GanzAfrica receives $500,000 in grant funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
GanzAfrica is delighted to announce that we have received two-year funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support “Evidence-informed policymaking and implementation in Africa”. This award contributes to the delivery of our organizational mission to build local human capacity in consolidating, analyzing and translating evidence and data to expedite policy implementation.
The funding will allow GanzAfrica to support mandated government institutions in Kenya and Rwanda to use data and evidence to identify and address bottlenecks in the implementation of national agricultural policies. We will partner with AGRA on this effort, building on the work they have done with the two governments to design and/or reform various agricultural policies.
About the Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a U.S.-based, nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, it has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world. Established in 1966, today it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding over $516 million in grants in 2021 to organizations across the globe. Within the foundation’s Gender Equity and Governance program is a pioneering portfolio of grants focused on enhancing evidence-informed policymaking in Africa.
GanzAfrica is a human capital community of interest organization committed to supporting talented African youth while tackling the major land, agri-food systems, and environmental challenges facing the continent today. We specialize in land governance, agri-food systems, environmental management, and climate finance. With a core focus on capacity building, we provide training, apprenticeships, and work experience, preparing young African professionals for deployment across mandated institutions with the skills required to support and advise public sector agencies in the delivery of innovative solutions across our thematic focus areas.