African Youth in Philanthropy and the AGN Conference

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.

PLE on Local Cultures of Giving: Old Traditions, Current Contexts, and Emerging Trends

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.

Applications open for Leadership for Change programme

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.