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Shine Campaign: Energising women in the Global South

Sheila Oparaocha and Emira Woods 9 October 2020

The future of sustainable energy innovation is women-led, community-powered, and based in the Global South. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed flawed systems that have failed marginalised communities living in the Global South for decades. These …

Strong case for philanthropic intervention in cold chains for food, says new report

Alliance magazine 6 October 2020

A new report by the Carbon Trust, commissioned by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP) outlines the challenge of reducing emissions from rapidly growing food cold chains, identifying how philanthropy can help reach net zero …

Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part II

13 Emmanuel Otoo 20 September 2020

In part I of this piece, we explored how the situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased focus on transforming funding practice, and the role Capacity-building Choice can play in strengthening …

Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part I

13 Emmanuel Otoo 19 September 2020

The dedication that grantmakers and funders bring to facilitate equity and justice in grantmaking continues to drive the quest for stronger and more sustainable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to enhance the attainment of their collective …

CAPSI publishes first issue of new journal addressing philanthropy and social investment

Alliance magazine 15 September 2020

The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) has published the first issue of its journal, the International Review of Philanthropy and Social Investment. Edited by CAPSI Director and Alliance Editorial Advisory Board member Bhekinkosi Moyo …

Mission-driven investing: are foundations doing enough?

Colin Habberton 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Foundations could take the lead in making mission-driven investing a mainstream practice. The pandemic may give them a push in that direction For reasons that are both systemic and paradigmatic, mission-driven investing in South Africa …

It’s time to be bold beyond the rhetoric

Tendisai Chidgwedere 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

If philanthropy is serious about supporting social movements, it needs to be ready to take risks and have skin in the game. Risks, because the call and response nature of movements requires an emergent and …

African Philanthropy Forum launches Systems Change Program

Alliance magazine 29 August 2020

The African Philanthropy Forum has launched an initiative that will look to address systemic problems that have hindered the potential growth of Africa for decades and accelerate systems change initiatives across the continent. The APF …

As deadly heatwaves sweep the world, philanthropy can create a cool future

Harriet Lamb 24 August 2020

This summer has brought ferocious heatwaves from India to Siberia and the U.S. Lethal temperatures are no surprise – heatwaves are now more common, more intense and longer-lasting, with 2020 likely to be the hottest year …

Tanzania’s Foundation for Civil Society at forefront of country’s COVID-19 response

1 Alliance magazine 7 August 2020

In Tanzania, the Foundation for Civil Society has been leading the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways, including reallocating funds, spearheading further fundraising, and organising campaigns to provide protective equipment to healthcare …