The Elevating the Voices of Women in Agriculture (EVWA) Campaign aims to raise awareness of the lived realities of women farmers in Africa.
With the EVWA Campaign, the BKMC is on a mission to highlight and galvanize action for the empowerment of women farmers in Africa. Women account for nearly half of the world’s smallholder farmers. In Africa, they produce 70% of the continent’s food. Yet, they are the most vulnerable members of the farming community, facing obstacles accessing land, finances, education, and more, because of gender inequalities and our changing climate.
EVWA CHANGEMAKERS CAMPAIGN
The EVWA Changemakers Campaign highlights projects led by young African leaders, who are creating an impact to empower women farmers in Africa. Join our efforts to advocate for the achievement of SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 5 Gender Equality, and SDG 13 Climate Action. The campaign is now closed to all applications and nominations. Thank you for your very high interest. Stay tuned to find out the winner!
EVWA Changemakers is an annual 30 under 30 campaign, which recognizes and gives a platform to exceptional young Africans, who lead projects that contribute to the empowerment of women farmers.
Through a call for nomination, inspiring young leaders in the field of women farmers’ empowerment will be selected as EVWA Changemakers and spotlighted on the EVWA webpage.
The EVWA Changemaker, leading the most innovative and inspiring project will be announced and recognized as the EVWA Champion.
With the title of EVWA Champion comes a 5.000 USD seed-funding award to scale the impact of this project.
The EVWA Champion will also receive the unique opportunity to be part of an exciting multimedia documentary production.
We will publish this documentary on our promotional channels to spotlight the EVWA Champion as a best practice example.
In 2022, the EVWA Champion will be highlighted at or around COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt to gain global attention and build a network with high-potential partners.
In 2024, we will curate an impactful virtual exhibition, spotlighting the EVWA Champions of 2022, 2023 and 2024.