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Big philanthropy and policy change in Africa

Halima Mahomed 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

‘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 …

New report on grantmaking in South Africa

Alliance magazine 21 April 2016

This report ‘Form and Function’ reflects the research undertaken into the governance, financial management and grantmaking practice of twenty one South African philanthropic foundations during the course of 2015. This report was to assist existing …

Africa Philanthropy Network: A new base for African philanthropy

Africa Philanthropy Network 14 March 2016 For Subscribers

The Africa Philanthropy Network is here! We are proud to usher in this new organization with new leadership: Bheki Moyo of Southern Africa Trust is at the helm, with Stigmata Tenga of the Foundation for …

Network of European Foundations: Action for farmers in West Africa

Network of European Foundations 14 March 2016 For Subscribers

To address the urgent need to reform current agricultural and food systems, a group of foundations has launched the Joint Action for Farmers’ Organizations in West Africa (JAFOWA) with the aim of creating a dynamic …

Chair in Philanthropy a first for the continent

1 Alliance magazine 18 February 2016

A collaboration between the Southern Africa Trust and Wits Business School (WBS) will see a Chair in African Philanthropy established on the continent in a pioneering move to take forward the study of gifting in …

CIFF: A Data First Grantmaker

Kristy Gannon 10 December 2015

Matthew Maguire takes data to heart. ‘It’s how we track all of our progress,’ says Maguire, a finance business partner at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. ‘Data is what holds us accountable. It’s one of …

The power of partnership: insights from Kenya

Janet Mawiyoo and Susan Njambi Odongo 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

A famous Kiswahili saying ‘kidole kimoja hakiuwi chawa’ – a single finger alone cannot kill a louse – mirrors some recent reflections on the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) achievements and challenges. Governments wouldn’t effectively achieve …

Teach development

Marzia Sicia and Cristina Toscano 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

The Sustainable Development Goals set a new vision for the future of our societies: unlike their predecessors, the MDGs, they don’t distinguish between developed and developing countries and they are meant to be applied universally. …

Foundation Center: New data portal supports philanthropy and collaboration in Africa

Foundation Center 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

For funders and others investing and working in Africa, having access to accurate and up-to-date information about philanthropic activity is critical. To meet this need, Foundation Center, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the King Baudouin Foundation recently …

Network of European Foundations: Early childhood development in social protection programmes

Network of European Foundations 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund was set up in 2011 to inform and improve programming and policies on violence prevention against children in low- and middle-income countries. It aims to generate more rigorous …