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A journey to community philanthropy in Zambia

Barbara Nost and Tarisai Jangara 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

If the old vessel is foundering, don’t cling to the wreckage – build a new boat In 2011, Zambia was classified as a low-middle-income country, which had many economic and other implications for the country. …


Interview: Sir Ian Wood

Charles Keidan 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Spotting the main chance Scottish philanthropist Sir Ian Wood created a successful business in the oil and gas industry before setting up The Wood Foundation in 2007. As he explains to Alliance editor Charles Keidan, …


Interview: Joseph Ogutu on Africa’s newest philanthropy network

Charles Keidan 22 May 2018 For Subscribers

The development of a pan-African venture philanthropy organisation – to be called the African Venture Philanthropy Association – have reached an advanced stage. Who is involved? What will it do? What are the specific challenges …

Go West! Philanthropy’s role in supporting LGBTI rights in West Africa and beyond

David Sampson 17 May 2018

The Baring Foundation’s International Development programme has just made its first grants in West Africa to address discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and communities. The Foundation’s Deputy Director, David Sampson, …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #DiasporaPhilanthropy

Emily Hurley 1 May 2018

Alliance‘s quarterly breakfast panel, hosted for the first time at London’s Mosaic Rooms, included a lively and diverse panel to discuss the magazine’s March 2018 issue, which focuses on diaspora philanthropy and its global role. …

How European policy makers have re-discovered philanthropy

Barry Hoolwerf 30 March 2018

Official interest in philanthropy is growing. In recent years European policy makers have (re-)discovered philanthropy and, more specifically foundations as contributors to the public good. In Brussels, the Directorate-General Research and Innovation (DG RTD) was …

MDIF closes $6 million media impact fund

Alliance magazine 22 March 2018

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), the New York-based non-profit which supports independent media in countries where it is under threat, has announced the final close of its MDIF Media Finance I (MMF I), a $6 …

Philanthropy in the Arab Region – reflections from the UAE

Natasha Ridge 21 March 2018

A new report from Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace entitled Philanthropy in the Arab Region makes a valuable contribution to understanding philanthropic efforts across the Middle East through highlighting both the excellent work that …

Arab philanthropy moves from charity to development, new reports finds

Alliance magazine 21 March 2018

Philanthropy’s role in the Arab region is shifting from a more traditional religious and charitable paradigm to one of secular development. That’s a central finding of a new working paper published today by the Philanthropy …

Meeting in Lusaka heralds Zambian embrace of community philanthropy

Andrew Milner 14 March 2018

The Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) will launch a new approach to its work at an event entitled ‘From Dependency to Ascendancy’ on 15 March in Lusaka, Zambia. Originally set up as a pooled funding mechanism …