Publications

Taking A Second Look: Analysis of The ” Generosity During the Time of COVID-19 Reports

This report is a synthesis of messages from the four volumes of the “Generosity During the Time of COVID” reports published in 2020 by CivSource Africa. This report is an analytical endeavor that aims to ‘make meaning’ of the stories that were captured in these four volumes. The volumes were compiled during the first COVID 19 pandemic lockdown that happened in Uganda from March 2020 till July 2020. At the time of writing this synthesis report, a second COVID 19 pandemic lockdown had been announced for 42 days from June to July 2021.

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APN Catalytic Grants 2021

The Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) is the only continent-wide network of organizations and individuals in Africa and its diaspora that promotes the culture of philanthropic giving.  Since 2009 APN 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’s mission is to reclaim the power and elevate the practices of African philanthropy. APN collaborates with its members, and other CSOs to promote the voice and action of African philanthropy. APN does that by building solidarity and coordinated response in the African philanthropy landscape, growing voice, visibility, and influencing the power of Civil Society Actors and leaders to make the case and unlock the potential for individual and community philanthropy. The APN, through catalytic grants, aims to enhance new narratives that recognize and promote the value of African philanthropy.

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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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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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