Dear Family, as we approach the culmination of yet another remarkable year, I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude and excitement. It is a time for reflection, acknowledgment, and forward thinking, and I am pleased to connect with you through this edition. Primarily, I extend my deepest appreciation to all the members of the East Africa Philanthropy Network. Your unwavering support and dedication have been the driving force behind our numerous accomplishments this year. Your contributions have not only enriched our network but have also significantly influenced the communities we serve. We are immensely thankful for your partnership and look forward to scaling new heights together in 2024.
Through this platform, we remain devoted to bringing you pertinent updates that mirror the significant strides and innovations within our network. It is paramount to recognize our distinguished members and partners.
Greetings to EAPN Family, as we unveil another edition of our monthly newsletter, I wish to express my profound gratitude for your sustained readership. Your engagement not only enriches our dialogues but also reinforces our collective commitment to the cause we cherish.
This edition comes packed with information and opportunities that you would not want to miss. At the heart of EAPN lies a fervent passion: to create vibrant platforms that stimulate pivotal and timely conversations. We are delighted to share our second round of this venture in this direction – the national philanthropy forums set to take place in Kisumu (Kenya), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Kampala (Uganda). To enhance our symbiotic relationship with the media and amplify the narratives of philanthropy, these forums will coincide with media roundtables. With these steps, our aim is not just to fortify our bond with the media, but to ensure that the tales of achievements, milestones, and aspirations of the philanthropic space resonate across borders.
At EAPN, we continually strive to create impactful platforms for collaboration, learning, and dialogue through strategic initiatives such as capacity building, cutting-edge research, and dynamic convening’s. Our work is anchored in the aspiration to influence societal transformation positively. In this spirit, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us for the upcoming National Philanthropy Forums in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. These events promise to be vibrant platforms for insightful discourse on philanthropy, societal development, and our collaborative efforts towards advancing our shared objectives.
In this edition of our newsletter, we are excited to present you with a curated selection of great articles from our esteemed members. These articles delve into various aspects of philanthropy, offering
unique understandings, innovative strategies, and inspiring success stories. We encourage you to explore these pieces, which provide valuable knowledge and practical guidance for philanthropic
endeavors. Additionally, we want to highlight a few upcoming philanthropic events that you simply cannot afford to miss.
At the heart of our mission is a commitment to empower change and create a lasting impact. We firmly believe that by fostering collaboration, embracing innovative approaches, and engaging diverse stakeholders, we can address the pressing challenges faced by our region and drive sustainable development.
We have also featured in the 2023 Year of Return and Connections happening in July as well as the 3rd Essay Writing Contest run by the Africa Philanthropy Network. This edition also presents a number of global articles that readers could leverage to enhance their knowledge on matters philanthropy. We are also pleased to share a few opportunities deemed lucrative if explored on time!
This newsletter also presents articles from the East Africa Philanthropy Network on ‘Aligning Civil Society Organizations’ engagement with the media’ and ‘Wetlands and Climate Change: Perspectives of a Female Pastoralist’. It also covers news from our members and partners and other global articles related to philanthropy and deemed valuable to us all.
In this issue, we have highlighted several events that we hope you can leverage on for enhanced understanding of our work and the sector at large. We are also celebrating Monicah Kyalo, Technology Assistant & Program Mentor at Kenya Connect for being recognized as one of 30 literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) 2023 30 Under 30 list. Incorporated, are several articles, updates and opportunities from our members and partners for your action