APN Announces New Executive Director

The Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) is pleased to announce the appointment of leading philanthropy activist, Stigmata Tenga (PhD), as executive director.

The decision as well as announcement was made in Nairobi, Kenya by the APN board of trustees.

“We welcome Dr Stigmata Tenga to this position as the first step in an ambitious goal to raise the profile of African philanthropy as we work with multi-stakeholder across the continent,” said Dr Bekinkhosi Moyo, chairperson of the board.

“A president of the Foundation for Civil Society in Tanzania, Dr Tenga has valuable experience to lead the organizations in meeting the challenges we have set for ourselves.” Dr Moyo added.

Dr Tenga has a longstanding career in civil society as a development facilitator and process consultant. She served on the APN board, a member of the Southern Africa Trust in South Africa as well as the Research in Poverty Alleviation a Think Tank in Tanzania. Dr. Tenga has experience in development concepts, theories and practices and has worked in the public, private and civil society sectors on strategic and development initiatives.

New Executive Director Dr Tenga said: “I am very honored to take up this critical role in APN as we move to make a valuable contribution to the philanthropy space. We want to create a strong network that can pave new ways for African philanthropy. We intend to reach out to members on the ground and coordinate their efforts to make a meaningful impact,” said Dr Tenga.

About African Philanthropy Network

The Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) is a continent-wide network of African grantmaking organizations and other philanthropic actors that facilitates experience sharing and learning among established and emerging African philanthropic institutions. APN aims to consolidate the voice of African philanthropy to address social injustice and development issues on the continent.


Nhlanhla Kubeka
Advocacy Co-ordinator
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