Challenging orthodoxies in economic thinking in Africa
TrustAfrica (TA) and the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) are pleased to announce a three-day convening on Challenging Orthodoxies in Economic Thinking in Africa: Exploring Alternatives. The convening, which is supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
TrustAfrica, is excited the be part of this inaugural event and would like to invite you to make sure you register to join important discussions on pivoting our support as a global community to community-solutions in response to some of our most pressing challenges.
While 2021 may feel like a continuation of 2020, there is something significant about marking the start of a new year. As we get into our programming rhythm in the new year, we would like to reach out to you with an update.
TrustAfrica Foundation and V6 CO Online Medical Supplies have collaborated to provide much-needed relief to healthcare workers in Senegal as part of their contribution to the concerted efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The original strategic approach of the Trust in 2017 was a focus on supporting local community-based organizations to implement projects in any of the seven thematic funding areas of the Trust. Read the report here>>
It is hard to believe 5 months have passed since the world was turned upside down. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to rage across the world, we at TrustAfrica continue to find ways to respond. In April 2020, we launched a COVID-19 Africa Solidarity Fund to support emergency responses across Africa in the face of this new virus. Through the catalytic support of this fund we havecontributed to the protection of the health of informal sector workers in Zimbabwe, the protection of women against GBV during nationwide lockdowns in West Africa, and provided relief funds for local communities to develop contextually relevant responses such as collective purchasing of goods, community gardens and more.
We, the Parliamentarians, Human Rights Defenders and the Academia, representing around 260 million people in the world discriminated on the basis of work and descent (DWD), have gathered together from 15 countries in different continents in virtual conference on 14 September, 2020.
Grantmaking for the Kiisi Trust officially began in early 2018, after the inaugural Advisory Council gave their first grant recommendations to the Board of Trustees in December 2017. Currently, the Kiisi Trust gives out small grants of less than $10,000 in 7 thematic areas (peacebuilding, health, education/ adult literacy, youth skills development/ SME support, women’s programs, agriculture/ environmental rights, and governance/voice/ accountability).
COVID-19 has reminded us that the fight against poverty and marginalization must be taken up with renewed vigor in Africa and globally. This is a call we should not ignore. Our collective immunity saves the world.
TrustAfrica is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved a grant of US$20,000.00 to the Southern Africa Research and Documentation Center (SARDC) in order to provide support for Phase V of the "Illicit Financial Flows Observatory for Africa” project.