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market-womanThe Microsoft Citizens Programme has donated computer software worth $32,970.00 to the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) to promote technological capacity of African Women’s Movement.

A statement to the Ghana News Agency signed by AWDF Programme Officer for Communications Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah explained that the donation was facilitated through the AWDF-USA as part of its African Social Impact Multi-Media Initiative (ASIMI).

According to the statement, AWDF’s Chief Executive Officer, Theo Sowa, commended Microsoft for the donation which would enhance the strengthening of AWDF’s technological systems.

“We consider this to be the start of a longer term partnership with AWDF which we know will have additional benefits for our network of over 1000 grantee partners across the continent,” the statement stated.

The statement said AWDF has for the past 10 years blazed a trail for women’s rights and philanthropy across the African continent.  AWDF is an African non-profit making organisation.

The statement said AWDF had provided over $19 million in grants to more than 1000 women’s organisations in 42 African countries.

AWDF’s grant making processes are uniquely designed to meet the needs of African women.

Their activities include the provision of small and larger grants to African women’s organisations, capacity building support, and a strong focus on advocacy and movement building.

Source: GNA

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