The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is part of the global network of Open Society Foundations (OSF) and operates in eleven (11) southern African countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
OSISA promotes open society values by working towards building vibrant and tolerant democracies across the region, through our various thematic and country programmes.
Our work includes: grant-making, research,
advocacy and other interventions such as civil
society mobilisation and supporting social
movements. We aspire for people to live free from
discrimination and enjoy their rights regardless of who
they are; for power to be exercised responsibly; and
for dissenting voices to have as much respect as
those of the majority. In areas other donors do not
fund, we continue strengthening citizen movements
and individual agency to promote, protect and
advance the rights of the marginalised. We also
support investigative journalism and work that promotes
transparency and accountability in natural