Africans in the diaspora gave over $60 billion to the continent in 2012 through remittances. Much of this money supported the education and health needs and day to day consumption of relatives, proving the generosity of ordinary Africans. Beyond this, there is also a growing wave of high profile philanthropists such as Mo Ibrahim and Tony Elumelu, bringing conventional philanthropy to the continent through their high profile foundations. Now, platforms such as Africa-Gives and the African Medical and Research Foundation’s diaspora engagement strategy seek to energise philanthropic giving amongst young Africans.
‘Mobilising resources for Africa: What role for young Africans in the diaspora?’, the groundbreaking academic study developed jointly by AFFORD, AMREF and Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP), CASS Business School, explores how young diaspora Africans give to Africa, whether they are repeating the patterns of giving of their parents who remit…
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