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Learning from young activists 

Sunga Kufeyani 12 August 2022

For International Youth Day, Global Fund for Children’s Learning and Influencing Fellow Sunga Kufeyani shares advice for funders on engaging adolescents and empowering them to advocate for their communities. Adolescents throughout the world fight for …


Centring pan-African philanthropies amid the shifting global socio-political and economic order

Halima Mahomed and Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 9 August 2022

There is no question that we are living in unprecedented times. The past three years, marked by the onset of Covid-19, were an era on its own. While a global challenge, the notion of the …


Healing ourselves: Philanthropy’s role in building global reconstructive surgical capacity

1 Dr Seif Nuru 1 August 2022

A few years ago, an 8-year-old boy named Jonah arrived at my hospital in Itigi, Tanzania. As a toddler, Jonah’s right arm was horribly burned while his mother was cooking over an open fire, and …

Working towards a West African philanthropy support ecosystem

Rouguiétou Khady Sow 9 July 2022

The African landscape of philanthropy is embedded in a particularly traditional historical context. In West Africa, in addition to tradition, the religious dimension of philanthropy is important in the sense that a very large proportion …

In parched Zimbabwe, experts fear that new PVO law will curtail food aid

Andrew Mambondiyani 23 June 2022

Zimbabwe is grappling with severe droughts that have left millions of people food insecure, forcing many farmers to depend on both local and international philanthropic organisations for food. The country has suffered from numerous serious …

Corporate social partnerships can tackle societal challenges: Lessons from the Aspire Higher Project

Bhekinkosi Moyo 13 June 2022

Sponsored content from our partner, The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) Introducing Aspire Higher A lot is expected from the private sector today, especially in Africa where high levels of inequality, poverty, …

Funders support African media with disruptive journalism course

1 Alliance magazine 11 June 2022

Africa No Filter and the Thomson Foundation have partnered to offer a course aiming to disrupt stereotypical news and storytelling about Africa by helping journalists develop a fresh reporting style beyond framing Africa through conflict, …

How can donors empower grassroots change? New research explores

Alliance magazine 10 June 2022

A new study from Bridgespan identifies five mindsets and pathways that NGOs and donors throughout Africa and India can adopt to support communities aiming to solve their own socio-economic challenges. Over the past decade, there …

Closing the global justice gap

Atieno Odhiambo 9 June 2022

Approximately two-thirds of the world’s population – roughly 5.1 billion people – lack meaningful access to justice. With no way to seek redress or remedy when their human rights are violated, they exist in what’s …

Inaugural African Philanthropy Academic Conference

Alliance magazine 6 June 2022