Our Initiatives

BPaWA speaks through women’s capacity building, champions gender equity and financial inclusion for women.

Convening (BPaWA Annual Summit)

BPaWA summit also convenes around global, regional and national issues that affect its constituencies and member states.

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Movement For Gender Equity, Youth Inclusion and Social Justice

Today’s world has women and men who are part of an unprecedented movement for women’s rights, equity and a gender-biased system. From global marches to various social media campaigns, women raise their voices in unison, calling out gender inequality and reducing women’s political representation.

BPaWA is a leading global advocate that champions gender equity and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political, programmatic, and financial inclusion – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark a commitment to gender equity.

Financial Inclusion & Services

Despite overall progress in financial inclusion, the gender gap in account ownership has remained stubbornly persistent at nine percentage points since 2011, according to Global Findex. The reasons are complex, often interwoven with greater exclusion and vulnerability for women than men, and underpinned by social norms, which are not well understood or tackled by financial inclusion programming.

BPaWA seeks to bring a deeper understanding of the interplay of social norms and women’s financial inclusion and simultaneously mainstream a gender lens across all of its programmatic areas focused on creating financial inclusion initiatives, capture opportunities and build resilience for the Woman of Africa.


BPaWA Awards

We celebrate and recognize women of Africa who have shown industriousness, intellectuality, potentiality, and ingenuity. These people have shown a high level of distinction and recognition and are a force to reckon with when it comes to sustainability in the African economy

Capacity Building

Our evidence-based approach is built on listening and learning, as well as rigorous data and analysis. It starts the moment we decide to work with a community. Together with local actors, we create a learning environment to reflect, analyze, and iterate to improve our model and women’s lives.

We measure and track women through digital surveys to ensure that our work has a sustainable impact on their lives.
Evaluations & Research – We invest in a range of research studies and methods to understand the impact of our programs: what works, what doesn’t, and what can be done better. As we improve our methods, we also share our learning with others to help women worldwide.