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Momentum and interest in philanthropy is growing in Ghana

Alliance magazine 1 April 2019

Dr. Ben Ocra, Director of the Ghana Philanthropy Forum, discussed philanthropy trends in Ghana during an interview conducted by the Association of German Foundations. Ocra identified three ‘broad issues’ that will be at the forefront …


African philanthropy equals more prosperity – Part III

Tony K Ansah Jr 17 March 2019

When African philanthropy is stripped down to its bare minimum, there are fundamental aspects worth exploring here. Everything from individuals to informal and formal groups play a unique role in it. Also, the mediums used …


Sierra Leone and IFAD announce project to combat rural poverty

Alliance magazine 10 March 2019

A new project through the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Sierra Leone aims to improve rural poverty through techniques in modernizing agriculture. This Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVDP) will …

System transformation? It’s in the genes

Sandro Giuliani 5 March 2019

Systems change is more than just a popular catchphrase, but its effectiveness depends on aligning strategies with a foundation’s institutional DNA Is system transformation an end in itself, an effective means to achieve a strategic …

Moving with movements

Solomé Lemma 5 March 2019

How should funders understand and respond to the forces that create systems change? Amidst Guatemala’s civil war, a small group of women in Santiago Sacatepéquez came together in 1988 to address chronic malnutrition and the …

Alliance magazine and SSIR launch exclusive joint digital subscription offer

Alliance magazine 26 February 2019

Alliance magazine and the Stanford Social Innovation Review are offering a one year digital-only subscription to BOTH for only $69.95USD. This offer is available until Thursday 28 February. SSIR is a must-read for any serious …

South African youth: politically engaged, socially minded and ready to lead us to a better future

Gill Bates 24 February 2019

 ‘Young people don’t care. They’re more interested in Instagram than making the world a better place. They’re heads down into their iPhones, disengaged, apathetic, just not bothered.’ I have heard this sort of false argument …

African Development Bank launches ambitious multi-sector plan to reduce stunting by 40 per cent

Alliance magazine 28 January 2019

In partnership with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in …

Report says majority of CSOs in Ghana are not equipped to deal with leadership transitions

Alliance magazine 28 January 2019

A report published by the West Africa Civil Society Institute state that many civil society organisations in lack governance structures and systems to support effective leadership transitions. Evidence indicates that a few organisations have plans …

Programmes director at Gatsby Foundation killed in Nairobi security incident

Alliance magazine 17 January 2019

Gatsby Foundation has announced their Africa programmes director, Luke Potter, was killed in the recent security incident in Nairobi. Gatsby Foundation is one of the largest of the UK’s Sainsbury’s Charitable Trusts, chaired by Lord …