Partnership Opportunities

The Royal African Society has a long history of working collaboratively with a wide range of corporate partners. Our proven track record and the breadth and depth of our different programmes makes us an ideal partner for companies with a business interest in Africa, as well as a social commitment to it.

Your company has the power to make a real impact in terms of driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth on the continent and fostering more equitable relations between the UK and Africa. We offer corporate partnerships to enable your company to support our work, whilst benefiting from our convening power and unique position at the intersection of business, government, civil society, academia, culture and media. Our corporate partnerships add significant value and offer a plethora of bespoke benefits, such as: 


  1. Engagement with key stakeholders, including other business leaders, parliamentarians, government and senior civil society representatives, academics and the media.
  2. Opportunity to co-curate events, access new insights and demonstrate thought-leadership.
  3. Positive brand positioning and awareness among the African diaspora and wider public.


Corporate partnerships are tailored to the needs and interests of each individual partner. We work with companies to develop an individually tailored programme of events and engagement to meet specific aims and objectives. We also welcome corporate donations from those companies who believe in our mission and wish to support our core work.  Contact Hoda Dahir, Corporate Relations Manager,

at for more info.


Current partnership opportunities:


Film Africa 2022


Film Africa presents diverse London audiences with a high-quality and wideranging film programme accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, industry and networking events, parties, awards, and more. This is an exciting opportunity for a partner interested in client and talent engagement, and brand positioning with an audience of 4,000 across the vibrant 10-day festival, 30 October – 8 November.


Download the Film Africa 2022 Brochure


Current corporate partners and donors


These include CDC Group, Standard Chartered, Shell and Unilever.





To discuss corporate partnership opportunities or corporate donations, please contact the Director, Nick Westcott, or Deputy Director, Desta Haile.