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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 …

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

1 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 …