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Tendai Murisa

Special feature Tendai Murisa 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

African philanthropy: still work to be done

There is a growing recognition of the role that philanthropy can play in Africa’s quest for equitable and democratic transformation. Until recently, philanthropy (and, more broadly, aid) has mostly been viewed as a form of …

Special feature Tendai Murisa 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

Philanthropy should track SDG progress

The global community of development practitioners should take pride in the achievement of a consensus move from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the SDGs. The process has not been smooth. There are still disagreements …

Tendai Murisa and Trust Africa 21 August 2015

A watershed moment: African philanthropists chart a sustainable future

Parallel to the KCDF session, TrustAfrica organized a panel session on impact investment. Whilst impact investing has become an important feature of philanthropy globally, it is yet to become codified in terms of practice, models …

Analysis 1 Tendai Murisa and Trust Africa 18 August 2015

A watershed moment for African philanthropy

The African Grantmakers Network 3rd Biennial Assembly in July was significant because, for the first time, members covered approximately 65 per cent of the costs. The network had previously relied on external funding. That in itself speaks …

Tendai Murisa 27 May 2015

Of exposed pregnant stomachs: images/depictions of philanthropy in the 21st century

One of the challenges that I have always faced in my close to 15 years working in the philanthropy or development space has been the use of images that appropriately capture the essence of our …

Interview 2 Akwasi Aidoo, Tendai Murisa and Trust Africa 1 October 2014

All change at TrustAfrica: interview with Akwasi Aidoo and Tendai Murisa

The unburied dead, small change and the questionability of old men’s wisdom: on the eve of stepping down as executive director of TrustAfrica, an organization he founded some eight years ago, these are among the …

Analysis Tendai Murisa 19 May 2014

Systems-wide philanthropy for socio-economic transformation in Africa

Over the last decade and a half, ‘hopeless’ Africa has become Africa rising – at least economically. Unfortunately, this rise has carried few Africans with it. One of the biggest culprits is illicit financial flows. …