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At African Urban Institute, we believe that high-quality, independent research and policy advisory is critical to addressing pressing challenges of rapid urbanization in a complex and dynamic Africa. Your contribution helps make this important work possible.

Why African Urban Institute

At a time when governments, business and civil society seem to lurch from crisis to crisis, African Urban Institute experts help find practical, enduring solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanization in Africa. With the increasing dynamism and complexity, the sound and empirical approach that African Urban Institute experts bring are more important than ever. To bring our work to policymakers, business leaders and newsrooms across Africa and abroad is an essential part of our focus on impact. Achieving this impact in face of so much noise require significant resources—resources that we rely on our donors to provide.

The Institute welcomes contributions for general support through its Annual Fund. Gifts can also be designated to support current research programs, meeting series, training, or policy advisory.

Generous people who share commitment to quality, independence, and impact in urban development research or better African cities support African Urban Institute with financial contributions and intellectual engagements.

How to Give

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To make a donation by credit/debit card or paypal, please click on the “Donate Now” button above.

Check or Wire Transfer

Contributions can also be made by writing a check to the African Urban Institute or making a wire transfer to the African Urban Institute bank account. Please contact our development and giving office for instructions on +27 68 012 0123,

Planned Giving

Including African Urban Institute in your financial and/or estate plans is a great way to have lasting impact on our work by making a gift during your lifetime or leaving a legacy of support for the very best in urban development research. You can name African Urban Institute as the beneficiary of planned gifts such as bequests, retirement funds, and insurance policies, and of life income gifts such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts. For more information please contact:

Maryjane Chikukwa,
Director, Development and Giving
+27 68 012 0123

The Institute Legacy Society

We are pleased to welcome you to the African Urban Legacy Society. The members of the Society are Sponsors who have indicated that African Urban Institute is included in their estate plans. For example, your will may leave a bequest to African Urban Institute or you may have made African Urban Institute a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

Perhaps you have already included African Urban Institute in your estate plan and have not yet let us know of your plans. If you would like to be a part of the African Urban Institute just let us know: you can contact Maryjane Chikukwa at, or +27 68 012 0123.