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Championing Public Interest: Conversation With Umunyana Rugege of Section27

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Conversations With* Umunyana Rugege, Executive Director of Section27  AGAG Executive Director, Niamani Mutima, talks with Umunyana Rugege, Executive Director of  SECTION27, about her career and recent appointment to lead Section27 based in South Africa. Established in 2010 as the AIDS Law Project, one of the most successful post-apartheid human rights organizations, Section27 has  become a leading public interest […]


New Report – “The Africa Funding Landscape”

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Funders’ Priorities in Africa Span Multiple Issues, Populations, and Countries Funders targeting support to benefit communities in Africa represent a diverse set of grantmakers targeting a broad array of priorities, according to a new report from Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG). In fact, more than half of the survey respondents provide support for two or […]


Guest Blogs: Drought in East Africa:

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A recent report from the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) sounds the alarm about the 2.6 million Kenyans who are currently facing starvation with the number set to rise to 3 million in the next three months. The following guest blogs from the East African Children’s Fund highlights the intersectionality of climate change, education, health, […]


Exploring the Why

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The Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) organized its first “retreat” for Africa funders in 2000. Since then, AGAG’s annual convening has been an opportunity for funders working in Africa to meet each other, share information, and explore issues of common concern. In May representatives from forty grantmaking and philanthropy support organizations from five countries attended […]


Guest Blog: You Can’t Hack Trust

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Trust is the foundation on which every philanthropic relationship rests. And individual and family philanthropy is no different.  While we live in an age of disruption, instantaneous global communication and rapid solutions, some things simply cannot be achieved via short-cuts. Trust, a core element of any relationship, is one of those things which simply can […]


Women in Conservation in Africa: Conversation With Fiesta Warinwa & Didi Wamukoya

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 Conversation With * Fiesta Warinwa, Director of Policy Engagement and Didi Wamukoya, Wildlife Law Enforcement Manager, African Wildlife Foundation AGAG Executive Director, Niamani Mutima, talks with Fiesta Warinwa and Didi Wamukoya about their work with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). Established in 1961, AWF is the only wildlife conservation organization working exclusively in Africa. […]


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 […]


Strengthening African Philanthropy: Conversation With Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo

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 Conversation With * Dr. Bheki Moyo, Chair, Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment, WITS Business School, South Africa  AGAG Executive Director, Niamani Mutima, talks with Dr. Bhekinkosi “Bheki” Moyo about his research and work at the nexus of civil society, policy, and philanthropy. Dr. Moyo shared his perspective on the growth and developments […]


Survey of Africa Funders – Closing Soon

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The 2018 Survey of Funders Active in Africa was launched to capture up-to-date perspectives on the interests, strategies, and approaches of funders and grantmakers and to understand why and how they are seeking to benefit African communities. We hope to get the most comprehensive view possible, so we are inviting all funders (regardless of where […]


Building Stronger Partnerships: Conversation With EJ Jacobs

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Conversation With * EJ Jacobs,  Program Director, Nduna Foundation and author of ” The Conversation: Candid Perspectives and Advice on Fundraising Shared By Donors and Nonprofits.” Niamani Mutima, AGAG Director, talks with EJ Jacobs about his book, “The Conversation: Candid Perspectives and Advice on Fundraising Shared by Donors and Nonprofits.” They discuss his extensive interviews with […]