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Recommendations on intermediary organizations working directly with grassroots women's groups on CC, Ag, + Empowerment

Dear members,
I’m Dr. Katie Tavenner, a consultant working with the Global Center for Gender Equality (GCfGE).The Center is currently undertaking a scoping exercise to identify and profile intermediary 
organizations directly working with grassroots women’s groups working at the intersection of climate resilience, agricultural development, and gender equality/women’s empowerment.  The geographical scope is South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  These organizations would be working regionally or internationally; they would not include government agencies
Given your collective sectoral expertise, I am reaching out to request your suggestions or recommendations on organizations that meet the aforementioned criteria, including any contact information on these intermediaries.
Thank you and kind regards,

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Hi Katie, I'd recommend you contact The Raha Foundation in Nigeria. Their email is or

Hi Dr Katie,

Three female-headed organizations I recommend in India, have worked with them.

1) Avani- Kolhapur, Maharashtra /

2) Faith Foundation works with indigenous communities, based in Meghalya, India

3) Pragati Gramodyog Evam Samaj Kalyan Sansthan (PGS) located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Head Dr Jyoti Singh,

Stella Maris Institute of Development Studies

organization working among women for agriculture developmen, women empowerment and climatic action in southen India in tamilnadu

Director- Dr Archana Das

Africa (Shared by Bono Sen)

Good Samaritan Association in Botswana. Its an area they are venturing into with a focus on climate resilient agriculture as a means of providing livelihood to women affected by HIV. They are based in Selibe Phikwe. 

The Director of the organization - The Director of the organization - 
Dr. Sinah

Hi Dr Katie,

Care India- I had attended a meeting on their work for transition of tribal households dependent on traditional cooking practices to clean cooking solutions, absolutely brilliant


Fairtrade Africa, is a great organization to include in your list.
Dear Ritu,
There are a few organisations that meet these requirements but as GCFGE seems to be part of Stanford University, it would be good to know first what is required.

Giving one global and one national organisation as example here -

Suranjana Gupta
India-based Special Advisor, Community Resilience
Huairou Commission
Email -
Website -

HC works in both South Asia and the Sub Saharan Africa regions

Naseem Sheikh
Associate Program Director
Swayam Shikshan Prayog
Email -
Website -

SSP works in Maharashtra, Bihar, Odisha, and Kerala

Thank you so much Ratna!

shared by Collins Tamonde Mukhala 

Tiyeni in Northern region of Malawi
Cupid Peaceland Initiative ( work directly with grassroots women in Southeast Nigeria.
Check out Spring Impact and its scale accelerator program for grassroots NGOs focusing on womens empowerment in Southern Africa


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