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A silver lining to COVID-19: Courage, empathy, and generosity

John Hecklinger 9 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic arrived quickly, quietly, and everywhere. In the space of days, we at Global Fund for Children went from wondering if our grantee partners would be affected, to supporting dozens of locally-led, grassroots …


Mohammed Al-Amoudi donates $3.6 million to city of Addis Ababa

Elika Roohi 30 April 2020

Ethiopian-born Saudi businessman Mohammed Al-Amoudi has announced a donation of 120 million Birr ($3.6 million) to the Addis Ababa city administration to help combat COVID-19 and its effects. The pledge is the largest private donation …


Why a systems response to COVID-19 is critical

Olivia Leland 26 April 2020

I’m inspired by the number of funders who want to ramp up their support in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the urgency, we must not lose focus on how that support is deployed. Diverting …

Effective support for community-based organisations will be critical in the African response to COVID-19

Nina Blackwell 10 April 2020

The COVID-19 virus has already wreaked havoc across the east and the west, yet shows little sign of stopping soon. Loved ones are sick and dying, businesses are shut, movement is restricted, workers go without …

Thomson Reuters Foundation launches project for journalists in Global South covering COVID-19

Alliance magazine 8 April 2020

The Thomson Reuters Foundation announced that it would be launching a Coronavirus Crisis Reporting Hub – a virtual training, knowledge-sharing and network-building centre for journalists covering the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Hub will initially bring …

African Development Bank raises landmark $3 billion for COVID-19

Alliance magazine 31 March 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s economies. It is thought to be the largest dollar-denominated social …

Home-grown giving in Africa and Asia

Matt Reeves 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Attracting local donors can pay big dividends – more than just financial ones – and it’s not just about wealthy donors, either The Merti Integrated Development Programme is based in Isiolo, a town in northern …

Making social enterprises financially stable is not easy, but it’s worth it

Sophie Hersberger-Langloh 23 February 2020

While assisting the Global Social Entrepreneurship course of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) last year, I had the great opportunity to meet inspiring social entrepreneurs from around the world. One of them is Bernard …

African Development Bank approves $1 million grant to stem Ebola transmission in Uganda

Alliance magazine 20 February 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a $1 million grant to help tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Uganda. The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response …

Paxful announces a third school in Kenya to be #BuiltWithBitcoin

Alliance magazine 2 February 2020

Paxful, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace announced that they will be building a third school in its 100-school initiative to bring quality education centres to emerging countries throughout Africa. Paxful’s #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative began in 2017 to promote philanthropy …