We are particularly excited about the array of confirmed speakers who have wealth of knowledge and experience with different models of African philanthropy. The Vice President of Mauritius, Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory will officiate the opening of our Assembly.
The APN Assembly is a unique opportunity. Since 2010, APN has organized a space for experienced and new philanthropy leaders who want to engage in a conversation that would enrich each others’ understanding and practice on African philanthropy by developing and African-generated and African-owned narrative about different forms and models of philanthropy in Africa. Once again we will gather several hundred African leaders, like-minded funders, & service providers, along with some inspiring speakers & entertainers.
The Assembly in 2018 has been designed to offer participants a multi-dimensional and experiential approach, where each session provides participants with an opportunity to connect, learn about the policies and legislative environment for philanthropy, and harness solutions and innovations to catalyze the actions needed to achieve transformation.
Catch up with familiar colleagues and get to know new ones during the conference.
Don't miss out on this event.
African resources driving Africa’s development: how to make this a reality - and what role can INGOs and external donors play?
Revisiting philanthropy and the assumptions/ideologies that underpin it – substituting or complimenting the state?
Supporting Community Resilience: In the Aftermath of Ebola
Building Partnership with CSOs for better response against shrinking space
South-South Solidarity in Grassroots Philanthropy - A Tool for Participation and Dissent?
Participatory Philanthropy including Launch of a Guide
Emerging Philanthropies: Young People Shaping Social Change
The role of Governments in promoting philanthropy
Illicit Flows and Tax and Required to Change Economic Structures
The Case for Human Right Funding in Africa
The Role of African Women’s Funds in the Philanthropic Eco-Systems
Female entrepreneurship: Investing in the promisingterrain for Africa's philanthropic development
Power-Less to Give-More: Unlocking Space for Mass Domestic Giving
Community Giving: Diaspora, Local Giving Circles, People to People Giving
Catalyzing Local Giving to Meet the Needs of Community
Durable Development: From Old school Grantmaking to Community Philanthropy
Telling the tale of African Philanthropy through data
* Subject to change
Janet Naumi Mawiyoo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), the only public foundation in Kenya, which seeks to explore creative ways of sustaining development achievements by mobilizing resources from various sources.
Theo Sowa is an independent advisor and consultant, and She is currently the CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund. Her work includes advisory roles to African and other international women and children’s rights activists and leaders, plus policy development and advocacy with a variety of international agencies and organisations.
Ndanatsei Bofu-Tawamba, an African citizen and Zimbabwean national, is the CEO & Executive Director at Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), in Kenya. UAF-Africa is a feminist and pan-African rapid response grant making organization that invests in African women’s power to change the status quo.
Jenny Hodgson has been the executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) since it was established in 2006 and has overseen the emergence of the GFCF as the leading global voice on community philanthropy as a core strategy for people-led development and shifting power closer to the ground.
Wanja Muguongo is a queer African feminist, social justice activist and movement builder. She is founding Executive Director of UHAI EASHRI, Africa’s first indigenous activist led fund supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex and sex worker activism in Eastern Africa with funding, capacity support, research and convening.
Jeanne Elone is a senior manager with over 10 years’ experience in research, project management, and strategic leadership in support of human rights and development programming in Africa. Jeanne currently serves as Director of Trust Africa’s fund to advance International Criminal Justice, a multi-donor collaboration, which aims to combat impunity and build African capacity to address atrocity crimes.
Francis Kiwanga works for Foundation for Civil Society as the Executive Director. He has vast experience in the area of civil society management, grants management, resource mobilization, philanthropy, advocacy and governance.
Dr Gerard Salole is Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) in Brussels. Dr. Salole has experience and knowledge of foundations and NGOs, having held senior positions in the Ford Foundation’s Southern Africa office (Johannesburg) and the Bernard van Leer Foundation (The Hague). He is the founding chair of TrustAfrica, and sits on the General Education Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundation and on the jury of the King Baudouin African Development Prize.
Evans Otieno Okinyi is the CEO of East Africa Philanthropy Network. He is a highly experienced and passionate Executive with over 5 years’ progressive experience in philanthropy leadership with vast focus on Policy Formulation & Implementation, Stakeholders & Partnerships Management and Budgeting & Financial Management.
African Philanthropy: Giving and Power
Two days of interactive sessions organized around three pillars: people, policy and Practice.
Approximately 300 Africa’s most influential philanthropy leaders.
When? & Where?
November 8-9, 2018 Intercontinental Resort Balaclava Fort in Mauritius