Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Feminist Leadership Development

Theme:Drawing on existing initiatives to build a vibrant women’s movement advocating for women’s land rights in the new wave of land acquisition in Malawi"

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) will from 7th – 10th of November, 2016 host a feminist leadership training focusing on the two modules of AMwA’s Africa Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI)curriculum- Organizing Skills and Taking Action, focusing majorly on feminist research and documentation, advocacy and accountability; Strategy Development and Communication for social change; movement building; Understanding social movements, Networks and Partnerships; Resource mobilization; Building Alliances and Networks.

The Institute is aimed at ensuring that women are able to analyze the impact of land acquisitions with a feminist lens and are equipped to adequately influence laws and policies on women’s land rights.

The training entails follow up activity that will support some of the participants to undertake Research and Documentation of women lived experiences to inform policy advocacy, policy influence and movement building.

The institute will bring together 20 feminist/women leaders from Malawi to include AMwA Alumnae and other women activists working on women’s land issues.

Please note that this call for Applications is only open to participants resident in Malawi only.

Kindly complete the application form which can be accessed here and send the following support documents to Ms. Patience Ayebazibwe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   /call +256 414 543 681 for more information.

•A support letter from your organisation committing to support your engagement in the training and post training activities
•A brief CV (not more than 2 pages)
•A one-page motivation statement on why you would like to attend the AWLI and how you will use the experience to contribute to the enhancement of the movement on women’s land rights.
•One passport size photograph
•Information (brochures, leaflets) about your organisation

The deadline for receiving applications is 20th October 2016 Any applications received after this date will not be considered. Only successful participants will be notified  of their selection.

Kindly circulate this call to all your networks.