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.