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A Brief Overview of the U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa Report

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The U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa represents a first- ever examination of grantmaking by the nation’s foundation community specifically focused on continental Africa. Prepared by Foundation Center in cooperation with Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, this report captures all U.S. foundation funding focused on Africa, regardless of recipient location. We begin with an examination of the change […]


Solutions for Financial Inclusion: Serving Rural Women – PDF

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PDF – 2012 – This 2012 report, published by Women’s World Banking (WWB), highlights the findings of a gender research study in Uganda with low-income rural women and men with small- or medium sized farms. It sets out the specific gender-based social, cultural and legal barriers that rural women face in accessing and using financial services […]


Early Learning Innovation Fund Evaluation Final Report

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The Hewlett Foundation commissioned Management Systems International to conduct a formative evaluation of the Early Learning Innovation Fund. The Fund began in 2011 as part of the Quality Education in Developing Countries (QEDC) Initiative, a partnership between the Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This report is part of a series of […]


Groundbreaking Research Reveals Changes in Funding for Africa

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New report reveals foundation funding for Africa increased by 400% over past decade Washington, D.C —November 18, 2015. A partnership between Foundation Center and the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) has produced the first-ever overview of foundation funding specifically for continental Africa. According to new research released today by the two organizations, foundation grants targeting Africa […]


September 2015 AGAG Newsletter

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The September 2015 AGAG Newsletter highlights how philanthropy is responding in support of the range of rights issues facing communities in Africa from disability rights, to women’s rights to land rights.  Learn about the ground-breaking legal case that championed human rights and identity politics in East Africa. Read the report on the impact of Ebola […]


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 […]


August 2015 AGAG Newsletter

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The August 2015 AGAG Newsletter features commentary on the impact of youth on philanthropy and a video feature on the role of the youth vote in Nigeria’s recent elections. Learn how a funder collaborative is helping to leverage resources in education and how a new interactive map from the Foundation Center is tracking funding for […]


Alliance blog – Youth Group Energizes African grantmakers’ conference

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Niamani Mutima reflects on the energy young people brought to the recent Africa Grantmakers’ Network conference in Arusha.  In this Alliance Magazine blog she notes how the young people who attended were active participants in the discussions and proactive about the role they can and are playing in building strong communities.  “Throughout the conference young […]


Nyota Babunga on Youth, Technology and Philanthropy

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During the 2015 AGAG conference on “Generation Next: Youth Shaping Africa’s Future” we spoke with Nyota Babunga, Communications Manager for Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises (FFC) based in the Democratic Republic of Congo about her views on the impact of young people in shaping Africa’s future. FFC funds small grassroots organizations that work to defend […]


Tendai Murisa on Youth as Trailblazers

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During the 2015 AGAG conference on “Generation Next: Youth Shaping Africa’s Future” we spoke with Tendai Murisa Executive Director of TrustAfrica based in Dakar, Senegal about his views on the impact of young people in shaping Africa’s future. Q. How do you see “generation next” currently challenging conventional models of philanthropy to Africa? This is […]