ICRW Africa

""Our Work

Women from the Young Mothers Group meeting and getting family planning information from a community health worker. The program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda, with the goal to empower the women in the group, and provide them with family planning information.

At ICRW Africa, we’re committed to tackling gender inequity, which we believe is the root cause of major global problems. We believe gender should inform every solution, and we work to bridge gaps in sexual and reproductive health rights access, women’s economic opportunity and security, gender and climate action, youth empowerment, and ever-changing health challenges in Africa.

Our groundbreaking work on women’s economic empowerment and security includes programs such as WEE Community of Practice, and REBUILD Project. We’re also reshaping social norms with our work on men and masculinities. We’ve conducted pioneering research that has illuminated our understanding of why child marriage still happens, and how to prevent it. Additionally, our STRIVE research initiative was one of the first to document the impact of unequal gender dynamics in HIV transmission and care, leading to a gender-transformative, systems-change approach to HIV prevention and care.

Our non-siloed approach recognizes the connections between core issues such as women’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence, SRHR, climate change, and women’s leadership. This enables us to provide tangible solutions that power our advocacy and animate our program design. With a focus on innovation, partnership, and evidence-based approaches, we’re determined to create a more equitable world for all, making meaningful and lasting change that benefits future generations.

Our Team

Our Africa Offices located in Nairobi and Kampala, serve the Africa region including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Our deep regional presence and a globally connected network of researchers and advocates allow us to build bridges between those closest to the issues and those holding the most power to create change on the African continent.

Meet the Team

""Our History

For more than 30 years, ICRW has worked extensively in Africa to understand and promote women’s social and economic development roles and improve the lives of women, girls, and their communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We have collaborated with numerous local and regional partners to economically empower women, improve their health, reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS, and protect women from violence.

We conduct rigorous gender-related research in a number of thematic areas; strengthen the monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities of organizations; disseminate state-of-the-art resource materials; promote evidence-based advocacy; and work with key stakeholders to develop solutions that address various gender issues in the public and private sectors. We work across all of ICRW’s thematic focus areas, including economic opportunity and security, prevention of child sexual abuse, youth livelihoods, sexual and reproductive health and rights, land rights, the prevention and response to violence against women and children, and financial inclusion.

Our Impact in the Region

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Our Board

Anne Nkutu

Board Member, Uganda

Fred Muhumuza

Board Member, Uganda

Moses Mulumba

Board Member, Uganda

Jacqueline Asiimwe

Board Member, Global

""Contact Us

Credit: Robyne Hayes, ICRW.

ICRW Africa Regional Office (Kenya)
Vienna Court, Fourth Floor, State House Crescent, Nairobi, Kenya
P.O. Box 44168 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Phone numbers: (+254) 20 5138 584
Email: [email protected]

ICRW Africa Regional Office (Uganda)
1st Floor, S&L Chambers, Plot 14 Mackinnon Road, Nakasero – Kampala, Uganda
P.O. Box 131136, Kampala, Uganda
Phone Number: (+256) 393 206 506
Email: [email protected]