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The First Speakers Bureau Training


Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa held it first Speakers Bureau Training from the 11-14 July 2019 at The Capitol Hill Hotel Cape Coast.

Participants attended from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. The training was first of its kind in West Africa and the main objective was to empower IDNOWA members on how to engage with religious leaders, state actors and the media more professionally.





ILGA World Conference, Wellington, New Zealand 2019

IDNOWA as a proud member of ILGA were able to attend this conference.  We took part in an inter-faith pre-conferences, workshops and various panels.  On our arrival, we were sadden to hear about the shootings in Christ Church.  We were able to attend the vigil for the 50 Muslims that were killed at Christ Church.

We took part in the regional pan-African Caucus of ILGA, contributing to strategies and organising the next conference in West Africa.

At the conference, we were able to establish links with other inter-faith networks and groups who were also attending the conference.

Davis Mac-Iyalla, Executive Director, along with other partners organised a workshop called “Freedom for all” LGBTI, Women, HIV/AIDS – By countering Religious Right. The workshop was well attended.  Participants engaged and learnt more about West Africa and the impact of colonisation on women and LGBTI groups.


Interfaith and Human Rights In West Africa – October 22, 2018

Interfaith and Human Rights In West Africa

Interfaith Diversity of West Africa invites you to a briefing about Interfaith and Human Rights in West Africa

22 October 2018 at 5:00 PM
Arcus Foundation, 44 West 28th Street 17th Floor,
(between 6th avenue and Broadway) New York, 10001
(Closest trains w/r/1 28th Street)

Davis Mac-Iyalla, executive director of IDNOWA will be giving a talk to highlight the hostile fundamentalism of faith and cultural attitude towards LGBT+ people in West Africa and what IDNOWA has been doing to address the situations and the challenges ahead.

RSVP by email.

Events, Press

Engaging with religious leaders in West Africa

IDNOWA hosted activists and experts at Capital Hills Hotel, Cape Coast Ghana  this past week (4th-7th October 2018)
The event focused on kick-starting the process of developing a curriculum for training on engaging with religious leaders in West Africa.
A special thanks to COC Netherlands,  who sponsored the event and are our partners in their Pride Project as well as our partners from the Global Interfaith Network (GIN) who facilitated the event.
Stay tuned for upcoming events!