Our local partners

 

To be able to do what we do we need access to a network of local partners and expert. Below you find the organizations that we are currently running projects with. 

Local project manager, Thulani Velebayi. Sonke Gender Justice.

Local project manager, Thulani Velebayi. Sonke Gender Justice.

Sonke Gender Justice - South Africa

Sonke’s vision is a world in which men, women and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke Gender Justice works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. Read more about Sonke here.

Susan Barnes. Founder of Project Dignity.

Susan Barnes. Founder of Project Dignity.

Project Dignity - South Africa

The aim of Project Dignity is to reduce absenteeism and dropout rates in schools and increase opportunities for girls to complete their education with dignity. Project Dignity are also the create of Subz washable pads. So far Project Dignity have handed out 120.000 kits of washable pads and have put the equal amount of girls through their educational program. Read more about Project Dignity here.

Wise Economy is currently running one capacity building project together with Project Dignity and Sonke Gender Justice. The project is funded by Forum Syd.

Volunteers and staff at Wellbeing Foundation

Volunteers and staff at Wellbeing Foundation

Wellbeing Foundation - Uganda

“Wellbeing Foundation believes human connection can be the tool for change in one’s life by being the bridge for a permanent shift in the mindset.

Since our birth in 2015, we have been driven to unlock limitless potential of young people from marginalized and less privileged communities and backgrounds. By creating space/platform for stories that are un-told we eventually unlock the possibilities in these stories. From our Wellbeing center in Kisenyi, we are now operating in different parts of the country giving young people from marginalized backgrounds and communities a voice of expression, a choice of life and an opportunity to succeed in a world system that has previously left them behind.”

Wise Economy is running two projects with Wellbeing Foundation. The projects are funded by Forum Syd and Swedish Institute. Read about the Creative Force project here, and the capacity building project here.

Wilka Simaneka, MPIA Ambassador Veronica de Klerk, Salatiel Shinedima and project manager Tatiana Sikwila.

Wilka Simaneka, MPIA Ambassador Veronica de Klerk, Salatiel Shinedima and project manager Tatiana Sikwila.

Women’s Action for Development (WAD) - Namibia

Women’s Action for Development (WAD) is a Namibian-based non-profitmaking, non-partisan NGO and has been operational in Namibia since 1994.  It is a Self-Help Organization which follows a two-pronged program, namely the socio-economic and socio-political empowerment of women and men from marginalized communities. The organization which has mainly been sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since its establishment 24 years ago, is operational in all 14 regions of the country.

The partners finished the project, My Period is Awesome - Namibia, in June 2019. The project focused on capacity building of WAD, training of MHM-trainer and distribution of menstrual cups sponsored by the Danish company OrganiCup. The project was co-funded by Forum Syd and Hjärtner & Partner. Read the closing summary of the project here.