APN is the only continent-wide network of organizations and individuals in Africa and its diaspora who promotes the culture of philanthropic giving. APN brings an ecosystem of philanthropy support institutions and civil society member organizations serving different forms of philanthropy currently in 48 African countries. Established in 2009, APN was conceived as a space for African institutions to interrogate and intervene in the power dynamics that shape how resource mobilization, distribution and spending impact the possibilities of transformative change in Africa.
APN seeks to establish a strong voice for African philanthropy in order to address the growing challenges of conflict, poverty, and bad governance in Africa. APN believes that Africa can effectively mobilize and harness domestic resources for its own development. Domestic resources mobilization creates opportunities for building innovative partnerships for development; achieving universal social protection for the poor; enhancing domestic capital information through asset building; recognizing creative means of citizen participation; reducing dependence on external aid and progressive private sector contribution to development.
THEORY OF CHANGE
We enhance domestic capital information through asset building; recognizing creative means of citizen participation