Tsitsi Midzi

Head of Partnerships and Development
Urgent Action Fund – Africa

Tsitsi Marylin Midzi is Head of Partnerships & Development at Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa). Tsitsi is committed to promoting philanthropic models and eco-systems that embody values of; equity, reciprocity, solidarity, and harmony steeped in feminist praxis.
Tsitsi is a pan-African feminist who advances African-led efforts to ground inclusive and intersectional political and feminist agendas for justice and liberation of all people of African descent. She has over twenty years’ experience in grant-making, managing transnational partnerships, resource mobilisation and philanthropic advocacy. Grounded in the realities of African women, Tsitsi is a conduit and voice in sustaining feminist movements.

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
06:30 pm EEST 08:00 pm EEST Walking the Talk: Equitable partnerships for movement-building in Africa
Side Event
M-Hotel - Ball Room

In this learning event, funders and African feminist organizations will meet in a conversation on funding practices, successes and challenges to achieve gender equality Read More

Tsitsi Midzi

Head of Partnerships and Development

Urgent Action Fund – Africa

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Hanna Lemma

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Dr. Lisa Avery

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Carmen Correa

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Patricia Elias

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Lipi Rahman

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Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda