IN MARCH, AFRICAN PHILANTHROPIST AND SOCIAL entrepreneur, Tsitsi Masiyiwa, and other world philanthropists came together to raise $1 billion to advance gender equality and women’s leadership. The organization, Co-Impact, launched The Gender Fund to bring significant resources into a grossly underfunded space and address “gendered systems” – the underlying norms, laws, practices, sanctions, and decision-making […]
In a world where celebrity appears to be the highest calling, where everyone wants to be a leader or an owner, management is often seen as a second-rate calling. For so many years I felt the same way, focusing my attention on the things that are prized by the world. Stewardship, however, the critically important […]
Nyimpini Mabunda has been appointed as a Board Member of African Philanthropy Forum with effect from 21 March. Nyimpini Mabunda is the CEO for Southern Africa at General Electric. He has 25+ years background leading major consumer goods, food franchise, and telecoms businesses across Africa and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining GE, he fulfilled […]
International Women’s Day: Meet 8 Inspiring African Women Shaping the Future of Africa by Aletheia Development Centre
Drawn from the fields of Government, Humanitarian Affairs, advocacy, and public policy, these women are distinguished trail-blazers and history makers In celebrating International Women’s Day this year, Aletheia Development Centre, a public policy and agenda setting think-tank highlight 8 inspiring women from Africa who are breaking barriers and inspiring generations of future female leaders from […]
Given our commitment to creating an enabling environment for the transformation of the culture of giving on the continent, we are expanding our personnel capacity across Africa; hence, the need to fill the following roles: Head of Membership Program Manager The application deadline is Friday, February 11, 2022. Please help us spread the word widely.
Driven by Communities, Led by Partners, Strengthened in Partnership: Blood:Water’s Approach to Community-Focused Philanthropy
In the early 2000’s, the Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay was confronted with the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS crisis that was so disproportionately affecting Eastern and Southern Africa. At a time when testing and treatment options were not affordable or widely available on the continent, palliative care, clean water, sanitation and hygiene were core […]
100 Civil Society Leaders: Celebrating nonprofit leaders inspiring the sector and country with their success stories.
Civil society organisations play an important role in the country’s socio-economic life contributing largely to both democracy and development. These organisations are founded and led by individuals with passion for change in a world full of challenges. In honour of such individuals, the Nigeria Network of NGOs with support from Google.org created a platform “100 […]
A new report from Dalberg Advisors and the African Philanthropy Forum sheds light on how philanthropy in Africa is changing in response to Covid-19 and what steps are needed to drive a more effective response. Philanthropists focused on Africa have stepped up their support for the people and communities most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic […]
Friendship Bench, a mental health services provider in Zimbabwe, could bring community health workers to more African countries if it were able to overcome funding disparities from philanthropic sources. (Photo: Constantine Juta) Through our work together, APF and Bridgespan have sought to better understand the nuances within the African philanthropic ecosystem, surface the barriers facing […]
It is widely-known that every religion has philanthropic components to it, and Islam is no exception. Islamic injunctions make the act of charity obligatory for its believers. Amidst how deep-rooted philanthropy is within the Islamic faith, it is even more important to advocate for strategic and sustainable giving by Muslims to philanthropic causes. The third […]