Africa Donors Pre-Conference at CFCS VI, 12-13 June 2017

The GPP-UHAI Africa Donors Pre-Conference

June 12th (from 1pm) – June 13th, 2017

Co-organised by the Global Philanthropy Project and UHAI EASHRI, the Africa Donors Pre-Conference is a meeting of donors invested in Africa’s LGBTI and sex worker movements. The meetings aims to facilitate networking and build shared analysis and strategies. The 2015 Donors Pre-Conference brought together 59 representatives of 33 funding agencies representing a diversity of public and private foundations, individual and corporate funders, and government agencies, embassies, bilateral and multilateral agencies.

Pre-Conference sessions will focus on the role of public and private foundations in movement building, defence of open space, and exploration of indigenous, African-led research strategies.

Registration is now closed.

For questions about late registration, please contact Mutisya Leonard, UHAI at


Irene Keizer, AIDS Fonds
Caroline Kouassiaman, AJWS
Mutisya Leonard, UHAI
Lucy Mungala, Hivos

David Sampson, The Baring Foundation
Addison Smith, Wellspring Advisors
Jenny Sundberg, RFSL
Nadia van der Linde, Red Umbrella Fund

CFCS VI: Creating a Just Resistance: Our Struggles, Our Strides…

June 14th – 16th, 2017

CFCS is Africa’s largest convening of the continent’s LGBTI and sex worker movements. More than 150 activists and 50 donor representatives are expected at the upcoming CFCS VI, which marks 10 years since the first CFCS. CFCS provides direct and active interaction and mutual learning among activists and donors as part of advocacy to narrow knowledge gaps between those resourcing African movements and those doing the work.

CFCS is an indigenous activist conference organised by African activists who form a planning taskforce to vision the conference and determine its agenda by inviting and selecting presentation ideas.

CFCS VI will explore resistance and movement building; tracking recent struggles and strides in the push for equality, dignity and justice, and mapping shared strategies, new partnerships and futures.

Within the conference programme there are various opportunities for direct donor engagement with activists, including their co-presenting on panels with activists, leading panels, donor office hours, self-organising sessions and an “activists-donors speed dating” session.

CFCS V Donors Pre-Conference (2015)
UHAI logo 2016 (2)

UHAI EASHRI is Africa’s first indigenous activist-led and managed fund dedicated to supporting LGBTI and sex worker organising across Eastern Africa. We are changing the narrative of how Africa’s human rights and health struggles are resourced from one of foreign ‘assistance’; to one of ownership and self-determination by the very activists who live the struggles.

Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East.

Established in 2009, as the first international cohort of LGBTI funders, GPP is internationally recognized as the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global LGBTI work.