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Author Mahomed, Halima.

Title Claiming Agency : Reflecting on TrustAfrica?s First Decade.

Published Weaver Press, 2016-10-06 00:00:00.0.


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Physical description 1 online resource (157)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Contributors; Preface; 1. African Agency at Work; Halima Mahomed and Elizabeth Coleman; Why this book now?; A different kind of philanthropy; Power, agency and African money; What does African agency look like?; A seat at the table; References; 2. How To Make Societies Thrive: The role of African Philanthropy; Introduction; Local agency and African philanthropy frame; State of philanthropy in Africa and African philanthropy; Social cohesion and individual empowerment; Civil society strengthening and movement building.
Government and philanthropy nexusWither African philanthropy?; References; 3. African Agency in Contested Contexts: A reflection on Trust Africa's work in internationalcriminal justice; Introduction; A history of the notion of African agency; African agency as improving the lot of Africans; Beyond responsibility: African agency as accountability; African agency without African money?; An overview of the ICJ Fund; A fiery baptism in 2012; Scoping studies as knowledge from the periphery; Principles of a nuanced and evolving grants policy; Peer learning; The basket fund principle.
Certain attributes of the ICJ FundAfrican identity versus African money; Bridging NGO-academy, NGO-state dichotomies; Opportunities for the future; Conclusion; References; 4. A Grounded Approach to Philanthropy: Strengthening civil society in Liberia and Zimbabwe; Introduction; The Liberian Civil Society Initiative; The Zimbabwe Alliance; Process is critical to impact: The value add of the Liberian Civil Society Initiative and the Zimbabwe Alliance; Critical challenges and recommendations; Concluding remarks; References.
5. Movement Building to Promote African Voices: Trust Africa's support to stop illicit financial flows from AfricaIntroduction; A conceptual look at illicit financial flows; Exposing the rot: the emergence of a movement; Strengthening the African knowledge base; Challenging dominant narratives; Convening dialogues and connecting different actors; Citizen mobilisation and policymaker engagement; Reflections on missed opportunities; Conclusion; References; 6. Opening up the Policy Process: TrustAfrica's work to include the voices of smallholder farmers; Introduction; Agency in agriculture.
TrustAfrica's work in agricultural advocacyChallenges and lessons learnt; Towards an effective framework for agriculture policy advocacy; Conclusions; References; 7. Resourcing Women's Rights in Francophone Africa; Introduction; Conceptual framework; The MDG3 Fund; Enhancing women's dignity: An analysis; Conclusion; References; 8. Re-imagining Agency in Africa; Introduction; Significance of the winds of change; TrustAfrica: catalysing agency; Catalysing agency for democracy and inclusive socio-economic systems; Our partnerships on the continent.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Claiming Agency. Reflecting on TrustAfrica's First Decade takes an in-depth look at an African-led foundation that set out to do things differently. Founded in 2006, when solutions to Africa's challenges were often developed outside its borders, TrustAfrica sought to practice a kind of philanthropy that both benefits Africans and actively supports their agency. Now, at the ten-year mark, the book asks, what does this kind of philanthropy make a difference? If so, how? What are its unique ways of working? The answers are found in chapters that reflect on how TrustAfrica and its partners advanced a range of issues - from women's rights, small-holder agriculture, and democratic reform in Liberia and Zimbabwe to international criminal justice and illicit financial flows. In a clear-eyed look at money and power, the authors observe that donor funds all too often come with strings that constrict African agency - and recommend ways in which donors from Africa and the global north can foster independent action and strengthen movements for change.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Humanitarian assistance.
Philanthropists -- Africa.
Electronic books.
ISBN 1779223021 (ebk)