On the 6th of December 2021, APN had its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM), through it APN is delighted to inform you/the public that the AGM approved the recruitment of 14 new members from 11 countries across Africa that are; the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This is the first time ever for APN to recruit such a large number of members in a year since the begging of its operation. To date, the network has a total of 53 Members (50 from Africa, 1, from Belgium, 1 from the United Kingdom, and 1 from the United States of America (USA).
Professor Damian Ugwutikiri Ọpata is a 76-year-old traditionalist, as well as a retired Professor of English and Literary Studies in the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Writing about him in the book “Coloniality of Knowledge in Africa: Essays in Honour of Professor Damian Ugwutikiri Ọpata”, Professor Chielozona Eze, a Professor of Africana Studies Northeastern Illinois University said, “Professor Damian Opata is one of Africa’s homegrown theorists who remind us of the structures of European theories about Africa. He alerted us in his own unique way that what the European colonizers foisted on Africans is only the European view of the world… Professor Opata is a theorist of coloniality.”
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.
The Synthesis of Existing Assessments of the Legal Environment for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Philanthropic Support Organizations (PSO) in Mozambique
This is the report for the consultancy on the Assessments of the Legal Environment for Civil Society Actors including Philanthropic Support Organizations in Mozambique. This report is one of the key deliverables to be shared with the project management.
The Legal Environment For Civil Society Actors Including Philanthropic Support Organizations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
This research focuses on the legal environment for Civil Society Actors (CSAs) in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This research was conducted in a period of great repression against Palestinian civil society organizations and the rights to peaceful gathering and freedom of speech which are a prerequisite for a strong and vibrant civil society. Bisan center which is conducting this research has been targeted by these attacks as in early Thursday 07/29/2021, Israeli occupation forces raided the headquarters of Bisan Center for Research and development, vandalizing offices, breaking the main entrance door, and shattering the doors of offices inside the center, they also rummaged the center and stole office owned equipment and devices. The occupation’s increasing shrinking space for Palestinian CSOs and disregard for CSO rights and jurisdictions has become a routine, and with no official protection of CSOs, the entirety of the Palestinian civil society has become permissible for occupation forces to harass and delegitimize.