Saturday, December 10, 2011

Africa-Funded Philanthropies Discuss Collaborations During Lagos Meeting

Africa’s philanthropy landscape became the focus of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and World Bank-hosted convention of Africa-funded philanthropic organizations in Lagos earlier this month.

The meeting, which reviewed the priorities and programs of related foundations, had participants deliberating opportunities for specific collaborations as well as ensuring an effective enabling policy and legal framework for philanthropy at the country level.
These are unique times for Africa,” said Founder of TEF, Tony O. Elumelu.

What this convening platform will do is create a collaboration framework for the emerging class of African-funded foundations, so that together, these institutions can have the same kind of impact that organized American philanthropy has had over the last century.”
Participating philanthropic organizations included the Brenthurst Foundation, the FATE Foundation, Kagiso Trust, the Kenya Community Development Foundation and the Made-in-Africa Foundation.

Others are the Motsepe Family Foundation, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Thabo Mbeki Foundation, The Tony Elumelu Foundation and The Wellbeing Foundation.

These foundations represent a combination of those established by high net-worth Africans, political leaders, and endowed community grant-making organizations.

Read the rest of The Guardian article

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