This month marks the end of Caroline Hartnell’s tenure at Alliance magazine, and it brings us great pleasure to highlight her outstanding contributions to WINGS and to the field of philanthropy with a few words from our members and partners.
The African Grantmakers Network (AGN) held its third Biennial Assembly in Arusha in July. Themed “Philanthropy in Africa 2015 – People, Policy and Practice”, it brought together leaders in the field to discuss actions that will contribute to and sustain the growth of African economies. The program focused on incorporating contributions from by critical constituencies such as women and youth. Article by Ashleigh Davids.
As a follow up to our Local Cultures of Giving Peer Learning Event in Johannesburg, Shelagh Gastrow (Inyathelo) has compiled a list of resources on philanthropy in Africa — now included in the downloadable PLE report.
WINGS, in partnership with Southern Africa Trust and Southern Africa Community Grantmakers Leadership Forum, hosted a Peer Learning Event (PLE) on local cultures of giving in Johannesburg in November. The main purpose of the event was to bring awareness of the need to reveal trends and document stories, old and new, from all regions in the effort of creating a truly global philanthropy enriched with diversity. To expand the scope of the PLE, WINGS is hosting a new members-only Local Cultures of Giving forum online.
The forum was attended by 30 participants representing various cross border associations from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. A position statement was adopted at the forum outlining policy proposals and addressing the challenges faced by women in trade.
The Southern Africa Trust’s invites applications for the second cycle of its Leadership for Change programme. The programme will run over a two-year period starting in September 2013, and will include four focus sessions each lasting one week. A maximum of fifteen (15) successful applicants will be selected from all southern African countries.
The Trust is looking to appoint a dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, well networked, and naturally talented deputy executive director with highly developed and proven strategic acumen to take executive responsibility for a large part of the Trust’s grantmaking, programme, operations, organizational representation, and other high level functions.
Have you done something great? Shout about it. Nominations for the 2013 Drivers of Change awards are now open. Nominate individuals, organisations or government agencies that demonstrate innovation and leadership to overcome poverty in southern Africa.
SayXchange 2013 will give 30 young people from different countries in the region the opportunity to volunteer in community development projects in Zambia, South Africa, Malawi or Mozambique. Closing date for applications is 10 June.