ADPP's Women Farmers' Clubs organize and train women subsistence farmers in the Kwanza Sul province of Angola to increase their agricultural production. With our support, the program has trained 1,500 women to apply more efficient and sustainable technologies to obtain better prices for their produce, and become more successful farmers and entrepreneurs.
Africare provides targeted development support to African women and addresses gender issues across its work in health and HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, food security and agriculture, and emergency assistance. We support a program in rural Chad that improves economic opportunities in agriculture-based businesses for women.
We support the George W. Bush Institute to convene African First Ladies and relevant policymakers, funders and practitioners at the Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa Summit and provide follow-up training.
Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
CEDPA is now part of Plan International USA, a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children. The CEDPA Global Women in Management program, which we've supported since 2005, is a workshop that strengthens the leadership, management and technical skills of women working in civil society or nonprofits.
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women works globally to provide women entrepreneurs access to business development support, networks, finance and technology. In 2011, we supported research on how mobile phone technology can advance women's economic opportunities, and are now supporting mobile phone applications that provide training and information to women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Indonesia and Tanzania.
Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher dedicated to being a resource on foreign-policy choices facing the United States and other countries. We support the organization's Women and Development series.
Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program and the Women's Leadership Board
The Women and Public Policy program works to improve the lives of women and their families through research, teaching, training and global impact. We support the Closing the Global Gender Gap Initiative and are a member of the Women's Leadership Board, a council that advances teaching and research on women.
KickStart promotes sustainable economic growth and employment creation by developing and promoting technologies that can be used by entrepreneurs to establish and run profitable small-scale enterprises. In the past 10 years, KickStart has been developing and deploying its manually powered irrigation pumps across Africa. These low-cost and easy-to-operate pumps enable poor farmers to grow high-value crops throughout the year. Our collaboration with KickStart integrates the pumps into our existing women's farming programs in Angola and Chad.
Kopernik helps poor people in developing countries gain access to life-changing technologies. We are providing women in Indonesia and Timor-Leste with technologies such as solar lanterns and water filters to help them earn more income.
Solar Sister was formed to empower women in rural Uganda by providing access to solar technology. Using a neighbor-to-neighbor distribution system, the program we support helps women entrepreneurs deliver solar technology solutions to their communities.
Thunderbird is an international business school that provides emerging leaders with the skills to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world. Teams of Thunderbird graduate students provide on-the-ground business consulting support to our partners, helping them to strengthen their organizations.
United Nations Foundation (UNF)
The UN Foundation builds public/private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. We collaborated with the UN Foundation on a comprehensive research initiative, A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment, which identified proven, promising and high potential interventions that increase women's productivity and earnings in particular economic and country contexts.
Vital Voices identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. With our help, Vital Voices is supporting regional businesswomen's networks in Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, with an aim to expand the number of women succeeding as entrepreneurs and business leaders.
WEConnect International supports the education, self-registration and certification of growth-oriented businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. Our support is focused on supplier development and training initiatives that support women-owned enterprises in countries such as Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia.