Our Partners

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African proverb

Funding Partners

Since its establishment in 2004, Aspire Academy is mandated to provide sports training and education to students with sporting potential, in an exceptional learning and sporting environment. The overall purpose is to have Qatari athletes that are well prepared in their sport, and academically, to meet the needs of the Qatari society and realize its aspirations in international sports competitions. From 2013 to 2017, Speak Up Africa teamed up with Aspire Academy, the Leo Messi Foundation, and Senegal’s National Malaria Control Program to raise awareness on the use of malaria prevention and treatment tools, through the Football Combating Malaria Campaign.

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.The Foundation has been supporting Speak Up Africa since 2015 on various issues such as malaria, sanitation and neglected tropical diseases.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. They are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching. Speak Up Africa partnered with Malaria Consortium through the ACCESS SMC project that aimed to support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria in their efforts to scale up Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Sahel.

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty. Speak Up Africa is working with Comic Relief, GSK and the RBM Partnership to end malaria to support Ghana and Sierra Leone in the implementation of the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” movement and helping protect more citizens from malaria.

Gavi is a global Vaccine Alliance, which brings together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Since 2000, Gavi support has contributed to the immunization of more than 700 million children. Speak Up Africa has been partnering with Gavi since 2016 to increase immunization coverages in Senegal and Francophone Africa.

The New Venture Fund is a public charity that supports innovative and effective public interest projects. It was established in 2006 in response to demand from leading philanthropists for an efficient, cost-effective, and time-saving platform to launch and operate charitable projects. They execute a range of donor-driven public interest projects in conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts.

For more than four decades, PATH has been a trusted partner to government leaders, social investors, grassroots groups, and business of every size and type. They specialize in matching each partner’s expertise with their unique strengths to develop, deploy, and scale up innovations that remove roadblocks to health. Speak Up Africa partnered with PATH since 2012 to develop and promote tailored advocacy tools. Together, we launched the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign in 2014, which has now been endorsed by the African Union Commission and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria.

Strategic Partners

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) was formed in 2002 in Abuja Nigeria, primarily to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication among member states through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and provision of water supply services. In 2008, at the 11th ordinary session of the Africa Union (AU) Assembly in Sharm el-Sheikh, Heads of State and Government of the AU agreed on commitments to accelerate the achievement of water and sanitation goals in Africa and mandated AMCOW to develop and follow up an implementation strategy for these commitments. AMCOW has also being accorded the status of a Specialised Committee for Water and Sanitation in the African Union.

African Population and Health Research Center is committed to generating an Africa-led and Africa-owned body of evidence to inform decision making for an effective and sustainable response to the most critical challenges facing the continent. Their mandate is to generate and support the use of evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans through three integrated programmatic divisions: research, research capacity and policy.

The African Water Association aims to coordinate the search for knowledge and latest development in the technical, legal, administrative and economic fields for Drinking water production, supply and of sanitation. It also strives to promote the exchange of information on methods, processes and procedures of drinking water production and supply and sanitation and initiate, encourage and promote any action of cooperation and exchange in professional training.

Founded in 2014, Afrivac is a non-profit foundation, which is meant to be a proposal for solution for immunization sustainable funding in Africa. AFRIVAC aims to sensitize African people to immunization funding needs and collect resources from private sector to support national budgets allocated to vaccination. Through its ”Africa United” campaign, Speak Up Africa supported the Afrivac Foundation in the organization of its first gala match in Dakar on December 17th, 2016. The Afrivac Foundation brought together internationally renowned football players to raise awareness of financing needs for vaccination in Africa. Before the gala match, Speak Up Africa organized an inclusive opening match in partnership with Special Olympics Senegal.

IPAR (Agricultural and Rural Prospective Initiative) is a reflective space for concerted dialogue and action around rural and agricultural politics in Senegal and West Africa. Their activities focus on multiple development challenges such as demography, employment and migration, public policies, agricultural performance, land and natural resources management and climate change.

Athena Infonomics is a data-driven global consultancy. They combine social science research methods and ICT tools to drive innovation in policies, processes and programs in international development. Athena Infonomics has offices in India and Washington, D.C., alongside program hubs across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

The Center for Water Security and Cooperation was started to use the law as a tool for building long-term solutions to our greatest water challenges and to drive legal innovation and partnership. They bring a much-needed impartial legal voice to a sector that has become politicized.

The Global Civil Society for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME) network emerged from the first World Malaria Congress in Australia to jointly advocate for more effective, sustainable, people- centered, rights-based, equitable, and inclusive malaria programs. This alliance of empowered communities and civil society organizations (CSOs) fills a critical gap in the malaria fight and can be a game-changer in helping elevate malaria as a global, regional, and national priority until it is eradicated.

The Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) was established in the spirit of public-private partnership between WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), Member States and NTD partners in an effort to mobilize political, technical and financial resources to accelerate the elimination of the five most prevalent neglected tropical diseases in Africa. Since 2016, Speak Up Africa has been working closely with ESPEN, using its expertise in partnership-building and strategic communication to help people gain an understanding of the progress achieved in terms of controlling and eliminating NTDs on the African continent, while also stressing the importance of increasing funding for programs aimed at controlling neglected tropical diseases.

Founded by Her Excellency Hinda Deby Itno, First Lady of Chad, the Fondation Grand Coeur for Social Welfare and Development is a philanthropic initiative. The Foundation aims to support President Idriss Deby Itno’s social policies on the ground. Speak Up Africa is working with her Excellency Hinda Deby Itno, to improve access to routine immunization in the country.

The Guri Vie Meilleure Foundation’s objective is to contribute to the reduction of poverty, contribute significantly to improving the health status of Niger’s population, promote quality education for children and fight against environmental degradation, all taking into account gender and social equity. Speak Up Africa is partnering with the Foundation and its President, H.E. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou, to accelerate the control and elimination of malaria and NTDs in Africa.

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. Through their platforms, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change. Their mission is to build a movement of 100M action-taking Global Citizens to help achieve their vision of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Speak Up Africa and Global Citizen partnered through the years on issues such as immunization and neglected tropical diseases.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only global fund solely dedicated to education in developing countries. GPE is a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform that aims to strengthen education systems in developing countries in order to dramatically increase the number of children who are in school and learning. In 2018, Speak Up Africa partnered with GPE to develop and produce advocacy tools and materials for GPE’s largest ever global education Financing Conference, held in Dakar, in February 2018.

The John A. Kufuor Foundation Foundation is a nonprofit institution dedicated to the promotion and sustainability of Ghana and Africa’s development. It is inspired by H.E John Agyekum Kufuor’s passion for practical and sustainable development and aims at advancing effective leadership, good governance and socioeconomic development. Speak Up Africa is partnering with the Foundation to accelerate the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa.

In 2007, the Five Times Ballon d’Or Lionel Messi established the Fundacion Leo Messi, a charity supporting access to education and health care for vulnerable children. From 2013 to 2017, Speak Up Africa teamed up with Aspire Academy, the Leo Messi Foundation, and Senegal’s National Malaria Control Program to raise awareness on the use of malaria prevention and treatment tools, through the Football Combating Malaria campaign. Lionel Messi traveled to Senegal to kick start the campaign in June 2013.

Malaria Consortium focuses on six main disease areas, creating tailored, evidence-based solutions that have a positive impact on the wider health system and economy. It is this combination of activities and the depth of their expertise that sets them apart from others. Speak Up Africa partnered with Malaria Consortium through the ACCESS SMC project that aimed to support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria in their efforts to scale up Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Sahel.

Management Services for Health (MSH), a global nonprofit organization, partners with governments, civil society, the private sector, and health care workers to build resilient and sustainable health systems. Their mission is saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Speak Up Africa partnered with MSH through the ACCESS SMC project that aimed to support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria in their efforts to scale up Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Sahel.

Medicines for Malaria Ventures (MMV) aims to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs. Speak Up Africa partnered with MMV through the ACCESS SMC project that aimed to support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria in their efforts to scale up Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Sahel.

Since its inception, Speak Up Africa has been a close partner of the Ministry of Health and Social Action of Senegal.

Speak Up Africa has partnered with and supported the Ministry of Health of Guinea through the ACCESS SMC project that aimed to support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria in their efforts to scale up Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Sahel. Speak Up Africa is now supporting Guinea’s Ministry of Health with through its National Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program.

Speak Up Africa supports the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation of Senegal to prioritize non sewered sanitation in the country, and thereby contribute to promoting progress in health, economic development and gender equity in underprivileged areas. Speak Up Africa works with policymakers, municipalities, the private sector, research institutions and civil society organizations to increase awareness, prioritization levels, as well as regional, national, municipal and civil society and medias commitment for a better priorization of Non Sewered Sanitation (NSS) in the country.

Speak Up Africa supports the Ministry of Hygiene and Sanitation of Ivory Coast to prioritize non sewered sanitation in the country, and thereby contribute to promoting progress in health, economic development and gender equity in underprivileged areas. Speak Up Africa works with policymakers, municipalities, the private sector, research institutions and civil society organizations to increase awareness, prioritization levels, as well as regional, national, municipal and civil society and medias commitment for a better priorization of Non Sewered Sanitation (NSS) in the country.

Speak Up Africa supports the Ministry of Water and Sanitation of Burkina Faso to prioritize non sewered sanitation in the country, and thereby contribute to promoting progress in health, economic development and gender equity in underprivileged areas. Speak Up Africa works with policymakers, municipalities, the private sector, research institutions and civil society organizations to increase awareness, prioritization levels, as well as regional, national, municipal and civil society and medias commitment for a better priorization of Non Sewered Sanitation (NSS) in the country.

Niyel is a campaigns, advocacy and public affairs firm with strong relationships with civil society organizations and decision-makers across the continent. Based in Senegal since 2008, Niyel has worked with hundreds of development organizations and governments, as well as political and cultural actors to influence policies and practices in over 35 countries. Speak Up Africa and Niyel are working toward increasing the access to and use of non-sewered sanitation in Francophone Africa. Working through a three-tiered approach which directly targets: urban centers, policy-making at the national level and strong engagement at the regional level.

Panorama is an action tank working to solve global problems through audacious thinking and bold action. Panorama partners with ambitious leaders to help strengthen their organizations and advance priority issues. Since 2016, Speak Up Africa and Panorama have been working closely with ESPEN, using their expertise in partnership-building and strategic communication to help people gain an understanding of the progress achieved in terms of controlling and eliminating NTDs on the African continent, while also stressing the importance of increasing funding for programs aimed at controlling neglected tropical diseases.

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is the largest global platform for coordinated action against malaria. Originally established as Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in 1998, it mobilizes for action and resources and forges consensus among partners. The Partnership is comprised of more than 500 partners, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions. Since its inception, Speak Up Africa has been working with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria.

Sanitation and Water for All is a partnership of governments and their development partners, including civil society, the private sector, donors, UN agencies and research and learning institutions. They share the belief that government-led, collaborative, and multi-stakeholder decision-making processes lead to more sustainable, efficient and transparent solutions, than when development partners work alone.

Senegal’s National Sanitation Office (ONAS) is a public institution working under the supervision of the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation of Senegal. Since 2016, Speak Up Africa has been supporting ONAS it its efforts to increase knowledge and ownership of cost effective sanitation solutions and mobilize stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through the years, we partnered with Special Olympics within the framework of our Football Combating Programme, our Africa United and Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaigns

Inspired by Didier Drogba’s leadership, passion and values, the Foundation wishes to positively and differently contribute to the development of individuals and communities in Africa and elsewhere in the world. Its mission is to facilitate health and education access for vulnerable populations. Speak Up Africa and the Didier Foundation partnered in 2013 for the United Against Malaria Campaign.

Unitaid is an international organization that invests in innovations to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria more quickly, affordably and effectively. We also work to improve access to diagnostics and treatment for HIV co-infections such as hepatitis C and human papillomavirus (HPV). Speak Up Africa partnered with Malaria Consortium and Catholic Relief Services through the ACCESS SMC Unitaid-funded project that aimed to support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria in their efforts to scale up Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Sahel.

Uniting to Combat NTDs (UTC) is a collective of invested, interested and dedicated partners, working to fulfil the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Through collaboration, information sharing, and aligned strategies, the diverse partners of the Uniting to Combat NTDs complement and extend the reach of the World Health Organization to support national programs in their efforts to build and implement NTD programs. Speak Up Africa partners with UTC to raise the profile of NTDs in Africa.

University Cheikh Anta Diop also known as the University of Dakar, is a university in Dakar, Senegal. It is named after the Senegalese, physicist, historian and anthropologist Cheikh Anta Diop and has an enrollment of over 60,000 people. In 2017 and 2018, we partnered with the University to organize the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference

Since 2008, Wari has been offering innovative solutions to facilitate daily transactions in the most standardized, easy and secure manner. They conduct their development in line with their mission: offering a standard and better way to trade and make transaction, thus allowing everyone an access to financial services.  Wari has been supporting Speak Up Africa Speak Up Africa and its Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign since 2014.

WaterAid is a non-gouvernemental organization which provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don’t yet have access to them. With their local partners, their work with communities to build low-cost, sustainable solutions that meet their needs. They also work with local and national government in the countries where they operate, developing solutions to help them provide water, toilets and hygiene to everyone.

The World Health Organization works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Its goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion with better health and wellbeing. Throughout all of our project, we collaborate with WHO teams throughout Africa.

Yard is a creative house powered by people embracing current culture – whatever shape or form: music, fashion, art, sport. Through a sophisticated understanding of the urban target, we collaborate with brands living in the now and ready to earn their territory in the cultural marketplace.

Media Partners

Africa.com is a multi-platform media company, curating, aggregating, and producing news and information about Africa.

African Media Agency specializes in helping companies grow their share of voice on a pan-African scale. Their deep knowledge and understanding of the continent helped them gain recognition and act as an authoritative source of news for the most influential media houses in every African country.

AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information from over 140 African news organizations and their own reporters to an African and global public. AllAfrica’s multi-channel platform is the only independent, comprehensive pan-African news source, with unrivaled reach and reputation.

Grayling is one of the world’s leading public relations, public affairs and communications consultancies. Their experts deliver strategic campaigns with creative flair to support business leaders and global brands across the UK and beyond. Grayling’s core service expertise includes public relations, public affairs, crisis & reputation, digital, SEO and creative services.

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