Project Partners

African Philanthropy Forum

African Philanthropy Forum (APF) is a strong and vibrant community of partners who through their strategic giving, investments and influence, foster shared prosperity on the African continent.

APF aims to transform the culture of giving on the continent to the extent that it exceeds development aid by 2030. (USD 42bn FDA in 2017, source: UNCTAD Report). The African Philanthropy Forum was established in 2014 to build a learning community of strategic African philanthropists and social investors committed to inclusive and sustainable development throughout the Continent.

The Bertha Centre

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. It was established as a specialised centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business in late 2011, in partnership with the Bertha Foundation, a family foundation that works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change, as well as human and environmental rights. The Centre is now a leading academic centre in Africa.

Its mission is to collaborate with local and global partners, practitioners and students to strengthen capacity and pioneer practices that advance the discourse and systemic impact of social innovation. In collaboration with the GSB, the Centre has integrated social innovation into the business school curriculum, established a wide community of practitioners and awarded over R8-million in scholarships to students from across Africa.

The Bertha Centre is the national and regional partner for a number of significant domestic and international institutions and foundations, such as the Government of Flanders, the Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, UK Department for International Development, the World Bank, the Swedish Institute, Results for Development Institute, World Health Organization, Convergence, South African National Treasury, South African Department of Science & Technology, South African National Department of Health.


Dalberg is a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services. Each of Dalberg’s businesses approaches problems differently, and all work together to have an impact at scale. Dalberg brings global perspectives and experience to solve challenges firmly rooted in local realities. We have 10 presences in Africa, with over 150 staff members on the continent.