APF Review: December 2015

Feature Article

Africa Plans Renewable Energy Drive That Could Make Continent World’s Cleanest

An Africa-wide mega-scale initiative backed by all African heads of state should see the continent greatly increase its renewable energy over the next 15 years.

The African Renewable Energy Initiative (Arei) plans to develop at least 10 GW of new renewable energy generation capacity by 2020, and at least 300 GW by 2030, potentially making the continent the cleanest in the world. Read More…


Events from APF, Our Members and Our Community

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2016 Global Philanthropy Forum Conference
April 4–6, Hotel Sofitel
Redwood City, CA

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Save the Date: 2016 African Philanthropy Forum Conference
October 17–18, Rabat, Morocco
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Talks & Videos

A Collection of Videos from the APF Library

Why Give: Strive Masiyiwa, Founder, Higher Life Foundation

How can family support make philanthropy more effective? Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Wireless and Founder of the Higher Life Foundation, draws upon his experience in business and entrepreneurship to create strategic solutions that will have greater impact on communities. Watch Now…

Why Give: Mamphela Ramphele, Activist, Medical Doctor and Politician

What does philanthropy look like when it includes all community stakeholders? Mamphela Ramphele draws upon her experience as an international leader to reframe how we think about giving and investing in people. Watch Now…

Philanthropy in the News

Summaries of Top News Related to Strategic Philanthropy in Africa

Safaricom Limited and Kcb Foundation Join Acumen in Supporting East Africa’s Emerging Social Leaders
Acumen, December 8, 2015

Safaricom Limited and the KCB Foundation have partnered with Acumen to advance the Acumen East Africa Fellowship, a leadership development program that equips emerging social leaders in East Africa with the skills, knowledge and moral imagination to drive social change in their communities. The two institutions have jointly committed $1 million to Acumen as part of a three-year partnership to catalyze the development of the region’s bright minds and big thinkers dedicated to tackling the problems of poverty. Read More…

Overcoming Crisis After Crisis: The Story of Keroche Breweries
How We Made it in Africa, December 7, 2015

For Kenyan entrepreneur Tabitha Karanja, the last 18 years have been a roller coaster ride. The CEO of Keroche Breweries, Kenya’s first large brewery owned by a non-multinational company, emerged from near obscurity in the agricultural town of Naivasha to become one of the most accomplished business people on the continent. Read More…

Is Africa Hiding the Next Mark Zuckerberg? The Future of Tech
Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2015

Zuckerberg is undoubtedly brilliant. But what if he had been born into a working-class family in Nigeria or Kenya? Would Facebook exist? Would the social-media revolution have unfolded in the same way? It’s impossible to know. But for too long, much of the world’s talent has been shut out of the global economy. In the future, raw ability will be more important than the circumstances of one’s birth, reinforcing this fundamental truth: Brilliance and talent are evenly distributed, opportunity is not. Read More…

Fred Swaniker’s Plan to Build 25 ‘World-Class’ Universities in Africa
How We Made it in Africa, December 3, 2015

Fred Swaniker, the founder of the African Leadership Network (ALN), has plans to launch 25 world-class, African-focused universities in the next 25 to 30 years, which he estimates will be educating around 250,000 people at any given time. Read More…

Tony Elumelu Set to Empower Africa’s Next 1000 Entrepreneurs
Ventures Africa, December 2, 2015

Serial entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu, personally committed $100 million to empower African entrepreneurs through the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.The vision of this project is to identify and help grow 10,000 start-ups and young businesses from across Africa over the next 10 years, targeting the creation of 1,000,000 new jobs and $10 billion in annual revenues. Read More…

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