Funding Partners

The work of the MFWA is supported by dedicated and committed Funding Partners. Our work and the positive changes we continue to make across West Africa could not be possible without the support from our Funding Partners. Below are our Funding Partners.

You may learn more about our Funding Partners by clicking on their respective links below.

Open Society Foundations -PIJ

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The OSF strengthens the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.


IBIS is a Danish non-governmental organisation, working at global, national and local levels for the empowerment of civil society and underprivileged communities with a focus on equal access to education, influence and resources.In 2001, IBIS started working in Ghana with support to civil society, state institutions and other organisations on initiatives that help the poorest and most marginalised people to get an education and to influence political decisions that affect their lives.

Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa is active in 10 countries in West Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone) and focuses on law, justice and human rights, and economic and political governance. The initiative pursues the development of open societies by supporting and building partnerships with local and regional groups that promote inclusive democratic governance, transparency and accountability, and active citizenship.


Created in 1945 after two world wars, UNESCO among other things works to promote access to quality education and protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.

Global Partners Digital

Global Partners Digital works with civil society groups, governments, international institutions and businesses to protect and promote human rights values online. Global Partners Digital does this by building the knowledge of governments, public authorities, international institutions and businesses so that they fully understand the benefits of internet governance and policies that protect and promote human rights and in doing so promote development and economic growth.

Embassy of United States – Ghana

The United States has enjoyed good relations with Ghana at a nonofficial, personal level since Ghana’s independence. The US Embassy in Ghana supports education, development, local governance and health in Ghana.


Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR-Ghana) has a vision to see an active and engaged civil society capable of articulating citizens’ demands and an effective state that is responsive and accountable to its citizens. STAR-Ghana’s goal is to develop a vibrant, well-informed and assertive civil society able to contribute to transformational national development and inclusive access to high quality, accountable public services for all Ghanaian citizens.

High Commission of Canada- Ghana

The Canada Embassy in Ghana strengthens human rights in Ghana with focus on preventing child, early and forced marriages and addressing human trafficking and child labour. It also supports projects aimed at empowering the media to support democratic transition and expanded democratic participation, particularly by women and minority groups.

Embassy of France in Ghana

The French Embassy in Ghana supports the economic, cultural and political sectors of Ghana. On the development side, the French Agency for Development (Agence Française de Développement, AFD) has been present in Ghana since 1985, is involved in projects for the sectors of agriculture, urban development and energy. The agency is part of various projects such as the development of perennial crops (rubber and oil palm), the retrofit of the Kpong Dam and the financing of GRIDCO’s investment plans. Its subsidiary PROPARCO offers loans and private Equities to the private companies.


MTN’s overriding mission is to be a vehicle for Ghana’s economic growth and development, helping to promote Ghana’s strong development potential from the provision of world-class telecommunications products and services, through to innovative and sustainable corporate social investment initiatives.