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Agribusiness in East Africa: Innovative Social Enterprises

Intellecap 20 January 2017

Social entrepreneurs are improving rural employment, empowering communities, and tackling various constraints in the food value chain. The concept of social entrepreneurship, the idea of using business to solve major social and environmental problems, is …

Where the horizontal meets the vertical

Janet Mawiyoo and Caesar Ngule 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

From 1997 to 2010, Kenya enjoyed a significant share of foreign aid with many organizations depending entirely on it for their operation. Following the recession and the subsequent reclassification of Kenya as a low- to …

Using the power of philanthropy in the public interest in Kenya

Irũngũ Houghton and Constant Cap 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Kenya, like the rest of Africa, is not overpopulated. It is just over-concentrated and deeply inequitable. At the same time, it is home to innovation, young industry, a growing internal consumer market and a middle …

Managing natural resources: how far can community philanthropy go?

Mary Fifield 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The need for thoughtful, holistic, democratic stewardship of natural resources has never been more critical. Community philanthropy can play a big part in the management of large-scale natural resources, but it faces challenges in doing …

Network of European Foundations: New philanthropy partnerships in Tunisia

Network of European Foundations 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

In 2013, following the Arab Spring, the Network of European Foundations brought together a group of European foundations to establish Fikra, the Tunisia Joint Fund, with the aim of contributing to the transition of Tunisian …

The new African philanthropy

Elizabeth Coleman and Halima Mahomed 22 November 2016

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 …

Against all odds – making gains for LGBTI communities across Africa

Hafeeza Rashed 10 October 2016

This article originally appeared on Spotlight, the European Foundation Centre members’ forum, on 30 August 2016. The original article can be found here. Organisations across Africa are working under difficult circumstances to improve human rights …

African attitudes towards homosexuality revealed in unprecedented survey

Alliance magazine 26 September 2016

South Africa’s The Other Foundation and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) have released the results of a national survey of public attitudes to homosexuality in the country. More than 3000 South Africans were interviewed …

A new era for African philanthropy

Bhekinkosi Moyo 6 September 2016

There has never been a greater time for African philanthropy and philanthropy in general than today. The momentum and interest around philanthropy have grown – at times surprisingly so, given that not so long ago …

African philanthropy: still work to be done

Tendai Murisa 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

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 …