2022 Essay Contest

Theme:  The Role of African Philanthropy in transforming community challenges through Innovation,

Policy and Practice.

  1. Background

Africa Philanthropy Network is the only continent-wide network of organizations and individuals in Africa and its diaspora who promotes the culture of philanthropic giving.   It is 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. In achieving this mission, APN is working in collaboration with its membership & other philanthropy support organizations to promote the voice and actions of African philanthropy through the building of solidarity and coordinated response in African philanthropy landscape; rethinking and build the case for the potential for African (individual and community) philanthropy to drive social change.

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APN Youth Summit 2021

About the Summit

Youth Summit on African Philanthropy will take place under the banner of the African Philanthropy Network (APN) in collaboration with African Youth actors and organizations. Youth Philanthropy and Power will be the first conference of its kind in Africa deliberately aimed at a collective conversation between diverse youth as the communities that makes up our states. APN has a bold vision of establishing an African Youth Philanthropy Platform with all philanthropic efforts and associations that have many different names dedicated to making a difference in their communities through their philanthropic work. Life, as we know it, has changed; work models have shifted; economies have shrunk, and livelihoods have been severely affected. The devastation by the pandemic is immeasurable, yet amid this, the field of philanthropy in Africa has also witnessed huge amounts of giving in-kind and cash. Communities, individuals, corporates and various forms of philanthropic organizations have all responded to the pandemic and addressed the negative effects of COVID-19.

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