Corporate Partners

As a charity, the Royal African Society fosters partnerships with companies and organisations which share our values. We work hard to ensure we capitalise on our strong convening power and unique position between business, governments and the policy-making community to add value to the work of our corporate and strategic partners.

Working in partnership is fundamental to our organisational strategy and future. The Society has a long history of working collaboratively with a wide range of partners. Through our partnerships we aim to: 

  • Enhance our events and programmes
  • Reach new audiences and networks
  • Share resources and expertise
  • Develop research and insight
  • Amplify ideas or campaigns
  • Achieve sustainability

Our proven track record and the breadth and depth of our different programmes makes the RAS an ideal partner for a wide range of companies who have a business interest in Africa, as well as a social commitment to it. Corporate partnerships can vary depending on the size and interests of the company, and the extent to which they wish to invest in the RAS. Our partnerships are negotiated on a case-by-case basis, but would normally involve a contribution to the Society of between £5,000 and £50,000 per annum. 

To discuss potential corporate partnership opportunities, please contact Shushan Tewolde-Berhan, Corporate Partnerships Manager, on ras_corporate@soas.ac.uk or +44 203 073 8319.