Our work is made possible through grants from international governments, multilateral organisations, private foundations, as well as local corporate, diplomatic and institutional members.

Core Funders

  • The Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  • The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Schedule of major donors

Programme FundersProject
Department for International DevelopmentGlobal Economic Governance – Phase 2
Bradlow FoundationBradlow Fellowship
Konrad Adenauer FoundationKAS Masters Internships
Centre for International Governance InnovationAfrica Portal (2010 – 2020)
United States Agency for International DevelopmentAccelerating Responsive Transparent Extractive Industry Resource Governance
Chatham HouseChatham House Fellowship
Jean MonnetPolicy debates with the academic world
Terre des HommesOrganising workshops/study assistance/guidance on how to debate/learning about the United Nations – for high school children and university students
Southern Africa Trust (DFID)Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Enhanced Resilience in Southern Africa (MEMBARSA)
Embassy of FinlandYouth@SAIIA focal area on democracy, governance, strong civil society
European UnionYouth@SAIIA Promoting broader and effective participation of South African civil society in environmental governance
United Nations Children’s Education FundYouth Participation Training Programme
United States Department of StateYouth – Strengthening civil society, child & youth participation on advocacy
Kids RightsYouth – Increasing child and youth participation in environmental sustainability in South Africa as agreed in the Collaboration agreement
Ekurhuleni MunicipalityYouth@SAIIA Events
Gauteng Provincial GovernmentYouth@SAIIA Events
International Development Research CentreMacroeconomic Policy Responses to COVID-19 in Africa
Norwegian Foreign MinistryAtoms for Development

Consultancies and commissioned research

Programme FundersProject
German Development InstituteSouth Africa’s changing role in global development structures
Humane Society InternationalAssess the economic value and potential risk to wild lion populations of South Africa’s predator breeding industry
Open Society Initiative for Southern AfricaAfrican peer review mechanism sensitisation project in Namibia (ASPIN)
Danish EmbassyEvent: Meeting of Danish ambassadors in Africa
Global Governance Futures FellowshipImplementing the GGF programme
Japan International Cooperation AgencyTo produce a customised report for Japanese businesses to promote infrastructure development in SADC
German Foreign Office Policy UnitEvent: Africa’s role in a changing global order
Department of Planning Monitoring and EvaluationTechnical support for 25 year review: Chapter on international relations
Southern African Development Community SecretariatTo construct a study titled “Towards a SADC blue economy strategy”
Embassy of JapanEvent: Japan and South Africa’s joint interest in the Indian Ocean
Embassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyEcosystem-based adaptation in South African coastal cities
Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic ReflectionChapter for edited volume on geopolitics and Africa