The Impact of Savings and Credit Groups on Women in Africa: Consolidating Case-Studies from Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania.

The growing involvement and influence of women in philanthropy has gone largely unrecognized, despite the ripple effect that it has had on economies of households across the continent. Traditional modes of giving that are the becoming bedrock of many women’s livelihoods and by extension, their societies’. These practices are not well documented and their impact is under researched. For instance, the inner working as well as impact of women’s savings and credit groups (also referred to as ‘giving cycles’) is severely under represented in philanthropic statistics. The popularity and prevalence of these Groups implies that research on their research would be particularly important in exploring how wealth is distributed in African communities, and the impact this has on women. So, it’s important we ask!

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GENEROSITY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 V O L U M E 3

The easing of the COVID-19 induced lockdown is ongoing, and some sectors of the economy have recommenced operations. The curfew in the country was extended from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs. Some shopping malls are now open, and they must comply with the COVID-19 standard operating procedures issued by the Ministry of Health. Public transport has resumed around the country.

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African Proverbs on Giving and Generosity

In the months just after CivSource Africa was born, one of the things we knew we wanted to do was to understand and tell stories of giving in Africa broadly and in Uganda in particular, since that is where we are located. We started a campaign called #OmutimaOmugabi (A Heart that Gives), to enable us find, highlight, document and celebrate the ways in which we as Africans give.

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Philanthropy and Development in Southern Africa

In the Philanthropy & Development in Southern Africa series, three related research papers; on philanthropy and resource governance (Shauna Mottiar), on illicit flows and tax (Khadija Sharife), and on illicit flows and the potential and policy required to change economic structures (Sarah Bracking), all focus on the contemporary and enduring problem of economic injustice in Africa in the context of huge and increasing outflows of illegally transferred wealth.

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Philanthropy Networks: Creating Values, Voice and Collective Impact

Value. Voice. Collective Impact. Philanthropy networks, their leaders, members and funders alike, are looking to build a future in which these core elements are reflected in their work. How can networks define and realize new value propositions and amplify voice in a way that is responsive to members yet also shapes the field? What role can tech and data solutions play in enhancing value? What strategies in advocacy and thought leadership can elevate the voice and visibility of the sector? How can philanthropy support networks go beyond focusing solely on organizational impact to creating more collective impact across the sector? This guide combines thoughtful concepts, frameworks and practical approaches that all philanthropy networks can use to prepare their organisations for the next decade.

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The Annual Review of South African Philanthropy

ORKING IN THE PHILANTHROPY SECTOR OVER THE YEARS, it was always evident to me that there was very little information available to government, the corporate sector, civil society, the media, academia and the public at large aboutthe state of philanthropy in South Africa. This has resulted in misunderstandings about the role of philanthropy and how it works, as well as expectations that philanthropic money can simply be diverted to fit with government policy or the needs of specific sectors. In addition, philanthropy has come under increasing scrutiny globally around issues of accountability and even possible abuse. Philanthropy and its practice continually evolve in the fast-changing, complex world in which we live.

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APN Assembly 2018 – Summary Report

The APN Assembly 2018 was held on 8 – 9 November 2018 at the Intercontinental Balaclava Hotel in Mauritius. The assembly brought together more than 200 delegates from 26 countries across the world. The Assembly participants list is given in Annex 1. This Assembly with the theme: African Philanthropy: Who is Giving and Whose Power? was launched amidst plenty of excitement and anticipation from participants.

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