Our Partners

Teams Advancing Women in Agriculture (TAWINA)

Areas of Focus

Gender Equality
Poverty Eradication
Skills Training

Teams Advancing Women and Girls (TAWINA) exists to support the empowerment, education, training and economic participation of rural women and girls in Malawi who are at risk of becoming a child bride or otherwise being excluded from full participation in Malawian society.

Tawina Jane Kopa-Kamanga

Founder & Executive Director

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Tawina Jane Kopa-Kamanga is Founder and Executive Director of a girl-led and centred grassroots organization in Malawi called TAWINA. Registered in 2014, TAWINA has been delivering innovative and customized solutions that improve the health, socio-economic and legal outcomes for female victims of sexual and gender-based violence such as child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), domestic violence, and rape. The primary focus of TAWINA is rural adolescent girls and women who are the guardians and or parents of rural adolescent girls aged 9 to 17 years. The role of Tawina Jane has mainly revolved around recruitment and training, fundraising and resource mobilizing, budgetary control, program oversight as well as partnership engagement. Over the last 4 years, she has led a fundraising strategy that has facilitated the development and management of an agriculture based social enterprise aimed at economically empowering women while generating sustainable stream of revenue for the organization’s programs. TAWINA social enterprise portfolio includes pig value chain development, soybean production and marketing, and organic vegetable gardening.

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