It is with deep sadness that the Advocacy Accelerator announces the passing of Dr. Peter da Costa on Sunday 18th of August 2019 in London.

As a Senior Advisor to the Hewlett Foundation, Dr. Da Costa was a key member of the team that set up the Accelerator and tirelessly supported its development and growth. The management and board of the Advocacy Accelerator have lost one of the key architects of the initiative, a strategic thought partner who has walked each step of the journey with the Accelerator. Peter has been a loyal and unwavering champion of our mission and our work inspiring us and encouraging us to reach great heights. He shared his big heart with us and his great ambition for the African continent and its people. We are honoured and grateful to have known him and worked with him.

May he rest in peace.