Summary: Resilient Urban Communities Johannesburg Convening
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Summary: Resilient Urban Communities Johannesburg Convening

The Resilient Urban Communities (RUC) project exemplifies how collaboration can enable comprehensive and thoughtful research for development efforts. Recently, our Centre hosted the project’s convening in Johannesburg, South Africa, where we were joined by researchers, PhD students, social development practitioners, and other stakeholders.   The theme of this convening was “Social enterprises and non-profits as…

Reflections as Visiting Scholar

Reflections as Visiting Scholar

Through an ongoing partnership with Wits Business School (WBS) and the Canadian based Carleton University, the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) has offered a joint elective on Philanthropy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a faculty exchange programme with Carleton’s Masters in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership (MPNL) programme. This partnership commenced in…

Developing a Hub of resources and insights

Part of our founding visions is to provide students, academics and practitioners with data and knowledge on the landscape of philanthropy in Africa, that is contextual, structured and of value is one of the objectives of the Centre.   To achieve this, our team began the work of conceptualising a Knowledge Hub that will support…

Women in African Philanthropy Initiative

Playlist 6 Videos Jenny Hodgson Lerato Mashianoke Halima Mahomed Bongi Njobe Barbara Ibrahim Thandi Makhubele Women and women-led organisations continue to make a positive impact in underdeveloped communities, however women’s contributions are frequently overlooked, particularly those at the grassroots level that strive to raise critical funds and resources to improve their communities.   In response…

Research Report Spotlight Series

During the month of March, our Research and Publications portfolios launched the Research Report Spotlight Series. This is a platform for researchers and the broader academic community who write about new narratives of African philanthropy and social investment to unpack the findings of their research and interact with a community of practitioners and academics who have…

Meet some of our Associate Researchers

asabea ahwireng-Obeng Emmanuel Kumi Arsène Brice Bado Asabea Ahwireng-Obeng Asabea is a Finance and Investment scholar, with special interest in Bond Markets in emerging countries on the continent. This was the focus of her PhD research which she successfully defended at Wits University in 2016.   How did your association with the Centre start? “My…

Increasing SADC’s Resource Mobilisation capability

Between April and May 2022, we partnered with GiZ Southern Africa Regional Office as part of their Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Vision 2050 intervention which is operationalised through a Revised Indicative Regional Strategic Development Plan (RISDP).   Our partnership provided senior financial and non-financial practitioners working in national departments with data-based knowledge which they…

Equipping a new generation of students in philanthropy

One of our priorities is to widen the understanding of African Philanthropy, while equipping the next generation of academics in the field. To enable this, we offer specialist postgraduate programmes and short courses on philanthropy and social investment. Our degrees and courses are conferred by the University of the Witwatersrand and we are proud to…