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OSISA grantee, The Gaia Foundation has opened the exhibition ‘From Amazon to Africa’ in London, to celebrate 30 years of work. In a story spanning three decades and almost every continent, The Gaia Foundation has worked with indigenous and local communities to protect their rainforest homes, restore agricultural diversity and revive traditional knowledge – supporting those who defend life on Earth.

The OSF-SA is committed to promoting the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society. It works for a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes public participation in democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society leaders and groups. Based in Nairobi, with an office in Uganda, the initiative supports work in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Sudan as well as regional organizations whose mandate encompasses eastern Africa.

OSIWA is dedicated to the creation of open societies in West Africa. We seek to promote inclusive democratic governance, transparent and accountable institutions and active citizenship in West Africa.

African Grantmakers Network biennial assembly

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