African Philanthropy transforming Community challenges

According to Kotiranta (2019, p.4), “Private giving and donations are globally on the rise, and private resources are increasingly recognized as an important part of aid and development finance (The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances, 2010). Knowing the nature and scope of African suffering, it becomes necessary to review the contributions of philanthropic innovations in alleviating such. The aim of this essay is to highlight contributions made by philanthropy in transforming African challenges. It will begin with a historical review of philanthropy globally, followed by a snapshot of the landscape of African philanthropy. This will be followed by a summary of the visible innovations and end with an exploration of challenges faced by the sector.

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APN YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS CONVERSATION WITH BOCHUM SAMUEL BACHE

In this conversation, African Philanthropy Network (APN) speaks with Bochum Samuel Bache, the Founder and Executive Director of Youth Advocates for Peace and Community Empowerment Cameroon (YAPCEC). He is also serving as the Cameroon National Youth Delegate to the Commonwealth Youth Council, and a Peace and Security fellow at the African Center for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). Bochum speaks more about the work he is doing in driving impact and change in Cameroon.

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Vibrant Discussion on African Philanthropy by APN 2022 Essay Competition Winners 

The APN 2022 Essay Contest’s top four winners participated in a recent webinar that focused on youth narratives of African Philanthropy practices. Featuring in the webinar was Teboho Polanka from Lesotho who was the top winner of the contest, Keyame Gofamang of Botswana who emerged second, Philip Hope Ifeoluwa of Nigeria who scooped the third position and Mercy Wangari of Kenya who took the fourth position. The winners were thrilled to share their perspectives on the significance of African Philanthropy in their different communities.

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APN announces 2022 Essay Contest winners

The African Philanthropy Network (APN) is excited to announce the twenty (20) winners of the Youth Essay Contest which focused on, “The Role of African Philanthropy in transforming community challenges through Innovation, Policy, and Practice”. The essay contest which was launched on the 25th of May 2022 attracted 300 essay submissions from youth aged 18 – 35 years old around the African continent. The goal of the APN Essay contest is to grow the culture of philanthropy among the youth.  As a first step towards nurturing this philanthropic culture in African youth, APN decided to sponsor a continentwide youth essay competition to encourage youth to think about innovation and practice of African philanthropic giving in addressing development challenges. Furthermore, the essay contest provided a space for African youth to raise their voice and generate a new African philanthropy narrative.

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