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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 […]


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 […]


2018 Conference Highlights

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Disrupting Silos, Connecting Conversations, Creating Impact Representatives of funding organizations from Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States attended the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) 2018 Annual Conference in April. Discussion focused on approaches to leveraging philanthropy to benefit African communities and building closer ties between those working in philanthropy based […]


Health in Africa: Developing Drugs for Neglected Diseases

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Webinar* Conversation with Dr. Monique Wasunna and Stephanie Davies May 17, 2018 9:30 am -11:00 am EST Please note that you can join the webinar via the internet or using local numbers for the following countries: Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, and the United States.  REGISTER FOR WEBINAR HERE* Neglected diseases such […]


Report Highlight: Why Africa Matters To US National Security

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.   Why Africa Matters to US National Security, written by Grant T. Harris, outlines why the persistent misconception that Africa is irrelevant to U.S. national security is “dangerous” and that “serious engagement in Africa is needed.”  Harris was former Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council.  Among […]


Being a Foundation Program Officer

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The recent report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success speaks to the important role of program staff in the relationship between the funder and the organizations they support.  In this blog post,  Vuyiswa Sidzumo shares her perspective on the challenges and rewards in working as part […]