Global Affiliations & Recognition
ABOUT US | THE PARTNERS
The following key global affiliates of Dewdrop Foundation collaborate and provide support by providing expertise and services to the Foundation’s programs:
- ASHOKA Innovators for the Public (USA)
- FIDA: “Federación Internacional dé Abogadas” (aka, International Federation of Women Lawyers)
- City & Guilds, UK
- Nigeria Women Association of Georgia (NWAG), Atlanta-USA
- Voices for Inclusion
ASHOKA (USA) INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC
A US based Organization promoting social Entrepreneurship around the world. Ashoka Foundation is the largest Association of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. The organization is bringing about change through individuals who make change happen. Ashoka Fellows are most proud of the impact they have had in terms of systemic change—shifting societal perceptions, encouraging new behavior patterns, and revolutionizing entire fields. Ashoka has been engaged in learning from and serving this historical movement across the globe for over 25 years.
Mrs. Agatha Nnaji (nee Chukwueke), founder of Dewdrop Foundation, has been an Ashoka Fellow since October 2005.
FIDA: “Federación Internacional dé Abogadas” (aka, International Federation of Women Lawyers)
FIDA is a Non-Governmental, Non-Profit Organization with a membership of over 2500 female Nigerian lawyers. In 1964, the organization started in Nigeria with a mission to promote, protect and preserve the rights, interests and well-being of women and children through the use of legal framework to ensure that they live free from all forms of discrimination, violence and abuse in the society. FIDA provides legal aid/support to Dewdrop Foundation in its programs aimed at protecting abused women, children, elderly, trafficked persons and domestic servants/assistants from modern-day slavery work conditions.
CITY & GUILDS UK- DEWDROP INSTITUTE (DDI):
The City & Guilds Group is a leader in global skills development. It is the largest, globally recognized and respected UK-based vocational skills awarding organization. City & Guilds works with its partners to set the standard for professional and technical education, as well as corporate learning and development around the world.
It also works with education providers, employers and governments in over 100 countries across the world to help people, businesses and economies grow by shaping skills systems and supporting skills development. Since the 1990s’ it has provided trusted educational solutions to meet the skills demands of Africa’s economies through its accredited centres such as Dewdrop Institute in Nigeria.
NIGERIA WOMEN ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA (NWAG)
The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG), founded in April 2000, is a non-profit 501(C)(3), community-focused, service-oriented organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Membership is made up of women who are Nigerian by birth or marriage. NWAG’s mission is to serve our local Atlanta Metro community, and country, Nigeria by empowering, enriching and educating women and the youth, thereby fostering togetherness and excellence in our collective pursuits. NWAG collaborates with, supports organizations whose mission aligns with their mission.
Mrs. Agatha Nnaji of Dewdrop Foundation is a founding member of NWAG, and has been serving as its pioneer International Coordinator since her relocation to Nigeria.
Voice is an Oxfam program within the Dialogue and Dissent policy framework of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The overarching goal of this policy framework is strengthening the capacity for lobby and advocacy of civil society organisations in low-and lower-middle-income countries.
DDF is a two-time Voice grantee. In 2018, DDF received funding from Voice to implement its Transformative, Inclusive and Sustainable Leadership project in Umuode, a community in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria.
A major finding of the project was the alarming rate of elder abuse in Enugu State. This led to the development of a project on Curtailing Elder Abuse in 10 Communities in Enugu State (2019-2020), funded by Voice.
Voices for Inclusion
Voices for Inclusion is the collaborative work between the Liliane Foundation, the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development and Voice, to bring together marginalized groups from Africa and Asia through peer-to-peer exchanges on advocacy.
The ‘Voices for Inclusion’ project focuses on learning between different types of marginalized groups in 5 countries (Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia and Philippines) and discovering if collaboration between these groups can lead towards more effective influencing of policy and practices.