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Kenya Philanthropy Forum
Description/achievement of initiative

Kenya Philanthropy Forum is the country’s first common “voice” for the Philanthropy sector on discussing and advocating for common interests around enabling environment, data, thematic policies, sub-national government engagement and multi-stakeholder collaborations for the philanthropy sector. 40 foundations came together to endorse this establishment of the KPF which is readily being recognized by Government and other stakeholders as an important grouping in the common effort to localize the SDGs. Many of its members have been facilitated to participate in national UNDAF Steering Committee meetings and in County level Steering Committee meetings as well in UN flagship programs under UNDAF.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

KPF through coordination of SDG Philanthropy Platform is engaged in South -South transfer of technology and methodologies for building locally owned data hub for philanthropy.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The Kenya Philanthropy Forum is co-created and managed by SDG Philanthopy Platform, KCDF, EAAG.


SDG Philanthropy Platform, KCDF (Kenya Community Development Foundation), EAAG (East African Association of Grantmakers)
Progress reports
Goal 17
17.14 - Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
17.16 - Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
17.17 - Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Data, monitoring and accountability
August 2016
Local structure to facilitate the creation of data hub of philanthropic contribution
December 2016
Institutionalized engagement in national development planning through participatory mechanisms
Solid network of foundations focused on collective implementation of SDGs in Kenya
Staff / Technical expertise
SDG Philanthropy Platform provides the oversight and advisory along with technical expertise of local champion foundations co-creators of forum: KCDF, EEAG

Basic information
Time-frame: March 2015 - Ongoing
SDG Philanthropy Platform, KCDF (Kenya Community Development Foundation), EAAG (East African Association of Grantmakers)
Contact information
Arif Neky, Partnership Advisor, arif.neky@one.un.org
United Nations