Giving as whole beings, not as living ATMs

Solome Lemma

While African diaspora communities have given for decades and continue to do so through various formations, we have yet to maximize the diaspora’s giving potential.

This may be about to change.

To tap into the diaspora’s financial and intellectual capital, African countries have launched strategic diaspora initiatives, the African Union has established a Diaspora Division, and an increasing number of international organizations and foundations have initiated diaspora outreach.

This growing engagement provides the opportunity to explore two questions: What is the state of African diaspora philanthropy? How can we mobilize the resources it offers to contribute to transformative change in Africa?

 
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