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Halima Mahomed

Analysis Elizabeth Coleman and Halima Mahomed 22 November 2016 For Subscribers

The new African philanthropy

African philanthropic institutions are demonstrating how donors can more effectively foster independent action and strengthen movements for change. This different approach may hold the key to durable development on the continent. Although many donors recognize that …

Special feature Halima Mahomed 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Big philanthropy and policy change in Africa

‘Africa is not a country’ goes the popular saying, and broad generalizations about the continent – including the philanthropy of its wealthy – are extremely tricky. Discussions about the power of African philanthropy in relation …

Special feature Halima Mahomed 1 September 2015 For Subscribers

Regulating corporate philanthropy: the South African experience

Efforts to regulate corporate giving are slowly increasing. Mauritius, Indonesia, South Africa and India have regulations in place and others are exploring its viability. But how effective is regulation and what are the drawbacks? A …

News Halima Mahomed and Gregorie Muhr 1 December 2014 For Subscribers

Supporting African philanthropy where it is and where it could be

As African economies grow, so does giving by Africa’s wealthy. To better understand this development, UBS and TrustAfrica jointly undertook a study of wealthy givers in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Kenya, Nigeria and …

3 Halima Mahomed and Trust Africa 7 June 2013

From flammable agents to minesweepers: accountability of foundation roles

We often talk about the roles of foundations: what we can and cannot do, what our boards and donors and other constituencies will react to us doing; what our internal systems and structures and budgets …

Special feature Halima Mahomed 1 March 2013

Shifting currents in African philanthropy

Reflecting on African philanthropy as a homogeneous topic is like trying to climb more than one mountain at the same time. Impossible. First, the formal philanthropy sector in Africa, though relatively small, is pretty diverse. …

2 Halima Mahomed and Trust Africa 26 October 2012

Giving charity a bad name

‘Oh, that’s not philanthropy… that’s just charity.’ Recently I’ve lost count of the number of times I have heard this phrase, or something very similar. At first I was puzzled, then worried. Now, after several …

Conference Report Halima Mahomed 1 September 2012 For Subscribers

Roma inclusion in Europe today: stimulating discussion at EFC conference

Stimulating discussion at the session on Roma inclusion on Friday (8 June). Some points for reflection: How do we deal with advancing the issue of education for Roma children when schools have been a strategic …

Halima Mahomed and Trust Africa 11 June 2012

Roma inclusion in Europe today: stimulating discussion at EFC conference

Stimulating discussion at the session on Roma inclusion on Friday (8 June). Some points for reflection: How do we deal with advancing the issue of education for Roma children when schools have been a strategic …

Halima Mahomed and Trust Africa 7 June 2012

Risky business

The topic of risk: what is it, how do we deal with it (or not) and what does this mean for the impact on our organizations and the work we are supporting, is emerging as …