Urgent Action Fund - Africa

Urgent Action Fund-Africa,is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan-AfricanFundregistered in Nairobi, Kenya. Recognising the need to move resources rapidly on a continent where opportunities arise and decline quickly, UAF-Africa uses a Rapid Response Grant making model to support unanticipated, time sensitive, innovative and unique initiatives. The Fund supports women to seize windows of opportunity that promote women’s agency in democratic governance, economic justice, natural resources governance, conflict transformation and justice processes while protecting their personhood, integrity and human rights.

Our funding mechanisms ensure that we respond to most urgent requests in real time. We conduct our due diligence for approval or decline of a grant within48 hours, hence the nameUrgent Action Fund-Africa. To date, theFundhas supportedover 700women’s catalytic initiatives in48 African countries.Grant applications are accepted in the5 African Unionofficial languages (English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Arabic).

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