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Theo Sowa

Special feature 1 Halima Mahomed and Theo Sowa 2 June 2020

Peer dialogue: Achieving solidarity needs a brave strategy

Guest editor, Halima Mahomed talks to Theo Sowa, CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) about how funders can support social movements Halima Mahomed: Most institutional philanthropy goes to particular types of institutionalised civic …

Special feature Theo Sowa 1 September 2013

Interview – Theo Sowa

‘We all have power, different types of power. When we don’t acknowledge that power, it’s easier for others to step all over us.’ As both grantmaker and fundraiser, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) has …

Special feature Theo Sowa 1 June 2013

Let a hundred flowers blossom

Internationally, there is a huge range of philanthropic practices. Africa has a deep, generations-old tradition of philanthropy, albeit under-acknowledged. Indeed, we should be speaking about traditions of philanthropies, to allow for the range of intentions, …