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CivSource–Africa is an independent non-profit advisory organization 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.
The third annual Human Rights Convention organized by Chapter Four Uganda happened on 9th May, 2019. The overall theme of this year’s gathering was ‘Citizen Participation in Governance and Rule of Law’ and it brought together a number of partners that included Diakonia, Centre for Public Analysis (CEPA), CivSource Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Uganda, Akina Mama wa Africa, Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA) and Embassy of Sweden in Uganda. More
Refining the practice and footprint of philanthropy for effective civic engagement in Africa
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The new draft law still prohibits foreign organisations from using their headquarters for “unauthorised activities”, without specifics, according to a version of the amended law in local media. NGOs are also barred from transferring or receiving funds from persons or entities, other than predetermined sources, without official approval. More
To begin with, charitable giving is an expression of freedom. The generosity of the American people is grounded in our respect for the individual, for voluntary associations, and for the can-do spirit of citizens who step up to solve problems without waiting for government. And a vigorous private sector generates the wealth, income, and creativity that makes philanthropy possible. More
The East Africa Philanthropy Conference is a two-day event that brings together philanthropy leaders, practitioners, government and businesses and academia from within and outside of East Africa to explore local and global perspectives of practices and innovations in philanthropy, learn and network. More
Business mogul, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu has shared what inspired him to start up his philanthropy foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Speaking with a journalist at the just concluded Bahrain Economic Development Conference, Mr. Elumelu gave insight on how his philanthropy journey all started. More
On Tuesday, June 11th, various African Philanthropic network organizations including the East Africa Philanthropy Network, African Philanthropy Forum, African Youth Philanthropy Network, the Aga Khan Foundation, African Philanthropy Network, WINGS, SDG Philanthropy Platform and the Philanthropy Leadership Network, hosted a Twitter chat titled: #LiftUpPhilanthropy – how Africa is lifting up philanthropy. More
If you want to achieve dramatic impact in philanthropy you need to know where you’re going, you need to get there, and you need to know if and when to change direction or find better routes along the way. Here are three conditions to remember: More
The question that drives my research as the Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis is how we can create more generous societies, defined as societies where people care for each other and want to contribute to the public good, rather than take from it. More