2011–2012 ANNUAL REPORT
HIGHLIGHT

Welcome to the first TrustAfrica online Annual Report.

Like many other foundations around the world, we decided to spare some trees, while making our information more widely accessible. Here you will be able to find our major accomplishments over the last year, information regarding our 2011–2012 grantees, the ways in which we spend our financial resources, and more information on our program areas. We are very proud of the many accomplishments we were able to achieve during a very busy year. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without our donors, supporters, partners and grantees. We thank you for your support.

Photo © : Sven Torfinn/Panos

Our Zimbabwe Alliance program provided critical inputs into the new constitution for Zimbabwe.

We provided a grant to the Crisis Coalition of Zimbabwe to provide technical expertise in the draft Constitution process. Our support enabled them to send five experts (including one legal, a political scientist and three researchers) to assist in the process. The legal expert, a Professor of Law at Kent University, became a central pillar of the whole exercise, resulting in developing frameworks and particular clauses that helped to positively shape the new constitution.
Photo © : Alfredo Caliz/Panos

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We started a Neighborhood Support Program to recognize the important needs of people in our own backyard in Senegal.

It kicked off with an Equipment Donation worth approximately $20,000. The donation, which consisted of computer equipment, air conditioners, and cooking appliances was donated to a local organization, SENECLIC, whose mission is to fight against the digital divide in Senegal through recycling and sustainable use of computer equipment. The organization will distribute the equipment to elementary schools in Senegal. Photo © : Bruno Morandi/Hemis/Corbis

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Our Liberia Civil Society Program held a high-level convening and celebratory dinner on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, on the eve of their trip to receive the Nobel prize.

The dinner brought together leaders of Liberian civil society with highly placed policy makers in government. It gave a platform for civil society to speak freely and collaborate with the national government. Photo © : AFP/Krister Soerboe

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VIDEO FROM EVENT PART 1 >
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Our Enhancing Women’s Dignity project funded work to increase women’s participation in politics and halt violence against women.

The project, which began in June 2009 with an MDG3 Fund grant from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is now closed. During its lifespan, TrustAfrica administered 39 grants to organizations in seven countries. The project produced a moving documentary showcasing grantees and created a booklet of case studies.
Photo © : Sven Torfinn/Panos

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CASE STUDIES FROM PROJECT >