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Dr Bhekinosi Moyo appointed director of the Africa Centre for Philanthropy at Wits Business School

Alliance magazine 19 August 2018

Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Wits Business School, tasked with establishing a new Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI). ‘In Africa, it is uniquely befitting that philanthropy be …


Creating pathways for philanthropy in the SDGs: Perspectives from Ghana

Isaac Ofosu Debrah 13 August 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an unrivalled opportunity to deliver high quality development results and philanthropy is already playing a crucial role in making this happen, especially through piloting innovations, scaling such innovation to …


Tanzanian philanthropy sector still dependent on external funding

Alliance magazine 9 August 2018

Tanzanian NGOs remain heavily dependent on funding from external sources, says new research commissioned jointly by the Foundation for Civil Society and the Tanzania Philanthropy Forum. Fifty-seven per cent of respondent organisations to the study …

Reflections on the state of civil society in South Africa

Judith Mtsewu 8 August 2018

It was Albert Einstein who said that ‘in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity,’ and it is a sentiment that rings true for the state of the NPO sector in South Africa currently. Civil society …

Godfrey Mwindaare announced as second partner for Aavishkaar Africa Fund

Alliance magazine 31 July 2018

Aavishkaar Intellecap Group, has announced the appointment of Godfrey Mwindaare as the second partner for the Aavishkaar Africa Fund (AAF) which is a $150 million venture capital fund that would make high impact investments across …

Global Impact launch six new regional funds

Alliance magazine 13 July 2018

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. For its six new funds, Global …

TrustAfrica to administer grants fund from Shell’s compensation in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 30 June 2018

TrustAfrica has been selected to manage the grantmaking of the Kiisi Trust, formed as part of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by survivors of human rights abuses arising out of the operations of Royal …

A journey to community philanthropy in Zambia

Barbara Nost and Tarisai Jangara 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

If the old vessel is foundering, don’t cling to the wreckage – build a new boat In 2011, Zambia was classified as a low-middle-income country, which had many economic and other implications for the country. …

Interview: Sir Ian Wood

Charles Keidan 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Spotting the main chance Scottish philanthropist Sir Ian Wood created a successful business in the oil and gas industry before setting up The Wood Foundation in 2007. As he explains to Alliance editor Charles Keidan, …

Interview: Joseph Ogutu on Africa’s newest philanthropy network

Charles Keidan 22 May 2018 For Subscribers

The development of a pan-African venture philanthropy organisation – to be called the African Venture Philanthropy Association – have reached an advanced stage. Who is involved? What will it do? What are the specific challenges …