African Philanthropy

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African Philanthropy

Philanthropic Responses to Covid-19 and Development Goals in Africa

9781803927862 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Bhekinkosi Moyo, Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment, Wits Business School, Mzukisi Qobo and Nomfundo Ngwenya, Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Publication Date: March 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 786 2 Extent: c 244 pp
Opening novel avenues of knowledge in the study of African philanthropy and development, this incisive book provides a critical assessment of philanthropic responses during crisis and non-crisis periods. It explores how collaboration between multilateral institutions and philanthropic organisations during a crisis can be harnessed and replicated to address the continent’s developmental challenges during non-crisis periods.

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Opening novel avenues of knowledge in the study of African philanthropy and development, this incisive book provides a critical assessment of philanthropic responses during crisis and non-crisis periods. It explores how collaboration between multilateral institutions and philanthropic organisations during a crisis can be harnessed and replicated to address the continent’s developmental challenges during non-crisis periods.

Combining empirical insights with cutting edge theory, this forward-thinking book investigates the activities of high-net worth individuals, foundations, and corporate actors working with governments to create shared value. Through individual case studies and comparative analyses across diverse sectors and geographies, chapters demonstrate how shared value is crucial to building resilience in societies through philanthropy. The book ultimately makes a call for deeper and more meaningful forms of collaboration among the key actors in society: governments, the private sector, high-net worth individuals, and multilateral institutions.

This highly innovative book will be an essential resource for researchers and academics interested in development studies, the sociology of organisations, and social policy in developing countries. Its empirical grounding will also inform policy responses in crisis and non-crisis periods.
Critical Acclaim
‘African Philanthropy now leads the field in advancing our understanding of the dynamics of philanthropy in Africa. This exceptional study has both theoretical power and exceptionally valuable case studies, and its focus on the impact of Covid-19 on African philanthropy and civil society is an especially valuable contribution. Scholars, activists, practitioners and academic libraries will find this an invaluable resource to understanding the rapidly changing face of philanthropy and civil society in Africa.’
– Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

‘This innovative book showcases the amazing strength of Africans to take responsibility for their own development challenge through giving, apart from external largesse. It's a great opportunity to expand African philanthropy as an academic discipline and also a development model. It also highlights how indispensable non-state actors are in African development.’
– Hany Besada, United Nations University-Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, Ghana

‘Philanthropy has always played a significant role in improving human wellbeing and advancing social change. In Africa, attention has predominantly focused on the role of external philanthropy. In this volume the authors track and document the incredible transformation in African philanthropy over the last two decades. They draw much needed attention to the architecture of African philanthropy and the increasingly important role of African philanthropy on the continent.’
– Gyude Moore, Center for Global Development
Contributors
Contributors include: Faten Aggad, Frederick Beckley, Fred Carden, Oswald Jumira, Geci Karuri-Sebina, Emmanuel Kumi, Jacob Mwathi Mati, Rebecca Mhere, Keratiloe Mogotsi, Shauna Mottiar, Bhekinkosi Moyo, Tendai Murisa, Nomfundo Ngwenya, Wycliffe Nduga Ouma, Mzukisi Qobo, Katiana Sandra Ramsamy
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction: African philanthropic responses in times of crisis 1
Bhekinkosi Moyo, Mzukisi Qobo and Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya
2 African philanthropy prior to the Covid-19 pandemic:
types, trends and effectiveness in responding to Africa’s
developmental needs 7
Jacob Mwathi Mati
3 The role of philanthropy in supporting development
through African multilateral institutions in crisis and
non-crisis periods 22
Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya
4 The impact of Covid-19 on civil society organisations in Africa 38
Keratiloe Mogotsi, Wycliffe Nduga Ouma, and Bhekinkosi Moyo
5 When Covid-19 meets philanthropy: the role of African
philanthropy in addressing the socio-economic impact of
Covid-19 in Ghana 55
Emmanuel Kumi
6 ‘Steering’ or ‘freeing’ civil society? Philanthropy towards
social justice campaigns in South Africa during Covid-19 73
Shauna Mottiar
7 Digital solutions and philanthropy: improving
coordination between philanthropists, governments, and
non-state actors in Africa 86
Oswald Jumira
8 Comparative multilateral philanthropy: the cases of the
European Union Commission and the Asian Development
Bank on crisis and non-crisis philanthropic engagements 104
Faten Aggad
9 Corporate philanthropy and regional multilateral
institutions in Africa 123
Rebecca Mhere
10 Improving coordination between multilateral institutions
and philanthropists: a view from high-net worth individuals 142
Tendai Murisa
11 Challenges and opportunities for improving coordination
between multilateral institutions and philanthropists:
a view from charitable foundations 164
Geci Karuri-Sebina, Fred Carden and Frederick Beckley
12 Orienting philanthropy towards regional solutions 178
Bhekinkosi Moyo and Katiana Sandra Ramsamy
13 Conclusion 194
Bhekinkosi Moyo, Mzukisi Qobo and Nomfundo Xenia
Ngwenya

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