The Ecobank Foundation aims to transform lives in Africa. We focus attention and resources on three key areas: health, education and financial empowerment.

Our approach is two-fold:

  • Leverage Ecobank’s capacity building resources through the Ecobank Academy, strengthening systems by providing training in financial management, compliance, internal control and leadership
  • Make use of Ecobank’s innovative digital platform to aggregate resources for Africa’s transformation

Our programmes are in line with Ecobank Foundation’s pursuit of achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. |


Millions of Africans lack access to basic healthcare, while a number of serious diseases are particularly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. At Ecobank Foundation we want to play a significant role in improving health, by helping to build resilient health systems across the continent.


The Ecobank Foundation makes a difference to humanitarian initiatives and donor aid grant practitioners across Africa by providing innovative learning solutions that are targeted to their needs. This equips them with the administrative and management skills to better serve the vulnerable sectors and communities in need of their assistance.

Financial Empowerment

We leverage Ecobank’s innovative digital platform to help fundraise across Africa and mobilise the capital in support of charities, disaster appeals, healthcare and other worthwhile causes.


We are collaborating with UNITLIFE, the UN initiative dedicated to fighting chronic malnutrition, to raise awareness and funds on this disease affecting a third of African children.

Junior Achievement Africa

Ecobank Group has partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) Africa to mobilize over 600,000+ young people across the continent and educate them in financial literacy.

The Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative

We have launched the Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative, in partnership with Speak Up Africa and the UN hosted RBM Partnership to End Malaria. Together we are driving private sector engagement in the fight against malaria in Africa.

IFRC Africa Partnership

The growing gap between funds needed by humanitarian groups and funds available is a major cause of communities’ vulnerability to disasters.

The Ecobank Academy Partnership

The Academy’s innovative development programmes are aimed at improving health and education systems across the African continent through rigorous financial management, effective leadership development and sound implementation capabilities.

AfricaThriving International Partnership

Ecobank Foundation partnered with AfricaThriving International (ATI), a voluntary-based international relief and development organisation to improve the lives of children, families and disadvantaged communities in Africa.

OneFamilyHealth Partnership

OneFamilyHealth is a public-private partnership between the Ecobank Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline and the Government of Rwanda. The programme improves access to basic healthcare and prevention services in isolated rural communities in Rwanda.


Help us to eradicate chronic
malnutrition in our children

Ecobank Foundation is proud to support UNITLIFE, the only UN initiative dedicated to fighting chronic malnutrition in children.

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