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Fahamu
Oxford, United Kingdom
http://www.fahamu.org

Fahamu (which means ‘understanding’ or ‘consciousness’ in Kiswahili) was formed in 1997 to serve the needs of civil society organizations and social movements in their struggle for human rights and social justice in Africa. Fahamu does this by promoting innovative use of information and communication technologies; stimulating debate, discussion and analyses; publishing news and information, including Pambazuka News and Pambazuka Books.

2013$4,222.006 months
This grant supports activities coordinated by the We Are the Solution campaign in Mali to mark the International Day of Rural Women.
2012$95,7501 year
This grant supports the expansion and influence of the We Are the Solution campaign and strengthens the campaign’s identity, visibility, messaging, and outreach. It also supports the mobilization and advocacy of rural women’s associations to influence agricultural policy to shift towards agro-ecological solutions.
2010$154,4742 years
This grant supports Fahamu to coordinate the Women and Biodiversity element of a continent-wide campaign, ‘We are the Solution: Celebrating Family Farming in Africa:’ Fahamu will support the participation and leadership of 12 women’s organizations in five countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Senegal). The purpose of the campaign is to improve, promote, and share agro-ecological knowledge and practices as a viable alternative to Green Revolution methods. With this grant, Fahamu will hire a project coordinator and select 12 rural women’s organizations to develop the initiative in five countries.
2009$129,7122 years
This grant continues to support Fahamu’s institutional development by enabling the organization to strengthen the leadership of its Nairobi, Kenya office. It also enables Fahamu to increase its support of growing social movements in Africa with new media tools.
2008$65,6951 year
This grant continues to support Fahamu’s institutional development by covering the salary and related costs for a new manager to introduce and manage a program monitoring system, prepare reports and applications to funders, and develop and strengthen Fahamu’s West Africa office.
2007$74,5501 year
This grant supports Fahamu’s institutional development by covering the salary and related costs for a new manager to introduce and manage a program monitoring system, prepare reports and applications to funders, and develop Fahamu’s international program strategy. Adding this staff position is intended to make a significant difference to Fahamu’s sustainability.
2007$13,2506 months
This grant enables Fahamu to increase its logistical coordination for the participation of additional grassroots women in the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.
2007$5,0406 months
This grant enables representatives from Pambazuka News to attend and participate in a series of conferences and field visits in Mali led by local farmer associations. The conferences are designed to launch a public information campaign among farmers across Africa about ecologically sound agricultural alternatives, and to strengthen networks that enhance food security, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture.
2006$70,0006 months
This grant supports Fahamu in Kenya to provide logistical coordination for a delegation of 41 grassroots women from 11 African countries to attend the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. A portion of the grant also supports Fahamu representatives to participate in the Forum and to hold participatory media training workshops for grassroots African women.
2006$30,0002 years
This grant supports the growth of the French version of Pambazuka News, a pan-African electronic weekly newsletter and platform for news, commentary and analysis. The grant enables Fahamu to produce Pambazuka for a French-speaking audience, develop a marketing plan to increase its readership, and grow the funding base specifically for the French version.
2005$125,3152 years
This grant supports Fahamu’s distance-learning program and its institutional development. The ‘Learning for Change’ program offers courses designed to strengthen the capacity of African civil society organizations to promote and protect human rights and to manage effective and accountable organizations. The grant enables Fahamu to award scholarships to community-based women’s organizations to participate in these courses. The grant also enables Fahamu to establish an office in Kenya and strengthen its staffing structure.
2005$30,0001 year
This grant supports the development of a French version of Pambazuka News. It enables Fahamu to establish the first independent electronic source of social-justice information that brings together both English-speaking and French-speaking Africa.
2004$7,5001 year
This grant supports Pambazuka News (meaning ‘arise’ or awaken’ in Kiswahili), a weekly electronic newsletter providing news, opinion, and analysis as well as resources on human rights and development in Africa. Pambazuka News commissions original work that provides commentary on key events in Africa, while offering a comprehensive round-up of news items relevant to African social justice.

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