Promoting Philanthropy in East Africa

Strengthening Civic Space

Strengthening Civic Space

To strengthen the policy and legislative framework in Uganda and Tanzania, EAPN has worked with strategic partners to revive and strengthen the National Philanthropy Forums which would then be a voice of influence and advocacy for an enabling environment for the philanthropy sector and broader civic space.

In Kenya, EAPN and Kenya Community Development Fund (KCDF) have laid a strong foundation for the formulation of Foundation’s Law whose main aim is to look at the current state of Kenyan law as it relates to trusts and foundations with a view to recommending changes to the law. Further, EAPN together with other key civil society actors, initiated discussions on the implementation of the Public Benefits Organizations (PBO) Act 2013 with the main objective of bringing other non-traditional actors to create a critical mass to advocate for the operationalization of the Act.

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