Promoting Philanthropy in East Africa

Who is EAPN

Background

Established in 2003, the East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) formerly the East Africa Association of Grant-makers (EAAG), is a voluntary membership organization that brings together local charitable trusts and foundations in East Africa with the primary aim of promoting and growing a culture of giving.

Membership of the network is drawn from Family Trusts, Community Foundations, Corporate Foundations, Private Foundations and other types of grant-making and non-grantmaking organizations interested in promoting philanthropy.  

The network’s mission is to provide a collaborative platform that champions, connects and co-creates innovative solutions to advance philanthropy in East Africa.

This aspect includes looking into the resource base, capacity, credibility and practices of various development actors and the extent to which the operational context supports thriving local giving and effective grant-making.

Overview

Communities of Practice

Our Leadership Board

Jacqueline Asiimwe

Board Chair

Jacqueline Asiimwe

Board Chair

Jackline is the CEO at Civ-Source Africa, a lawyer and independent Philanthropy advisory not-for-profit development organisation based in Kampala, Uganda. Jackie is a leadership coach and a social development thought leader.

Anthony Igecha

Vice Chair

Anthony Igecha

Vice Chair

Anthony is the Managing Trustee at KenGen Foundation. He has vast knowledge on foundation matters in the country. He has horned his managerial skills from holding high capacity positions and leading very interesting programmes in Philanthropy in Kenya.

Hirji Shah

Treasurer to Board

Hirji Shah

Treasurer to Board

Hirji is a Trustee of the Chandaria Foundation. He has been actively involved in several roles in the manufacturing industries, businesses and charitable organisations for over 5 decades in several countries in the region, including Kenya.

Evans Okinyi

Secretary to the Board

Evans Okinyi

Secretary to the Board

CEO of the regional network of over 50 organizations developing and nurturing philanthropy in East Africa. He is a seasoned Non-Profit Executive, with over 9 years progressive experience in Networks Management, Policy Formulation & Implementation and Stakeholders & Partnerships.

Mwadhini Myanza

TNCF

Mwadhini Myanza

TNCF

The current chair of Tanzania network of Community Foundations (TNCF), is renowned Economist in Tanzania, who has been leading the Regional Chamber of Commerce Chapter and leading Trade Marketing, Processing and Exportation of Agriculture Sector Leading products in Tanzania.

Nadia Kist

Blood:Water

Nadia Kist

Blood:Water

Senior public health practitioner with over 17 years’ experience leading organizations and programs. Nadia leads multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in Kenya & the U.S. as well as manages regional programs and partnerships across 8 Eastern and Southern Africa countries

Lulu Ngwanakilala

Legal Services Facility

Lulu Ngwanakilala

Legal Services Facility

Lulu, CEO of Legal Services Facility, has vast experience working in the Civil society sector for several years. She has also played a vital role in policy reforms and technical working groups at the co-ordination and national level in Tanzania.

Henry Kilonzo

Safaricom

Henry Kilonzo

Safaricom

Henry Kilonzo is the senior Manager at Safaricom Foundation. He believes that solutions to development challenges facing our communities are best known to them hence the need to value their participation.

Mukami Marete

UHAI - EASHRI

Mukami Marete

UHAI - EASHRI

Mukami has 18 years of financial management, human rights and social justice. Her career has particularly focused on the human rights of LGBTI persons and sex workers, as well as reproductive justice and environmental justice.

Our Team

Evans Okinyi

Chief Executive Officer

Evans Okinyi

Chief Executive Officer

CEO of the regional network of over 50 organizations developing and nurturing philanthropy in East Africa. He is a seasoned Non-Profit Executive, with over 9 years progressive experience in Networks Management, Policy Formulation, Implementation & Stakeholders & Partnerships.

Matilda Maseno

Programs Manager

Matilda Maseno

Programs Manager

Matilda works with EAPN as a Programs Manager. Her background is in Program Management, Research, Policy and Finance and she has over 18 years’ experience.

Mike O'maera

Programmes Support

Mike O'maera

Programmes Support

Experienced Knowledge expert with 15 years experience in Research and knowledge fields, versed in communication for development.

Ida Maritim

Communication Support

Ida Maritim

Communication Support

Ida Maritim is a creative thinker and multifaceted writer with over 10 years of experience supporting organizations to connect with their audiences to realize meaningful change.

Peige Omondi

Programmes Assistant

Peige Omondi

Programmes Assistant

Peige is a communication professional with expertise in strategic digital communications, content creation & dissemination and use of target audience engagement to support in Programmes actualization and implementation

CPA Dorothy Okeyo

Finance and Administration Support

CPA Dorothy Okeyo

Finance and Administration Support

Dorothy is a Finance Specialist with vast experience in all facets of finance, operations, and grants management.

Dr. Moses Mwaniki

Partnerships & Resource Mobilization

Dr. Moses Mwaniki

Partnerships & Resource Mobilization

Health professional with over 30 years of experience in NGOs & Pharma-Industry Programs Management, 22 of them at Senior Management level. Skilled in Project Management Cycle elements, PPPs, Budgets, Fundraising, Strategic Management & implementation of development initiatives.

David Waswa

Content & Graphics Designer

David Waswa

Content & Graphics Designer

A creative Graphics Designer, with over 6 year experience of utilizing skills, in ideation and creative work for over 6 years.

Daniel Haule

Programmes Assistant

Daniel Haule

Programmes Assistant

A marketer by profession with over 3 years experience in resource and community mobilization, leadership, volunteering and community philanthropy

Jane Katts

Programmes Support

Jane Katts

Programmes Support

Jane is a seasoned communication professional with experience building resonant brands, and running successful advertising campaigns and events leveraging a variety of media channels. She combines this with strong planning and organizational competencies supporting programme activities, outreach and partnership building.