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7 habits of highly participatory donors & NGOs

Emily Sullivan, YET4H, We Trust You(th), Copper Rose Zambia, CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality, Green Girls Platform, IYAFP and ¿Y yo, por qué no? por qué no? 30 November 2022

Ready to improve your work with young people? This is for you! Many donors and NGOs have the intention of working more collaboratively with young people. These intentions have been demonstrated through consensus statements, challenges, …


Intersectional work in West Africa needs intersectional funding to match

Rosalie Nezien and Rebecca Reeve 29 November 2022 For Subscribers

Most funders have a niche – any website of public and private philanthropies alike will highlight the region, issue, or criteria that its philanthropy works on. But the issues facing many of us today are …


Fortify young minds; invest in youth mental health

Theodoros Chronopoulos 25 November 2022

Mental health is just as important as physical health. But it’s rarely treated that way. Particularly for young people – who are in a crucial state of emotional, social, and physical development, and who are …

The Feminist Humanitarian Response: a new approach to dismantle the humanitarian-industrial complex

Global Resilience Fund 20 November 2022

As crises continue to compound and grow, girls and young feminists – who are disproportionately impacted by crises are leading powerful frontline emergency response efforts while advancing systemic change. To mark World Humanitarian Day on August …

A side chat on customary land ownership & the gender gap in Africa

Gima H. Forje 18 November 2022

From October 23 – 26, 2022 actors in the philanthropic and civic space gathered in Kagili for the first in-person meeting of the African Philanthropic Forum (APF) since the outbreak of COVID-19. Participants were ostensibly …

Remembering the 2022 African Philanthropy Forum Conference: ‘African Philanthropists Closing the Gender Gap’

Ifeoma I. Idigbe 18 November 2022

A gender gap should not exist. How can we close it and how long will it take? The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) Conference in Kigali, Rwanda with the theme African Philanthropists Closing the Gender Gap …

Community at the centre: Why community-driven systems change is working for South and East Africa

Elika Roohi 15 November 2022 For Subscribers

The US-based Firelight Foundation has been pioneering a community-driven systems change (CDSC) approach to its work with children and young people in Southern and Eastern Africa. What is distinctive about CSDC and what is it …

An African civil society perspective on localizing international funding

2 Rose Maruru 14 November 2022

Philanthropy can help lead the way in shifting international humanitarian and development funding to local and national organizations. African civil society organizations will be an important part of this shift. African CSOs have long been …

New advocacy network launches at COP27 to get funds to Indigenous, local women and girls

Alliance magazine 13 November 2022

Grassroots women’s organisations have launched a new advocacy network to scale-up funding for Indigenous and local women and girls. Women in Global South Alliance for Tenure and Climate – the name of the network – …

Tackling poverty and climate change: IKEA and Acumen’s $25m energy investment initative

Biswarup Banerjee and Sarah Bieber 11 November 2022

Today, two out of three people living in extreme poverty live in rural areas, often without access to electricity. The combined impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and volatile energy prices caused by the …