We are a consortium of locally based organizations supporting adolescent girls in long-term sustainable development.
Our Mission & Vision
AMPLIFY is a network of organizations working in communities in Eastern Africa to build female leaders by scaling ideas and best practices through collaboration.
Our mission is to AMPLIFY the voices, work and impact of network partners focused on the power and potential of adolescent girls. AMPLIFY envisions vibrant African communities working together to forge a path towards a brighter future.
Girls face overwhelming challenges in communities worldwide and the organizations working directly with these communities are under-resourced and under-valued in the global discourse.
AMPLIFY is rooted in the belief that organizations based in communities, which value depth and community collaboration, are extremely effective in establishing long-term sustainable change. Place based organizations in Africa have the experience and tools to successfully deliver holistic education and leadership development for adolescent girls as they have unique access to community leaders, families, girls and other decision makers. This is due to their constant, integrated presence in communities and their knowledge of local norms, history and culture. Organizations based in communities are already achieving results, evidenced by the emergence of some of Africa’s most vulnerable girls from local programs as confident, educated, community-based leaders.
Local organizations are often overlooked by large funders because they do not focus on scale. AMPLIFY seeks to shift this paradigm by fostering collaboration between community-based organizations to demonstrate the fortitude of grassroots leadership and the success of locally developed programs. AMPLIFY will use a collective action framework to bring organizations together to share best practices, provide organizational capacity development, and design holistic programs and advocacy for the communities they serve.
how we work
The consortium’s overall goal is to develop female leadership across Africa by promoting locally proven methods for supporting adolescent girls. AMPLIFY’S vision is for local communities to decide which practices, ideas, values and principles are most effective for supporting adolescent girls in their local contexts and sharing this knowledge with other place based partners.
AMPLIFY’s initial program areas will include:
· Network Development
· Organizational learning and growth
· Global Development Discourse and Participation