27th June 2023: Organizational Capacity Assessment
Kindly complete your Proposal by using the template (link here). Completed Proposals should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject title ‘CALL FOR CREATIVE PARTNERS’.
A detailed description of the proposed creative and advocacy strategies you would use to meet your desired project goals; clearly explain the targeted results, and how they will be measured
A brief description of your organization or coalition and why you are well-suited to carry out the proposed work
Provide at least two examples of previous creative work that was produced by you or one of the members of your organization to advance women’s rights. Include a link to an online platform where the previous work has been shared
Identify a Lead and their name, phone number, and email information
Amount of request (EUR 10,000 – EUR 50,000) and indicative budget
For more details visit: AMwA website.