Afrilanthropy 3 years on. From matchmaking to COVID response. Our activity report is out.
We are going through unprecedented times. The COVID19 has demonstrated the vulnerability of African population to external shocks and the need for rapid response and adaptation. Lockdowns have exacerbated pre-existing economic, gender, and health inequalities affecting millions of people. The epidemic has required adaptation and effective response by many players. We are proud to have done our part to help communities confront the challenges posed by the epidemic. Originally conceived with the mission to identify, incubate and promote viable social enterprises while connecting them to funding opportunities, Afrilantrophy has been able to mobilize its network on the ground to respond to environmental catastrophes, as well as the COVID19 pandemic. By leveraging our presence on the ground, we were able to respond quickly to these emergencies and adapt our model to accommodate a fast growing business line of effective charitable interventions. We witnessed the value of having our advisory team residing and operating in Africa. This does not only enable us to follow companies closely and leverage useful connections within local innovation ecosystems, but also to identify and deliver on rapid interventions. Our team on the ground is composed of seasoned experts coming from high profile institutions, NGOs and the private sector, bringing a unique skill mix including macro analysis, private sector development, finance, community development and communication. Our country investment advisors are often angel investors, therefore they have a strong stake in ensuring company’s success. Our network has expanded dramatically and we are happy to ensure presence in 11 countries, putting us in an unique position to reach out to most African countries through our partners. Our experts, their efforts and the support we have received from donors and investors from across the globe, were vital in the success of Afrilantrophy in addressing one of today’s most pressing issues in a time when the future is even more unpredictable than ever. This report highlights some of the Afrilantrophy’s achievements during our short yet impactful years in Africa and layouts some of our future directions.
We invite you to look at our report and engage with us.