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Tanzania’s Foundation for Civil Society at forefront of country’s COVID-19 response

Alliance magazine 7 August 2020

In Tanzania, the Foundation for Civil Society has been leading the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways, including reallocating funds, spearheading further fundraising, and organising campaigns to provide protective equipment to healthcare …


Infrastructure is so much more than bricks and mortar

1 Carl Manlan and Michael Mapstone 16 July 2020

Often when people speak about the need for infrastructure development in Africa, they are discussing bricks and mortar, improved physical structures such as transportation links, hospitals and schools. But creating a world in which the …


How African philanthropy responds in a crisis

Jan Schwier and Maddie Holland 12 July 2020

Africa will likely not be spared from the public health and economic ravages of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But while the global community struggles to respond with timely aid and as funders focus on addressing …

New report studies impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organisations

Alliance magazine 8 July 2020

The immediate impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organisations (CSOs) was swift, widespread, and destabilising. This is one of the main findings of a new survey undertaken by @AfricanNGOs and EPIC-Africa. Titled ‘The Impact of COVID-19 …

In Nigeria, philanthropy’s COVID-19 response raises questions

Shaninomi Eribo 30 June 2020

At the end of February, the first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was recorded in the city of Lagos – the nation’s defacto commercial capital with a population of almost 20 million people, about 4 …

Alliance magazine, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to host upcoming webinar on global practice of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will join Alliance magazine on Wednesday, 1 July at 16:00 CET for a webinar looking at understanding and improving the global practice of philanthropy. …

Benban solar park in Egypt receives $4 billion in funding

Alliance magazine 25 June 2020

Egypt’s Benban park, a 37 square kilometre solar park in Aswan desert with over seven million photovoltaic panels, has received $4 billion in funding from thirty international infrastructure developers. Among the investors is infrastructure fund …

Facilitate development from below and from within: Seven practice-based recommendations for philanthropists

4 Fons van der Velden and Ntombi Nyathi 23 June 2020

World Bank data indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause the first increase in global poverty since 1998. Organisations such as Oxfam International argue therefore that it is the time ‘for bold and …

Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition launched by Jack Ma Foundation

Alliance magazine 17 June 2020

The Jack Ma Foundation has launched its ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’ prize competition for the second year in a row. The competition is organised by the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative, the Jack Ma’s flagship philanthropic programme …

Bad philanthropy: The rinsing of toxic money

Nkasi Wodu and Ese Emerhi 9 June 2020

Last weekend, Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol, England, toppled a statue of Edward Colston, an English merchant who made his money off the slave trade. Colston was also ‘Bristol’s most famous philanthropist’, according to …