Cause area: Improving animal welfare
Animal Advocacy Africa works to empower animal advocates who are (interested in) doing work to reduce farmed animal suffering in African countries. They share knowledge, provide connections, and help them build the skills to run an impactful animal advocacy organisation.
There are approximately 3.4 billion land-based farmed animals in Africa, and a shift towards intensive animal farming practices is expected to occur.
According to Animal Advocacy Africa, many animal welfare organisations and advocates lack funding: only $1 million USD went towards farmed animal advocacy work in Africa in 2020. Funders are interested in funding more African animal advocacy work, but are uncertain about the effectiveness of the work and the capacity of animal advocacy organisations in Africa.
Animal Advocacy Africa (AAA) works to strengthen the funding capacities and effectiveness of African animal advocacy organisations that are reducing animal suffering, particularly for farmed animals.
AAA does this through research of the animal advocacy landscape in Africa, as well as a structured, six-month programme for grassroots organisations to help them:
AAA’s recent successes in building charities’ capacites include:
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