You're currently viewing:

Africa


Bless your heart and soul African philanthropist

Tony K Ansah Jr 29 July 2019

We often hear the saying or see the story about giving back to our African community. To each its own on that notion. It is easier said than done! The reality is some give and …

Healing is the work

Dennis van Wanrooij 18 July 2019

Religious conservatism, closing spaces for civil society, the global gag rule and pushbacks against ‘gender ideology’. These are some – but certainly not all – of the barriers experienced by LGBTI people and sex workers …

‘#LiftUp’ twitter chat points way ahead for African philanthropy

Alliance magazine 17 July 2019

More research, democratisation of philanthropy, sharing of best practice and collaboration. These were the four key messages that came out of a Twitter chat in June that brought together a number of African philanthropic network …

UNDP and TEF join forces in entrepreneurship programme in Sahel

1 Alliance magazine 17 July 2019

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over a period of 10 years. Announced at the Assembly …

Strengthening local development by social enterprise in Kenya

Alliance magazine 10 June 2019

WE!Hub Victoria Ltd. (WeTu for short) is a social enterprise founded by Siemens Stiftung which works across seven locations on Lake Victoria on solutions for drinking water and energy supply, as well as in the …

Funding unchained: an activist approach to unlocking LGBTQI leadership in West Africa

4 Caroline Kouassiaman 17 May 2019

Today, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), I won’t be at a LGBTQI community event or a film screening. Rather, I will be on a six-hour bus ride with my colleague Olumide, …

UNHCR unveils Refugee Zakat Fund

Alliance magazine 11 May 2019

The United Nations Refugee Agency has launched a new global structure that transforms UNHCR’s existing Zakat programme into a global fund aimed at aiding the most vulnerable displaced populations while meeting the needs of Islamic …

Pan-African investor network unveiled

Alliance magazine 26 April 2019

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) was unveiled this month, which has been described as a unique network for social investors to fund innovative organisations tackling the continent’s social, environmental and economic challenges. Headquartered in Nairobi, …