Fahamu Trust

Fahamu Trust

Charity information

Fahamu Trust

Fahamu Trust is a pan-African organisation established in 1997 and is distinctively placed to support and work collaboratively with movements for social justice in Africa over the long term.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Fahamu Trust has a vision of the world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential.

    Fahamu Trust’s mission is to strengthen and nurture movements for social justice by generating knowledge to serve activism, bridging the gap between theory and practice - Tuliwaza; creating learning for, by and across movements - Adilisha; amplifying Africa-centred voices, perspectives and solutions in policy making and decision making at all levels - Utetezi; and creating platforms for analysis and debate - Pambazuka.


    The outcome of our work in Africa over the next five years (2010-2015) will be increased democratisation of political, social and economic spaces creating meaningful change based on a people-centred progressive agenda. During 2010-2015, Fahamu aims to strengthen social justice movements’ ability to articulate and implement people and Africa-centred solutions through diverse, innovative and effective strategies and tactics; actively participate in local, national, continental and global processes as significant actors for change; develop self-sustaining and self-determining movements; locate themselves within an African context, with respect to one another and multiple stakeholders, both historically and contemporarily and create alternative frameworks and realities for progressive change

  • Aims

    Fahamu Trust aims to:

    • To articulate and implement people and Africa-centred solutions through diverse, innovative and effective strategies and tactics
    • To enable African social movements to actively participate in local, national, continental and global processes as significant actors for change
    • To nurture and strengthen social movements to create alternative frameworks and realities for progressive change
  • Overview

    Established: May 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1100304

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 20

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: + 44 1865 727006

    Address: 2nd floor, 51 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, United Kingdom OX1 3HA

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  • Strengthening movements for social justice

    Fahamu Trust proposes to continue playing a leading role in the nurturing and mobilisation... More