Meet Our Current Partners

#AfricaNoFilter is a multi-partner collaborative to use the arts, new media, business, journalism and allied resources to support and amplify emerging African voices – especially young people and women – and present more accurate, nuanced and contextualized stories of Africa today.

We welcome new partners from the business, media, and philanthropic sectors who are interested in investing in Africa’s future. If you are interested in joining this growing movement

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the front-lines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The foundation has four offices in Africa (Cairo, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi), as well as offices in Asia, Latin America, and North America.

Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making nonprofit organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional nonprofit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.

Kwese Digital Media

Kwesé is a Pan-African entertainment company, the newest kid on the block redefining TV in Africa, operated by Econet Media, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless. Kwesé’s product offering is available on satellite and internet based platforms, including video-on-demand and mobile options.

Kwesé TV is a pay-as-you-watch satellite TV service, offering over 50 channels of world-class entertainment. KweseTV was launched in Nigerian in 2017 and also available in Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland with more African countries to follow soon.

Equity Bank

Equity Bank Kenya Limited, is a financial services provider headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It is licensed as a commercial bank, by the Central Bank of Kenya, the central bank and national banking regulator. In 2010 the entity introduced Agency banking model which has proved a success and still regulated by Central Bank of Kenya Prudential guidelines.

Having commenced business on registration in 1984, Equity has evolved from a Building Society, a Micro-finance Institution to now the all inclusive Nairobi Stock Exchange public listed Commercial Bank.

LEGAL STATUS

Equity Bank is registered under the Companies Act cap 486 and licensed under the Banking Act Cap 488 laws of Kenya.

OWNERSHIP

Equity Bank Limited is a public company listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Its main shareholders are Britak Investment Company Limited, Africap (a consortium of international development investors, principally International Finance Corporation – a private arm of the World Bank and European Investment Bank) and Equity Bank employees through the Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)