The official launch of the Pan-African and Feminists Philanthropies


The official launch of the Pan-African and Feminists Philanthropies Initiative Venue: Inter Luxury Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Date: 6th June 2023 

EMBARGO: Immediate  Release
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TrustAfrica and Urgent Action Fund-Africa, in partnership with the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa – CoDA have the distinct pleasure of announcing the official launch of the Pan-African and Feminist Philanthropies Initiative. The high-level launch is scheduled for the 6th of June 2023 at the Inter Luxury Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Pan-African and Feminist Philanthropies initiative 

In July 2022, several actors in the philanthropic sector convened in Naivasha, Kenya, to  brainstorm and deliberate on ways to reimagine the transformational agenda for pan-African  and Feminist Philanthropy. This gathering nurtured an emerging collective of 50 leading pan African and feminist activists committed to advancing the political vision, discourse and  practice around pan-African and Feminist philanthropies grounded in solidarity, mutuality, and  collective humanity embedded in African wisdom and agency.  

The initiative is a deliberate aim to mobilise massive new resources for pan-African and  feminist philanthropic work on the continent, which will be given in novel and transformative  ways. Philanthropy is a significant source of funding for our continent’s development and  transformation. One key goal is to strengthen the organic and formal ecosystems of pan-African  and feminist philanthropies based on mutuality, self-determination, and agency, through shared  infrastructure and mechanisms that support, connect, and strengthen local constituencies and  movements. In the first year, we will establish a pan-African and feminist endowment with a  $25,000,000 end-of-year goal, with contributions from a diverse range of existing and new  individuals and institutional funders. Our goal for the next five years is to raise $500,000,000  and one billion dollars in the next ten years. 

About TrustAfrica

TrustAfrica is a pan- African foundation established in 2006 that seeks to strengthen initiatives  that address the most difficult challenges confronting the continent and is focused on three  critical areas: Democracy and Governance, Equitable Development and Economic Justice, and  African Philanthropy.  

About Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) 

UAF-Africa is a feminist, pan-African, rapid response Fund committed to transforming power  relations through resourcing African feminists and womn’s human rights defenders and their  formations as an act of solidarity. UAF-Africa’s rapid response grant-making mechanism  enables her to support unanticipated, time-sensitive, innovative, and unique initiatives that  promote women’s agency in democratic governance, economic, environmental and climate  justice, conflict transformation, and justice-oriented processes while protecting women’s  integrity and rights. 

About The Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA)  

CoDA is a new initiative which has been established as a joint venture of the African Union  Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Economic Commission  for Africa (ECA). It is an independent forum for free discussion among State and non-State  actors.  

For Media inquiries, please contact:  

1) Abdarahmane Wone  

Communications Officer, TrustAfrica 

Tel/WhatsApp: +221779538466 

2) Rachel Kalera-Mhango,  

Communications & Media Engagement Senior Programme Officer UAF-AFRICA Tel: +254 20 2301 740 | +265 880673313E-mail:

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