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2022 Essay Contest

Are you African Youth be between 18-25 years, passionate about writing and would like to contribute creative ideas on the role of African philanthropy in transforming communities challenges? Then this contest is for you! Get your voices heard!

Africa Philanthropy Network is the only continent-wide network of organizations and individuals in Africa and its diaspora who promotes the culture of philanthropic giving. It is conceived as a space for African institutions to interrogate and intervene in the power dynamics that shape how resource mobilization, distribution and spending impact the possibilities of transformative change in Africa. APN’s mission is to reclaim the power and elevate the practices of African philanthropy.

To read more click here.

Call for Applications: Tshintsha Amakhaya National Coordinator

Established in 2010, Tshintsha Amakhaya is a national alliance of NGOs working in solidarity with social movements to advance land, water and food justice.

Tshintsha Amakhaya seeks to appoint a National Coordinator, preferably to be based in Cape Town,

Surplus People Project serves as the host of Tshintsha Amakhaya, providing the financial and administrative support. The National Coordinator will enter into an employment agreement under the auspices of SPP.

Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Candidates who previously applied, should not re-apply.

The closing date for this application is 10 June 2022. Click here to find out more about the role and apply.

Call for Applications: Member Manager - Job Opportunity

APN is seeking to recruit a capable, dynamic, self-motivated, result-oriented, and experienced individual to fill the position of Membership Manager. The successful applicant shall be located in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APN is a continent-wide network of African-owned and African-led philanthropy support organizations (PSOs) and individuals in Africa and its diaspora who promote the culture and promote the voice and actions for African philanthropy. It is a space for African institutions and individuals to interrogate the power dynamics that shape how resource mobilization, distribution, and spending impact the possibilities of transformative change in Africa. 

The deadline for application for this position is Friday, 10th June 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Click here to find out more.

Meet the Team

The work of ACT Ubumbano is supported on a voluntary basis by dedicated and skilled individuals on our Board. This month we introduce Uta and Ashley.  

Uta Hergenroether

Uta has a strong commitment to community struggles for justice, is a human rights activist and has worked in solidarity with organisations on the African continent. She is currently the Programme Manager for South Africa and Deputy Head of Southern Africa desk at Bread for the World, and is the ex-officio representative of the European partners. Uta holds a Master’s Degree in African Studies, Political Science and Anthropology.

Ashley Green-Thompson

Ashley has extensive experience in the region doing work in the non-profit sector that is rooted in a commitment to social justice activism. He has worked across sectors, from the nascent electoral processes of 1994 through formal Church structures and in philanthropy. Ashley is the Coordinator of ACT Ubumbano, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in African Politics and Law.

Partner Profile


Mzuzu Young Voices

Mzuzu Young Voices is a youth-led organization located in Mzuzu City in the northern part of Malawi. We work on creating spaces for the active engagement of young people in governance structures and youth empowerment. We work with young people between 10-30 years, ranging from fresh college graduates, secondary school students, primary school learners, and vulnerable youth in communities.

The organization focuses on;
  • Advocating for youth-friendly policies and structures
  • Gender equality and empowering boys and girls by investing in the education sector,
  • Strengthening linkages with health and wellbeing of young people especially adolescent girls and young women and finally,
  • Integrating technological solutions into the global challenges that the youth face in their day-to-day lives.
Our vision is to improve the well-being of young people especially, orphans and vulnerable children so that they have equal opportunities to participate in governance structures and achieve their full potential through increased access to quality formal and informal education, vocational and entrepreneurial skill-building, WASH, and health information and services.

For more information, click here.

Ubumbano Voice

The stories below are written by activists and organisers working in communities across the region. Click on the links to read the stories from the Ubumbano Voice website, or download the Ubumbano Voice App from Google Play store for these stories and more.

Church alliances partner with Malawian journalists in voice app project for vulnerable communities

Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) and South Africa based Action Churches Together (ACT) Ubumbano have partnered with Malawian journalists... Read more

Unemployment in the community of Kanyama

Unemployment is the major problem that has affected the community of Kanyama and it's causes.. Read more

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