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Philanthropy Circuit Founder named on top 100 civil society leaders in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 2 April 2022

The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) recently published its list of the top 100 civil society leaders in Nigeria to celebrate the energy, innovation, leadership, resilience, and courage of individuals who are ‘using their influence, ideas, …

$1bn Gender Fund will transform systems to be more just, inclusive

Alliance magazine 26 March 2022

Co-Impact has launched the Gender Fund – a $1 billion fund aimed at advancing gender equity and women’s leadership across the world. The Gender Fund is the second fund the organization has launched, after its …

CSWAfrica: There is no climate solution without Global South women

Aarti Narsee 24 March 2022

Women land, environmental, and Indigenous defenders are on the frontline in tackling the climate crisis and calling out the failure of governments to take adequate action – but they face repression aimed at silencing them. …

Strengthening young people’s mental well-being

Theodoros Chronopoulos, Deborah Diedericks and Eva Roca 1 March 2022

Adolescence can be a critical time for mental health, especially in challenging circumstances. Funders who work with young people – on any issue – can help At EMpower, we partner with organisations in emerging market …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 March 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas Global South funders launch climate crisis network Brazilian giving circle for racial equity  $3m bid …

To deliver conservation commitments, funding practices need to change

Fred Nelson and John Kamanga 28 February 2022

The past year has witnessed a surge of global financial commitments to support biodiversity, protected areas, ecosystem restoration, and related conservation efforts. Public and private funding is rapidly growing for ‘nature-based solutions’ to climate change, …

Zimbabwe philanthropists urged to invest more in resilience to severe droughts

Andrew Mambondiyani 22 February 2022

Over the past two decades, rain-fed agriculture has increasingly become unattainable in Zimbabwe as frequent and severe droughts continue to ravage the country. Could philanthropy help with drought resilience? Experts say Zimbabwe is now experiencing …

Alliance digital event: A global conversation on the future of philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 15 February 2022

What does the future of philanthropy look like? Over 2021, as a part of Alliance magazine’s special 25th-anniversary celebrations, we explored that question through six special digital events across Africa, the Arab region, Asia & …