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Reinventing the HIV Organising: Lessons from ICASA 2019

Dennis van Wanrooij 7 December 2019

From 2-7 December 2019, the largest regional HIV conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda. The country that once witnessed the genocide of the Tutsi minority and civil war from the early to mid-90s opened its …

#ShiftThePower: A movement not an industry

Barbara Nost 4 December 2019

In a recent publication “Systems to #ShiftThePower” Barry Knight bluntly states: “There are three characteristic behaviours in philanthropy and the development industry that impair progress in achieving the world we want. These are: egos, silos and logos. All three …

Dismantling patriarchy in Africa

Dr Awino Okech 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Women’s funds in Africa are harnessing clear ideological objectives to create a more just, inclusive and equitable society through their philanthropic endeavours Resolving gender inequality can only be achieved by dismantling patriarchy – a system …

Transforming African philanthropy through a feminist lens

Rudo Chigudu 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Though it has subverted the idea of the North-South flow of philanthropy, African philanthropy continues to develop. To achieve long-lasting change an African feminist approach is needed According to 2017 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

Pathways to power: is activism within philanthropy possible?

1 Dumiso Gatsha 19 November 2019

Earlier in the year, my life changed unimaginably. Botswana’s high court named and shamed colonial-era laws, strengthened autonomy in privacy and removed possibilities for the persecution of me and my peers. I had just received …

Social Cohesion Philanthropy Symposium

Alliance magazine 21 October 2019

Sankalp Africa Summit 2020

Alliance magazine 18 October 2019

Frank Aswani announced as new CEO of AVPA

Alliance magazine 5 October 2019

Frank Aswani has assumed his position as the new African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) CEO.  Aswani is expected to bring considerable social and private sector experience to AVPA. His experience includes serving as vice president …

Rockefeller Foundation forms new commission to end energy poverty

Alliance magazine 19 September 2019

Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of ‘The Global Commission to End Energy Poverty’ (GCEEP), to address the lack of access to electricity for almost a billion people across the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The …

Power of partnerships to propel philanthropy in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 7 September 2019

Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Adegbite-Moore, of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), discussed Nigeria’s foundation and philanthropy sector in an interview conducted by the Association of German Foundations. Oluwatoyin described the state of the sector as fragmented and disconnected within thematic …