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Category Archives: Capacity Building

Conversation with Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

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Supporting Women as Leaders: What Funders Should Consider The 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa offered three priority actions for harnessing the power of women: empower, educate and employ.   But what does it take to support women to become leaders in their fields and communities? What are key considerations for funders who seek to support women’s […]


Harnessing the Power of African Women: AWDF

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Member Spotlight* African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) supports local, national and regional women-led organizations across Africa. As the first pan-African grant-making foundation, AWDF envisions a world where African women have social justice, equality, and respect for their rights and it works to mobilize financial resources to achieve this vision. AWDF champions African women in several ways. They focus […]


Empowering Women: Women Fund Tanzania

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We often overlook the work of local funding organizations in Africa. They are an important part of the philanthropy landscape and their impact is making a difference in lives of their communities.  One such grantmaking organization in Tanzania is the Women Fund Tanzania.  The Women Fund Tanzania (WFT) is Tanzania’s first and only women’s rights fund.  Their […]


Philanthropy Nigeria | Get to know the Nigerian Philanthropic Sector

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According to the United Nations World Populations Aspects report, by 2050, Africa will account for the highest population increase with an additional 1.3 billion people on the continent; much of the growth in Nigeria. The report predicts Nigeria will become the world’s third largest country, one of the six nations projected to have a population of […]


TrustAfrica’s First Decade

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Member Spotlight* TrustAfrica marks its first decade in supporting political, economic and social justice in Africa.  In his latest post to the #TA10 Blog Series, Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Executive Director Tendai Murisa discusses some of the milestones for TrustAfrica and plans for the future. He also reminds us of the dangers of viewing the […]


Member Spotlight – Global Fund for Children – West Africa Knowledge Exchange

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AGAG recently talked with Pamela Pratt, Program Associate for Africa of the Global Fund for Children (GFC), about their approach to knowledge exchange and learning in their work to improve the lives of children. Q: The GFC brings the organizations you support together for knowledge exchange workshops. Tell us about the one you had in May in […]


Supporting Organizational Capacity: Finding What Works and Making the Case – PDF

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PDF – 2011 Retreat Report – The meeting explored three overarching issues facing funders supporting organizations in Africa:  What does organizational capacity mean and how to achieve it? What are the expectations and experiences of funding directly or through intermediaries? What to consider when investing in organizations when confronted with weak infrastructure? There was a clear consensus […]