Grant to promote equitable tax systems in Africafrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) -OMIDYAR Network, the philanthropic firm, has announced a two-year US$450 000 grant to Tax Justice Network – Africa (TJN-A) to support the Nairobi-based nonprofit’s work to promote equitable tax systems across Africa.
Omidyar Network Director of Investments, Ory Okolloh, said (TJN-A) had established itself as the preeminent African organization working on tax justice on the continent.
“Their research and policy work provides invaluable insights for both governments and citizens wrestling with how to create and sustain equitable tax systems, and their established, local voice draws respect from stakeholders not only in Africa, but globally.
“We at Omidyar Network are proud to support their work,” Okolloh said.
Omidyar Network’s grant comes through the philanthropic investment firm’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative, which works to build stronger and more open societies by increasing government responsiveness and citizen participation.
TJN-A is a pan-African initiative established in 2007 to promote socially just, democratic, and progressive taxation systems on the continent.
The organization’s activities are aimed at promoting public awareness of tax issues by networking among 29 member organizations across 16 African countries, coordinating civil society organizations’ tax-related efforts, and raising awareness of the importance of taxation as a tool for development and enhancing democratic governance.
TJN-A is a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.
– CAJ News
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