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Pathways to power: is activism within philanthropy possible?

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

Sankalp Africa Summit 2020

Alliance magazine 18 October 2019

Frank Aswani announced as new CEO of AVPA

Alliance magazine 5 October 2019

Frank Aswani has assumed his position as the new African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) CEO.  Aswani is expected to bring considerable social and private sector experience to AVPA. His experience includes serving as vice president …

Rockefeller Foundation forms new commission to end energy poverty

Alliance magazine 19 September 2019

Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of ‘The Global Commission to End Energy Poverty’ (GCEEP), to address the lack of access to electricity for almost a billion people across the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The …

Power of partnerships to propel philanthropy in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 7 September 2019

Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Adegbite-Moore, of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), discussed Nigeria’s foundation and philanthropy sector in an interview conducted by the Association of German Foundations. Oluwatoyin described the state of the sector as fragmented and disconnected within thematic …

Transitional justice: what funders need to know

Abdul Tejan-Cole 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The mechanisms are often flawed, but many of those flaws can be corrected if the need for accountability is effectively balanced with the need to build a stable society and sustainable peace In the past …

How to create gender justice in Africa

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Building movements is the key to supporting women’s rights across the continent and giving power to community activists Founded in 2001, Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a pan-African and feminist fund which uses a rapid-response …

GPC Members Dinner in South Africa

Alliance magazine 15 August 2019

Learning Journey to Southern Africa

Alliance magazine 15 August 2019