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TrustAfrica, originally called the "Special Initiative for Africa", is an independent foundation that works to secure the conditions for democracy and equitable development throughout the continent. Led by Africans, it convenes dialogues, catalyzes ideas, and provides grants and technical assistance to organizations working to advance these goals. Its programs currently focus on three issues: • Democracy and Civil Society — securing the conditions for democracy by strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations. • Equitable Development — fostering African enterprise and extending the benefits of economic growth to all members of society. • African Philanthropy — leveraging new and traditional forms of African giving to advance democracy and development and to minimize reliance on external donors. Now based in Dakar, Senegal, TrustAfrica began in 2001 as an initiative of the Ford Foundation to amplify African voices within the international donor community. TrustAfrica became...
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