TrustAfrica and its partner organizations will host the second African Philanthropy Conference (virtual) from 3rd to 5th August. The theme of the conference is "Surviving COVID19 – The Role of African Philanthropy". As part of the Conference program, TrustAfrica would host two sessions and give special recognition to our Senior Brother, Colleague, and friend, Dr. Akwasi Aidoo, and celebrate his remarkable contribution to advancing African philanthropy and his contribution to the continent's development.
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Performance Music: Baba Maal
On June 1st, we were delighted to receive in our Dakar Office His Excellency Ahmet Kavas, Ambassador of Turkey to Senegal.
This courtesy and working visit, which went very well, allowed the Ambassador to be introduced to TrustAfrica. The team had very good discussions with his excellency around the cooperation between think tanks, African foundations and the republic of Turkey. The Executive Director of TrustAfrica, Dr. Ebrima Sall, expressed his pleasure to receive such a distinguished visitor. A pleasure shared by all its employees.
On 15 June 2021 TrustAfrica Board Trustee Sibongile Mkhabela – known to us at TrustAfrica as “Bongi” - was bestowed by the President of the French Republic through the French Embassy in South Africa, Pretoria the “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” which in English translates as the “National Order of Merit”. The honor is accorded for a minimum of 10 years of distinguished public service in military or civil achievements. We congratulate Bongi on this acknowledgment of her service par excellence over the decades and share with you our own tribute which was shared during the ceremony here. To watch the full ceremony, watch the Embassy of France, South Africa livestream here.
TrustAfrica, together with their consortium partner Solidaridad West Africa will launch the RECLAIM Sustainability! programme in West Africa on the 30th of July 2021. The West Africa project launch will be held in Accra, Ghana from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm GMT.
With this programme, we strive to foster genuine and inclusive sustainability in global value chains, where the voices of farmers, miners, workers, and citizens are represented in decision making, and civil society is strengthened. We advocate for sustainable use of natural resources, decent work, fair value distribution, gender and social inclusion, and sustainable consumption.
3-5 August 2021
TrustAfrica, in partnership with the African Philanthropy Forum (APF), the Centre for African Philanthropy and Social Investments (CAPSI) at the Wits Business School, the Southern Africa Trust (SAT), the African Philanthropy Network and the Harvard University's Centre for African Studies, will be hosting the African Philanthropy Conference to be held under the theme "Surviving COVID19 – The Role of African Philanthropy" from the 3rd to 5th of August 2021. The Conference will focus on:
Meet Omotade Akin Aina - affectionately known to his colleagues as “Tade”. Tade just finished his final term as a Trustee of the TrustAfrica Board during our last Board meeting in May. We only thought it appropriate to share his illustrious track record with you as we the bid farewell to Tade in his official capacity as Board Trustee and welcome him into the TrustAfrica Diaspora family! It has been a delight and honor to have you walk alongside us for the past 9 years and look forward to continued collaboration as we work together to shape the future we want for Africa. Godspeed Tade! We’ll see you at family reunions!
For over 10 years now, TrustAfrica has joined with philanthropic partners who espouse the meaning of solidarity in setting up and running Zimbabwe Alliance as a collaborative funder-civil society framework supporting work towards democratization in Zimbabwe. Schooner Foundation was inspirational in the naming of the initiative and Wallace Global Fund has proven a steadfast partner in exploring the opportunities for advancing democratic participation and contributing to a vibrant civic space in Zimbabwe. Other partners such as IDEX now known as Thousand Currents, American Jewish World Service, and many others have joined at different stages, but these two have demonstrated what we call a solidarity partnership. In 2011, ZimAlliance supported technical expertise to support the landmark Constitution making process in Zimbabwe, which eventually gained support through a national referendum in 2013. Since then, ZimAlliance has supported electoral monitoring processes using the Africa-based Ushaidi platform developed in Kenya; seed funded several of the most prominent civic organizations operating in Zimbabwe today; and developed an emergency response fund to support human rights defenders at risk in Zimbabwe.
Le procès et la condamnation en 2015-2016 de l’ancien président du Tchad, M. Hisséne Habré ont été salués comme une étape importante pour la justice en Afrique. Survenant à un moment où l’Afrique entretenait des relations conflictuelles avec la Cour Pénale Internationale, la décision de l’Union Africaine (UA) d’établir une juridiction pénale hybride pour juger un ancien chef d’Etat a été un exemple historique de leadership dans la promotion de la responsabilité des crimes internationaux au niveau régional. Elle démontre, la volonté de l’organisation régionale de lutter contre l’impunité des crimes internationaux en Afrique.
Le travail en collaboration est au cœur de nos approches à TrustAfrica. D'après notre expérience, la collaboration signifie gérer un ensemble complexe de relations avec des groupes partageant les mêmes idées et travaillant ensemble pour atteindre des objectifs communs. Souvent, cela nous a amené à travailler dans le cadre de consortiums, réseaux, groupes d'apprentissage, communautés de pratique, alliances stratégiques, partenariats et coalitions. Pour nous, les collaborations ont permis l'innovation et ont servi de moyen d'accroître l'impact collectif en s'attaquant à certains des défis de développement les plus complexes du continent.