Eligibility for APN Catalytic Grants 2021

Are you eligible?

  • A Journalist
  • A Writer
  • A Storyteller
  • An Artist
  • A radio and TV presenter/producer
  • A Philanthropist
  • A Social Entrepreneur
  • A Social Researcher

 

Is your organization eligible?

  • APN Members Organization
  • A community philanthropy organization
  • A community foundation
  • A Journalist Club /Association
  • A Media organization
  • A Human rights organization
  • A Social enterprise
  • Professional association
  • Trade union/association
  • Any other kind of organization that identifies with the concept and practice of African philanthropy.

 

Are you based in:

  • This funding opportunity is limited to individuals and organizations based in Africa and in the diaspora.

If the answer is “Yes!” to most of the above questions, then you may be interested in applying for the APN’s Catalytic Grant.

 

 

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APN ESSAY COMPETITION ON THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPIC GIVING TO ADDRESS SOCIAL CHANGE FOR STUDENTS FROM AFRICAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

APN is implementing the Giving for Change Program funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Giving for Change is a consortium program that is implemented in collaboration with the Wilde Ganzen Foundation, Global Fund for Community Foundations, and Kenya Community Development Foundation in partnership with National Anchor Institutions in eight countries in the Global South:  Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Brazil and Palestine including the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Together we form a Giving for Change Alliance.

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APN STORYTELLING COMPETITION ON THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPIC GIVING TO ADDRESS SOCIAL CHANGE FOR AFRICAN YOUTH AGED 25 – 35 YEARS OLD

APN is implementing the Giving for Change Program funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Giving for Change is a consortium program that is implemented in collaboration with the Wilde Ganzen Foundation, Global Fund for Community Foundations, and Kenya Community Development Foundation in partnership with National Anchor Institutions in eight countries in the Global South: Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Brazil and Palestine including the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Together we form a Giving for Change Alliance.

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HEART DRIVEN AFRICAN PHILANTHROPY – APN ROUND TABLE CONVERSATION WITH MR SURAJ RAY THE CHAIRMAN OF MACOSS

Can you please tell us a bit about yourself and your organisation?

MACOSS is the national platform for NGO’s in Mauritius. It was established and enacted by an Act of Parliament since 1970.  MACOSS have more than 100 NGO’s as members. All these NGOs are legally registered organizations working in different fields of specialization and implementing different sets of activities.

I serve as the voluntary chairperson for MACOSS.  This position is nominated by the members.  Therefore, my duty is purely philanthropic. I give and offer my service to the organization with a voluntarily.  As MACOSS, we have an established permanent secretariat of paid staff members. We have a clear governance structure at MACOSS with a Board of Directors. As an established institution we have put in place a strategy of worthy consideration in order for us to ensure that we achieve our desired vision and objectives. As an organization our prominent objectives are advocacy or rather policy influencing, networking, and empowering our NGO members. These are some of our fundamental objectives. We are a representative body as MACOSS; therefore, we collect the views of the civil society and then we submit these views to the government and various partners in order for us to ensure that we are meeting the needs of NGOs.

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In Conversation With: Junayna Al Sheiban from Tanzania Feminist Collective

In Feminism Is For Everybody bell hooks talks about consciousness-raising groups, where women would organise to meet and discuss matters of sexism and patriarchy. These would often be someone’s house, a café, anywhere that could safely host a group. The idea was that in order to fight the patriarchy, one would need to learn how it worked and affected them. In the last few decades, these sites have become more expansive, finding homes on various corners of internet and inviting larger groups of women to learn from each other. One such site is the recently founded Tanzania Feminist Collective, which consists of women and non-binary people, with the “goal of wanting to provide education on rape culture, misogyny, women’s rights, and the nuances surrounding bigotry and how this is harmful to the fabric of Tanzanian society.”

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Reflections on webinar on Youth Led Development: Giving Young People the Power and Voice

As part of its series of youth focused webinars with the aim of contextualizing social impact entrepreneurship, Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) hosted the “Consultative Youth Webinar on the role of African Philanthropy in creating enabling environment for youth led development” on May 6th, 2021. Speakers of the webinar were Positive Youth Development Activist and pharmacy student at the University of Zambia Florence Mulenga; Chimwemwe Kaonga, the Programs Director at Concerned Youth Organization in Malawi; and Reynald Maeda the Executive Director of the United Nations Association in Tanzania.

As expected from the diverse expertise from the speakers featured, the discussion yielded a number of descriptions for youth led development and African philanthropy. The definitions range from young people working for development of other young people, without ignoring what is happening outside youth group to all initiatives of development that have been initiated by youth.

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A divorced woman won her case, got a house, farming land

Gender-based violence (GBV) has reached at the crisis level in Tanzania, adversely affecting women and girls. According to the 2019 Ministry of Health Study on Gender, 40.1 per cent of women experienced physical violence, while 13.8 per cent experienced sexual violence in adult life and only 27 percent arrived at health facilities within 72 hours. “Incidents such as wife-beating, men insulting women, grabbing their land, throwing things at them, are also on the rise in our communities,” noted a gender expert, Michael Thoshiba in an exclusive interview.

However, through legal aid and paralegal (a person who is not a lawyer but trained on basic legal issues to assist community members in resolving disrupts or to refer complicated issues to proper authorities) services which are widely available in almost all the districts of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar, victims of GVB incidents are assisted to secure their rights.

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REWRITING THE NARRATIVE OF AFRICAN PHILANTHROPY A ROUND TABLE CONVERSATION WITH JACQUELINE ASIIMWE THE CEO OF CIVSOURCE AFRICA

REWRITING THE NARRATIVE OF AFRICAN PHILANTHROPY

A ROUND TABLE CONVERSATION WITH JACQUELINE ASIIMWE THE CEO OF CIVSOURCE AFRICA

During APN’s Round Table Conversation for the month of April we engaged with Jacqueline Asiimwe, the Chief Executive Officer and Team Leader of CivSource Africa based in Kampala Uganda.  CivSource is one of the APN Member organizations. The focus of the Round Table Conversation is to profile what APN Members are doing in their spaces to promote African philanthropy. During the conversation the following discussion was established.

Can you please tell us a bit about yourself and your organization?

First and foremost, thank you so much for having me, and thank you for creating a platform through which we are able to talk about the works we are doing at CivSource Africa. I am Jacqueline Asiimwe, the Team Leader and CEO of CivSource Africa, an organization based in Uganda, and I am Lawyer by training.  CivSource Africa is passionate about African Philanthropy as a means of championing the idea of giving and generosity.  We are also passionate about social justice causes on a range of various issues.

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Mother of Millions: Faith Masupa and her initiative for children raised in prisons. 

A quiet revolution, recently sparked by the publicised mistreatment of black lives by the hands of law enforcement, has swept the continent. The horrors of this treatment are only further realised by the state of prisons. In Zambia, children born from female convicts have to live behind bars and live these horrors daily, their basic rights consistently neglected.

Faith Masupa, founder of the Mother of Millions organisation, is one of the few people in Zambia that has centered the lives of female prisoners and their children in her work. Mother of Millions was founded in 2012, a non-profit organisation that mostly looks into the needs of incarcerated women and their children in correctional facilities through provision of education, nutrition and healthcare support.

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APN in collaboration with Urgent Action Fund

APN in collaboration with Urgent Action Fund: Feminist Philanthropy in COVID-19 responses

The pandemic has had adverse effects on the world, but women have been overwhelmingly impacted. Over the last year, already existing structural inequalities that disproportionally affect women have been further entrenched within African communities. Interventions to mitigate the spread of the pandemic such as lockdowns resulted in the increase of womn’s care giving roles as they were forced to stay indoors. In some households, women became more prone to abuse from partners or other relations.

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