As a research and education-focused centre, we believe in the power of a gendered narrative towards philanthropy in Africa. As we join the global community in commemorating International Women’s Month, we invite you to support events and initiatives that offer opportunities to deepen your professional and personal experience of the role of women in philanthropy.

Yours in giving,  
CAPSI Communications 

Registrations for the September 2023 intake of our Masters of Management In the field African Philanthropy are officially open. 

Our programme is ideal for professionals within the development sector, who want to further their career in either the business or social sectors. The delivery of the course is fully online, thereby making it accessible to people across the continent.

We welcome applications from students registered at African universities as well as African students registered at non-African universities, whose topic of study is on matters related to Africa. Full details of the sectors, themes of study and application conditions are available here.

Application closing date: Wednesday, 31 May 2023   
General enquiries: 

We have received numerous enquiries on the Masters in African Philanthropy programme. This is a one-year, full-time academic programme comprising of four core courses, a choice of three electives and a Research Report. It is ideal for professionals within the development sector who want to further their careers in either the business or social sectors.

Should you or a colleague be considering registering for this programme; we invite you to join us for a virtual information session where Programme Director Prof Jacob Mati and programme team members will share finer details of the course and respond to any questions that you may have. 

Pogramme brochure:
Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023 
Time: 17h00 Johannesburg time 

The Conversations on African Philanthropy podcast features leaders and game-changers whose work has enabled the development of the sector.

Our vision for this podcast is to have intergenerational conversations on African philanthropy with individuals who have walked the journey. 

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One of the frequently referenced narratives in African philanthropy is the role that women have played, particularly in how their efforts have been integral to the development of communities across the continent.

In order to meet the objectives of widening access to existing knowledge, supporting research, and enabling networks of women in philanthropy, CAPSI has launched the Women in African Philanthropy Initiative

What is equally exciting is that the launch of this initiative coincides with International Women’s Month; an exciting opportunity to reach hearts and minds in this time of global attention. We would like to invite you to lend your voice by sharing your favorite quote from a woman in African philanthropy, or by sharing your personal journey in philanthropy with us. The submissions gathered will form part of a growing body of work that his initiative will host and make accessible for knowledge development.

An offering from our Publications portfolio, the Research Report Spotlight Series is a platform for researchers and partners and the broader CAPSI community in Africa who write on new narratives of African philanthropy and social investment to discuss their findings in their field of specialisation with a community of practitioners and academics who have an engaged interest in the topic. 

This platform will offer a glimpse into the expressions of philanthropic forms, types, and practices across the continent, with research and findings that will cover topics such as High Net-Worth Individuals, Social Investment and Philanthropic Foundations, as well as philanthropic activity in selected countries. This is the beginning of the journey towards further interpreting the philanthropic landscape in Africa, and we would love you to join us.
Date: Thursday, 30 February 2023 
Time: 14h00 Johannesburg time

The Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy hosted a conversation with African philanthropist Tony Elumemi where he reflected on how the Tony Elumelu Foundation is transforming philanthropy and entrepreneurship across the African continent.

Ese Emerhi from Alliance Magazine features Sarah Mukasa, the Deputy Director of Open Society Africa about the strengths and gaps in Africa’s philanthropic infrastructure, defining African philanthropy, and why trust matters when it comes to philanthropy.