Changing the rules – supporting civil society and the wider SRHR movement, shifting power and democratising grant-making

End date
Late 2021

In 2017, with the support of the Hewlett Foundation, we established a dedicated Research and Development team from across the consortium and our grant portfolio. The team’s vision is to work with grantees to creatively enhance AmplifyChange as a user-centred and supportive fund manager. Between April 2017 and October 2019, we nurtured the creation of grantee-led capacity building resources and a prospective evaluation of how civil society advocacy influences policy change. You can read about this work here.

With renewed funding from Hewlett, we plan to:

  • Establish a social network for activists
  • Enhance our new platform
  • Develop our capacity to facilitate peer reporting
  • Increase knowledge about the availability and accessibility of local funding for SRHR advocates
  • Train women-led organisations through African Women’s Development Fund training centre
  • Disseminate lessons from AmplifyChange’s research and development

This project will support civil society and the wider SRHR movement to become more accountable and influential, through inclusive and collaborative grant-making. Our goals are to:

  • Create more connections between SRHR activists
  • Improve activists’ knowledge about successful SRHR advocacy and organizational development
  • Learn more about local alternatives sources for funding advocacy
  • Promote peer-to-peer accountability between grantees
  • Strengthen women-led activists
  • Share our growing experience and expertise with a community of grant makers and activists

Who else is involved

The Hewlett Foundation
  • African Women’s Development Fund
  • Advocacy Accelerator
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Matters