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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 …

Interview: James Chen

Charles Keidan 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

James Chen is chair of Wahum Holdings in Nigeria and the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, but he is probably best known as founder of the Clearly campaign to eradicate preventable poor vision globally. The areas …

African philanthropy comes to the policy table

Lisa-Anne Julien 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations are increasingly prepared to join forces with government to achieve strategic policy improvements Philanthropy, or the act of giving, finds itself on an exciting cusp in contemporary Africa. While the term ‘philanthropy’ may still …

The chance to end AIDS is a once in a generation opportunity

Frank Beadle de Palomo 30 November 2018

‘The prevailing discourse on ending AIDS has bred a dangerous complacency and may have hastened the weakening of global resolve to combat HIV.’ This alarming soundbite reverberated around the HIV, public health, and international development …

African philanthropy for Africa is the future

Tony K Ansah Jr 27 November 2018

There has been large amounts of charity, donations, and philanthropy going to and from Africa post-colonial era for decades. Those that have gone to Africa were via corporations, foundations, institutions, etc. Those that have come …

Giving in Africa continues to grow according to global index

Alliance magazine 2 November 2018

The 2018 CAF World Giving Index confirms the trend towards growing levels of giving across Africa. Twenty-one countries this year met the criteria for most improved Index score, which included nine African countries, narrowing the …