GAGGA consortium, Kampala – Uganda

Date: 27th – 29 October, 2016
Location: GAGGA consortium, Kampala – Uganda

The Urgent Action Fund (UAF) – Africa are partnering with Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) to host a regional consortium meeting on environmental justice and African feminism.

Beyond Extractives Convening, Entebbe – Uganda


Date: 25th – 27th October, 2016
Location: Beyond Extractives Convening, Entebbe – Uganda

Beyond Extractives Convening, Entebbe – Uganda The Urgent Action Fund (UAF) – Africa and the WoMin African Gender and Extractives Alliance are partnering to convene a most important discussion amongst African feminists themed ‘Moving Above and Beyond Extractives: Strengthening African Feminist Development Alternatives.

Academia Forum, Kampala – Uganda







Date: 24th October, 2016
Location: Academia Forum, Kampala – Uganda

The Urgent Action Fund (UAF) – Africa and the Makarere University are partnering to convene an academic discussion on the theoretic underpinnings that inform environmental justice and the extractives industry from feminist perspectives in Africa.

(UAF) -Africa outreach mission, Kampala and surrounding areas Uganda

Date: 24th – 27th October, 2016
Location: Kampala and surrounding areas Uganda

The Urgent Action Fund (UAF) – Africa outreach mission in Uganda is aimed at introducing our work to women’s rights organisations. The Fund will visit and learn about their work. There will be informal conversations with them. The purpose is to increase the Fund’s visibility, hence increasing the number of applications and grants awarded to visited areas.

Op-Ed workshop

Date: 14th-16th September, 2016
Location: Op-Ed workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

OPED PosterUrgent Action Fund-Africa and the OpEd Project are calling upon young, dynamic and socially aware individuals to take part in an interactive 3-day Op-Ed workshop. The workshop is designed to develop your critical media literacy skills and your strategic communications skills. The workshop will strengthen your personal readiness to: increase assurance in media performance; develop enhanced writing skills to amplify the impact of your activism; explore and strategise on ways in which the use of online tools can translate into offline actions for change; and build the capacities to effectively and timeously articulate ‘urgent’ issues affecting women’s human rights in Africa. The workshop also serves to foster community among colleagues and enhance the cross-pollination of ideas. At the end of the workshop, you will be able and expected to develop and deliver messages to print, TV and radio journalists in a clear and confident way.

This is a unique opportunity to gather with other women’s rights activists and allies and deliberate on the meanings and tools necessary to clearly articulate the most urgent and pressing needs and conditions facing women across the continent.

The workshop targets women’s human rights activists who identify as women (35 years and younger), with valid travel documents to travel to Kenya.


Please apply for attendance by providing information on questions below. Deadline for receiving applications is July 8th, 2016. Click to download form.


The Role of African Women in the Post 2015 Development Agenda & +20 Beijing Review Process

Date: 9th-10th March, 2015
Location: Harvard Law School, Boston, MA, USA

Urgent Action Fund–Africa (UAF-Africa), under the Women Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa dialogue series, in partnership with The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and Ford Foundation, convened round table discussions on The Role of African Women in the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the +20 Beijing review process. The two day convening brought together fifty dynamic African women leaders (prioritising young women) from across the socio- economic and political arena; women’s rights advocates, femocrats, academics, human rights champions, United Nations (UN) representatives, corporate & media women and thought leaders from across the US political, business and human rights arena and beyond to galvanize success stories, struggles, innovations, knowledge, history, networks and connections that articulated, advanced and grounded women’s leadership as a landmark agenda for global integration, development and social change. Check out our impressive agenda and concept note..