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South African youth: politically engaged, socially minded and ready to lead us to a better future

Gill Bates 24 February 2019

 ‘Young people don’t care. They’re more interested in Instagram than making the world a better place. They’re heads down into their iPhones, disengaged, apathetic, just not bothered.’ I have heard this sort of false argument …

African Development Bank launches ambitious multi-sector plan to reduce stunting by 40 per cent

Alliance magazine 28 January 2019

In partnership with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in …

Report says majority of CSOs in Ghana are not equipped to deal with leadership transitions

Alliance magazine 28 January 2019

A report published by the West Africa Civil Society Institute state that many civil society organisations in lack governance structures and systems to support effective leadership transitions. Evidence indicates that a few organisations have plans …

Programmes director at Gatsby Foundation killed in Nairobi security incident

Alliance magazine 17 January 2019

Gatsby Foundation has announced their Africa programmes director, Luke Potter, was killed in the recent security incident in Nairobi. Gatsby Foundation is one of the largest of the UK’s Sainsbury’s Charitable Trusts, chaired by Lord …

Co-Impact announces $80 million in grants to support nine million people in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America

Alliance magazine 15 January 2019

Co-Impact announced its first round of grants today totalling more than $80 million to improve education, health, and economic opportunities for an estimated nine million people over the next five years across Africa, South Asia, …

Philanthropy in Africa equals more prosperity – Part II

Tony K Ansah Jr 15 January 2019

Africans home & abroad are in a pivotal position to use their cultural heritage and traditional intelligence to package and deliver philanthropy that’s much more effective and efficient for Africa. Luckily, there are different ways …

Applications open for Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurship programme

Alliance magazine 7 January 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has begun accepting applications for the 5th cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. If you are an African entrepreneur with a business idea or a startup with high growth potential, you are encouraged are encouraged to apply. The …

Supporting micro-level solutions is key to up-scaling innovation towards the SDGs

Isaac Ofosu Debrah 21 December 2018

It would be an understatement to say that the SDGs call for innovation and new ways of doing things. Despite the word ‘innovation’ being used to the extent of banality, the ideas of it becoming …

The narrative of Africa rising

Tony K Ansah Jr 15 December 2018

Nowadays, the narrative of ‘Africa Rising’ is gaining popularity. According to this narrative the African continent is emerging and progressing to greater heights than ever before. However, when one takes a closer look it becomes …

New report looks at funding against LGBTI communities around the world

Alliance magazine 5 December 2018

A new report by the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) ‘Religious Conservatism on the Global Stage: Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights’ documents the main conservative strategies, discourses, funding sources, and actors opposing sexual orientation and …