Where Philanthropy and Civil Society Meet

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Our Identity

CivSource–Africa is an independent Advisory Firm that seeks to refine the practice and footprint of philanthropy in Africa, for authentic civic engagement. We are pioneers in the space where philanthropy and civil society meet and seek to foster an environment that nurtures mutually beneficial relationships and stewardship of entrusted resources. We provide thought leadership on strategic financing models for effective philanthropy and civic engagement. We also facilitate open and informed conversations pertaining to philanthropic giving and civil society organizations.


Is short for civil society. Funding civil society strengthens their human rights work as critical partners in advancing good governance and development. Civ also ensures that our focus and that of funders remains the people and not the money.


We are a source of information and advice to funders on a spectrum of issues such as human rights, socio-political context, and other areas. To civil society we are a source of support to advance their potential.   


Is the way we define the geographical, cultural and ideological space within which we operate, and it also speaks to our roots and grounding in our continent. 

Our work

The September 2018 Human Rights and Political Economy Tracker is out

One of the key products of our work is a Bi-weekly Human Rights and Political Economy Tracker. The purpose of this Tracker is to provide CivSource Africa partners, allies and other stakeholders with a keen interest in Uganda and the region with regular and consistent information on the key issues within our scope and their implications for civil society work. We cover Civil liberties, Socio-economic, women and minority rights, political economy, security and access to justice.

Read here the September 2018 Tracker

Our First anniversary!

Where does time go? One year ago, on October 1st 2017, CivSource Africa was officially opened for business. Looking back, it’s been an amazing journey full of its fair share of ups and downs. More

CivSource Africa to hold a parallel session during Women’s Week

On October 25th during the 4th Annual National Women’s Week, CivSource Africa will host a session on “Supporting Movement Building in Uganda: Experiences & Reflections from Development partners and NGO leaders” more

Transitions And Succession Planning In NGOs

On July 24th, we convened a session on transitions and succession planning in NGOs. The convening was premised on the challenges we have seen working with partners over the years. More


Refining the practice and footprint of philanthropy for effective civic engagement in Africa

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