AGN's work at a glance

AGN adresses the weakening of the civic sphere and the relationship between state and non-state actors in the field of philanthropy in Africa. It works to develop the organizational, communication, fundraising, and leadership capacities of African philanthropic institutions. Thrrough strategic internevtions, AGN enhances the ability of African citizens to contribute more effectively to African development as well as their self-development.

Every two years, we hold bi-annual assemblies, deliberately designed to offer an opportunity to amplify the African Voice by providing a compelling environment for grantmakers and social investors to probe and debate ways of transforming the African Community. Each Assembly elicits key facets for growing African Philanthropy by probing a diverse terrain aimed at identifying new trends, showcase emerging practices and innovations and in turn, craft a shared agenda to build the field in a changing context.

We have set out to get the African philanthropy organisations to recognise that creating social groups in the community, with more access to a philanthropic support base, is more likely to increase the chances of enabling community participation in the development agenda, rather than maintaining community as passive recipients of philanthropic support. We all know about the foreseeable positive impact from community participation, in that the array of diverse community assets to be tapped will allow the negation of poverty, inequality and social exclusion.

News and Opportunities

Speaker Profile: Graca Machel
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2015  
Speaker Profile: Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2015  
Speaker Profile: Bisi Adeleye - Fayemi
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2015  
Speaker Profile: HRH Sylvia Nagginda
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2015  
Speaker Profile: Leymah Gbowee
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2015  
6 Reasons why you should be in Arusha on 1-3 July for the African Grantmakers Ne
Date Posted: 15-Jun-2015