The Impact of COVID-19 on African Civil Society Organizations – Ongoing Uncertainty and a Glimmer of Optimism

The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. Since COVID-19 first emerged towards the end of 2019, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a pandemic on 11 March 2020, it continues to have significant social and economic consequences for all sectors of African society, including civil society organizations (CSOs).... Continue Reading →

Call to African Civil Society Organisations – Participate in the 2021 African CSO COVID-19 Survey

English Survey:   French Survey: Just over a year ago, @AfricanNGOs and EPIC-Africa conducted the first Pan-African survey on the impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organisations (CSOs). The survey results highlighted the devastating impact of the pandemic on the sector, opportunities that emerged from the crisis, and critical challenges to be addressed... Continue Reading →

Research and Publications on the Impact of COVID-19 on African Civil Society Organisations – Request for Contributions

EPIC-Africa and @AfricanNGOs will publish the second report on “The Impact of COVID-19 on African Civil Society Organisations” in August 2021. The first report, released on 30 June 2020, highlighted the pandemic’s devastating impact on the work of African CSOs. Until its release, the full extent of the pandemic’s impact on African CSOs was still unknown.... Continue Reading →

Africa Desert Running Calendar 2021

Africa is home to some of the world’s largest and most unique deserts, including the Sahara, Namib and Kalahari. Increasingly, these deserts and other parts of the continent with desert and semi-desert characteristics, host a wide range of footraces, making Africa the premier international desert running destination. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, various... Continue Reading →

Africa Desert Running Calendar 2020

Africa is home to three of the world’s largest deserts – the Sahara, Namib, and Kalahari, as well as many semi-desert areas. Increasingly, these locations host a wide range of footraces, making Africa the premier international desert running destination. This calendar highlights the desert footraces to be held in 2020 in various parts of Africa.... Continue Reading →

Crowdfunding for NGOs in South Africa – Background, Platforms and Programmes

There are currently more than 220 000 NGOs registered with the Department of Social Development. Many of these organisations perform critical development, humanitarian, and advocacy functions, but in a changing and increasingly competitive operating environment, they are confronted with serious funding and sustainability challenges. Diversifying their funding base and attracting new individual and institutional donors... Continue Reading →

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