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Tony Elumelu dedicates philanthropy award to young African Entrepreneurs

Alliance magazine 30 December 2019

Tony O. Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group, received the All Africa Business Leaders’ Awards (AABLA) this month in Johannesburg. In the acceptance …


ABC Fund makes first investment, backing cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire

Alliance magazine 20 December 2019

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has made its first investment  in a cocoa cooperative based in Côte d’Ivoire – Socak Katana. This investment will help the cocoa farmers secure market access and revenue. The …


African and Jewish philanthropy merge to deepen the practice of giving among the youth

Lisa-Anne Julien 17 December 2019

There are several African terms that embody the spirit of philanthropy. The South African term Ubuntu has come to mean many things but essentially translates to ‘I am because of you’. The Swahili term Harambee …

Tony Elumelu Foundation open 2020 applications for entrepreneurship programme

1 Alliance magazine 11 December 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on 1 January, 2020. The programme is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa, either with new startup …

Africa Funding Landscape compiles report of giving trends in Africa

Alliance magazine 8 December 2019

The Africa Funding Landscape, a group of funders focused on Africa, conducted a report aimed at studying the what, how and why of current funding targeting in Africa. The report is based on a survey …

Reinventing the HIV Organising: Lessons from ICASA 2019

2 Dennis van Wanrooij 7 December 2019

From 2-7 December 2019, the largest regional HIV conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda. The country that once witnessed the genocide of the Tutsi minority and civil war from the early to mid-90s opened its …

#ShiftThePower: A movement not an industry

Barbara Nost 4 December 2019

In a recent publication “Systems to #ShiftThePower” Barry Knight bluntly states: “There are three characteristic behaviours in philanthropy and the development industry that impair progress in achieving the world we want. These are: egos, silos and logos. All three …

Dismantling patriarchy in Africa

Dr Awino Okech 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Women’s funds in Africa are harnessing clear ideological objectives to create a more just, inclusive and equitable society through their philanthropic endeavours Resolving gender inequality can only be achieved by dismantling patriarchy – a system …

Pathways to power: is activism within philanthropy possible?

1 Dumiso Gatsha 19 November 2019

Earlier in the year, my life changed unimaginably. Botswana’s high court named and shamed colonial-era laws, strengthened autonomy in privacy and removed possibilities for the persecution of me and my peers. I had just received …

Social Cohesion Philanthropy Symposium

Alliance magazine 21 October 2019