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Category Archives: Data

Funding for HIV in Africa

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Guest Blog Spotlight on HIV-related philanthropy in Africa by Sarah Hamilton, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) In partnership with the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, Funders Concerned About AIDS  has created a new infographic to spotlight the scope of 2017 philanthropy disbursed for HIV-related efforts in Africa. We believe such tools are key to helping private […]


Funding for Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Data in Dialogue: Sub-Saharan Africa By Rachel Thomas, Director of Research Initiatives at Human Rights Funders Network. This post was originally published on the Human Right Funders Network website on June 25, 2018 Almost half of the human rights funding for Sub-Saharan Africa is awarded to organizations outside the region.[i] Jeanne Elone of TrustAfrica is surprised and […]


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 […]


Global Hunger Index: Africa Report – PDF – 2016

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PDF – 2016 –The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) has collaborated with the International Food Policy Research Institute  (IFPRI), Regional Strategic Analysis Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS), Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe in launching the Global Hunger Index (GHI): Africa Report. This report illustrates a multidimensional measure of global hunger which IFPRI has tracked for the past 11 years. Tracking the state of hunger across Africa […]


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 […]


Rural Women: Powerful Agents of Change

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Member Spotlight* The New Field Foundation partners with rural women’s organizations to create change that benefits their communities.   New Field works with its partners to document progress, capture stories and collect data.  They have created a number of publications to share their learnings. New Field  also supports their partners to publish their findings on issues […]


A Breakdown of the Distribution of U.S. Foundation Funding by African Recipients

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Within the U.S. Foundation Funding of Africa report, we provide an infographic illustrating which countries in Africa received how much funding from U.S. based foundations.  Overall, approximately $1.5 billion dollars were funded to Africa. The top 5 recipients being Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia and Senegal. On the opposite end of the list lives Gabon, […]


Foundation Funding By Geographic Focus

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The U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa report focuses on many aspects of foundation funding for Africa with a large focus on where money was given geographically.   In 2012, just over one-quarter of foundation giving for Africa targeted organizations headquartered in 36 of the 54 countries on the continent, led by the Kenya-based African Agricultural […]


Death & Dying in the Eastern Cape: An Investigation into the Collapse of a Health System – PDF

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PDF – 2015 – This special report of the TAC/Section27 NSP Review has been researched and written because throughout 2012 and 2013 awareness of the scale of the health system crisis in the Eastern Cape and its adverse impact on patients and health providers. This is not a report of statistics and numbers, but of […]