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How African Smallholders Could Save the Continent

In many African nations, a large family is considered an asset, even in poverty-stricken communities. One of the reasons behind this is that many families live in farming communities and need the labor that only a large family can provide. Even during times of struggle, farming households in Africa are often able to subsist. Some [...]

March 4th, 2021|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Philanthropists and Biodiversity in Africa

The African continent is known for its rich biodiversity. It is home to around a fifth of all animal and plant species known on planet Earth. Sadly, climate change is threatening this diversity. As Africa’s biodiversity is rapidly declining, the UN estimates that Africa will lose more than 50% of the birds and mammals on [...]

March 4th, 2021|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Helping the World Prepare for Possible Future Health Crises

According to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), epidemics cost the world between $570 billion and $4 trillion every year, depending on how severe the outbreaks are. Considering the economic decline currently gripping so many countries across the globe this year due to Covid, it’s easy to see why. What’s not that easy to [...]

August 12th, 2020|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Philanthropists in Africa Tackle the Renewable Energy Sector

Shell Foundation and FMO Back Green Energy Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa The African continent is super-wealthy when it comes to renewable energy sources like sun, water, and wind. While these riches are not being used to their full capacity, philanthropists in Africa are beginning to take the necessary steps to finally start shaping the continent’s [...]

January 23rd, 2020|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Do it in a Dress! And Raise Thousands

Bernardi Backlash Gets Dollars Rolling In In a fortuitous twist of fate, Senator Cory Bernardi’s condemnation of a school’s fundraising event led to an influx of donations more than 200 times its original goal. Do It In a Dress For the past six years the Do It In A Dress campaign has been run by [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Health and Happiness go Hand in Hand

Healthcare In Africa - Dangote & Gates to the Rescue Gallup’s World Happiness Report of 2017 scored most African countries poorly, with three of them ranking as the unhappiest countries in the world. According to the report Burundi, Tanzania and Central African Republic are deeply unhappy because of poor living conditions. Some of the main [...]

October 10th, 2017|Philanthropy|1 Comment

Do Multinational Corporations Bring Multiple Benefits to Developing Countries?

The role of multinational corporations (MNCs) in bringing about beneficial change is a good-news story that definitely goes under-reported. And yet the evidence is clearly apparent when we look around today’s world, paying particular attention to third-world countries. The most obvious way in which MNCs contribute positively to developing countries is probably the most straightforward [...]

June 1st, 2017|Philanthropy|92 Comments

African Donations in the News

Kenya, Africa - Donation from Turkey In Africa, donations are not only critical to social and economic development, but are also often vital to fulfilling the basic needs of the citizens of Africa. Donations that help improve Africa in areas like education and healthcare are affecting a positive impact on the future of the continent. [...]

December 19th, 2016|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Philanthropy is Not About Charity

Philanthropy is About Investing in the Future to Support Africa Guest speaker Martin Short at the African Philanthropy Forum spoke about how the power of nutrition can support Africa by creating a sustainable future for Africans – and how this can be one of the greatest philanthropic acts. How a Lack of Nutrition is Affecting [...]

November 20th, 2016|Philanthropy|0 Comments

A Turning Point in African Philanthropy

The Spirit of Ubuntu A word very dear to African hearts and very close to the African mindset is 'ubuntu'. Translated this means 'I am because you are'. The focus of this way of thinking is ensuring that everybody in the area is okay, instead of the typical nuclear family setup where every family unit [...]

January 10th, 2016|Philanthropy|0 Comments