African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy

Oct 9 2017 - 9:15am - Oct 13 2017 - 5:15pm
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Oct 9 2017 - 9:15am - Oct 13 2017 - 5:15pm

In 2017, FEMNET will host the first annual African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy (AFMA) – a one week intense course targeting gender advocates, activists, movement leaders, journalists and networks working towards achieving women’s rights and gender equality to deepen their appreciation of how macroeconomic policies shape the lived realities of the women whose lives they are working to transform, and how their efforts at the local level can influence and shape these policies and frameworks.

Goals and Objectives

The overall goal of this intervention is to enhance the capacity of women activists to influence macroeconomic policy processes and outcomes.

The strategic objectives are four-fold:

  1. Understand and recognise how current economic models perpetuate gender inequalities and use a feminist analysis to challenge these models.
  2. Understand the contribution that feminist economics could make to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 especially the gender agenda.
  3. Continuously contribute to macroeconomic dialogues and discussions from a feminist perspective
  4. Build a cohort of feminist economists with deeper knowledge and skills to shape discourse and influence economic policies and practice;

Who can apply?

  • Senior women’s rights organisations representatives – including young women led organisations (especially those working on policy and advocacy)
  • Journalists and bloggers interested in Africa’s economic development and finance
  • Academia

How to Apply?

Click on this online form to submit your application


Deadline for Applications:   September 8th, 2017.


This initiative was made possible by the following partners:

  • The Open Society for Southern Africa
  • Christian Aid
  • The Centre for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University