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African Philanthropy Initiative

Inspiring change, driving development to create a brighter future for Africa

What is the African Philanthropy Initiative?

The African Philanthropy Initiative (API), under the umbrella of World Vision UK, is poised to significantly uplift the philanthropic landscape within Africa, championing a culture that seamlessly integrates giving back as part of its ethos.

The initiative’s aspirations echo a broader narrative - nurturing a groundswell of strategic philanthropy that is inherently African and, in so doing, knitting a network of partnerships committed to the African cause. By being the nexus between donors, innovative projects, and communities, API facilitates a flow of resources and enables a collaborative environment where solutions are crafted with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the African context.

The envisioned positioning of World Vision as a linchpin in the orchestration of projects aimed at long-term sustainable impact resonates with a shared ambition of addressing immediate needs and fostering a culture of self-sufficiency and resilience. The values of trust, openness, and a generous spirit are envisaged to be the cornerstone of all engagements, fostering an environment where collaborative efforts thrive on a bedrock of transparency and shared goals.

This initiative is an invitation to collective action, bringing on board individuals, corporate entities, and other organisations to be part of a transformative agenda that holds promising prospects for the African continent. The API’s narrative is optimistic, resilient, and a forward-looking perspective that sees beyond the present challenges, envisioning a continent buoyed by a robust culture of philanthropy and collaborative problem-solving.

The roadmap towards the actualisation of the API's goals may be challenging. Still, with the shared vision and the collective will of all stakeholders, there's a palpable promise of a transformative ripple effect across the African continent.

Our recent events...

African Philanthropy Breakfast Meeting
African Philanthropy Breakfast Meeting
Lord Michael Hasting
Lord Michael Hasting with World Vision colleagues
Lord Michael Hasting
Lord Michael Hasting at African Philanthropy Breakfast event
African Philanthropy Breakfast
Presentation being given at African Philanthropy Breakfast
Lord Michael Hasting speaking during African Philanthropy Initiative Breakfast
Lord Michael Hasting speaking during African Philanthropy Initiative Breakfast

How to get involved

Your involvement can significantly amplify our efforts in critical areas such as education, healthcare, water and sanitation, economic empowerment, child protection, and the empowerment of women and girls.

Here's how you can make a difference today

Join us in fostering a future full of promise

African Philanthropy Initiative (API) is a testament to what collective effort, a shared vision, and a heart for change can accomplish. If the ethos of API resonates with you and you wish to be part of this transformational journey, we warmly invite you to connect with us.

Your engagement can significantly propel our mission further and make a real difference in the lives of the communities we serve. Whether as an individual, a business entity, or a foundation, your involvement is a step towards nurturing a brighter future for Africa.

Reach out to our African Philanthropy Lead, Oluwatobi Aigbogun, and discover the numerous avenues through which you can contribute to the transformative work of API:


Phone: +44 1908 244530

Change is not a distant aspiration; it’s a reality that unfolds with each contribution, each shared story, and each advocate who stands up for a better future. Embrace this opportunity to make a difference today and help lay the foundation for a prosperous, self-sustaining Africa tomorrow.

Making a difference in Africa

World Vision finds its calling in seeding hope, empowering communities, and nurturing sustainable change in a continent as diverse and full of promise as Africa. Our spectrum of interventions spans across crucial sectors such as education, health, economic development, climate change and disaster response, embodying a holistic approach towards tackling the array of challenges faced by African communities.

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