Meet the team behind the project
Vodafone Foundation’s independently chaired project taskforce played a crucial role shaping the focus areas and direction of this research, and continues to guide our longer-term decision-making
Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
Director, SDGs, Sustainable Business & Foundations, Vodafone Group
Executive Director, Vodacom & Chair, Vodacom Foundation
Executive Director, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, Cambridge Judge Business School
Managing Director, ClearView Research
Director, Africa Centre on Philanthropy and Social Investment
Our research partners
A heritage of commitment to long-term change
Investing in local communities since 1991
Vodafone Foundation uses the power of connectivity to change lives and address some of the world’s most important and pressing problems. Founded in 1991 with a simple mission to invest in the communities in which Vodafone operates, today the charity connects people and ideas with technology and funding - to help those who are already doing good work to achieve results faster, more cost effectively and with an even greater social impact.
30 years of African digital transformation
Vodafone has been part of Africa’s digital transformation for 30 years, operating through locally managed brands including Vodacom and Safaricom. Working in tandem with these African led businesses, Vodafone’s network of local foundations have built a strong presence in - and commitment to - the continent.
The group’s commercial and geographic reach across eight African countries is reflected in the breadth of the Foundation’s work to help some of the most vulnerable African communities. Examples include: