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APN Assembly 2018

Join Us in Port Louis, Mauritius on 8-9 November, 2018 as we strive to advance African philanthropy

African Philanthropy : Giving and Power

Greetings & welcome

About the event

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.

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Welcome to Port Louis, Mauritius

An Opportunity to Learn, Network and Have Fun ,Book your seat today!

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The sessions explore some trends, motivations, and social and economic dynamics that are shaping African philanthropy. Opportunity for transforming Africa’s development story from one of “need” and “dependence” to one of “self-direction and self-reliance” and the barriers when it comes to supporting issues that are considered “difficult” or “unpopular”...

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National and regional policies have an important role to play in creating the conditions in which philanthropy can grow – and in which civil society can operate more generally, we are going to share different policy aspect of philanthropy development in Africa, both domestically and beyond.

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Never have there been more types of philanthropy – and tools for growing it - at our disposal. We shall share exciting new tools and strategies for building philanthropy, new networks (global and regional) as well as sector-level issues that look at what kinds of support a functioning ecosystem for philanthropy in Africa needs...

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Featured speaker

Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory

Vice President of Mauritius
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Paramasivum Pillay "Barlen" Vyapoory is the fifth vice president of Mauritius currently serving as the acting President of the country. Previously, Barlen Vyapoory was the High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius in South Africa with accreditation in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and the SADC. Barlen holds a BSc Honours degree in Agriculture from the University of Mauritius, an M.Ed degree from the Sam Houston University, USA, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Development from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

He has had a successful career as a Senior Lecturer at the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) from 1976 to 1995, the year in which he took early retirement from the MIE and joined active politics. Barlen has also contributed in many ways to the cultural landscape in Mauritius through his active role in the organization of cultural activities at the workplace and in social institutions.

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Affordable event packages

Have you registered? You can register now as an APN member, Non-APN Member or a Mauritian citizen. Early bird registration offers discounted rates for individuals and groups. Special discounted rates at the hotel are linked to the early bird registration. Must book your spot before August 31st, 2018. Book your. Book your seat now!

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APN Members

$ 300

  • All conference Sessions
  • Lunch with conversations
  • Exhibitions for organization’s work
  • African Award Celebration
  • Tour around Port Louis
  • Refreshments through out the conference
  • WIFI Internet connection
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Non Members

$ 450

  • All conference Sessions
  • Lunch with conversations
  • Exhibitions for organization’s work
  • African Award Celebration
  • Tour around Port Louis
  • Refreshments through out the conference
  • WIFI Internet connection
  • Register Now
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Mauritian Residents

$ 150

  • All conference Sessions
  • Lunch with conversations
  • Exhibitions for organization’s work
  • African Award Celebration
  • Tour around Port Louis
  • Refreshments through out the conference
  • WIFI Internet connection
  • Register Now
Great memories

Our gallery wall

Get to know the Africa Philanthropy Network through photos and videos. Click pictures below to see past events. Also, preview the upcoming 2018 APN assembly venue here

Trusted hands behind us

Our sponsors

Thank you for supporting APN and the APN Assembly 2018. The journey to even longer partnership has now started! We are now welcoming you and more organizations to join us and sponsor our cause. Read here for more information on the affordable sponsorship categories and opportunities. We look forward to your generosity!

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Never hesitate to ask

Frequent asked questions

Q.Is the hotel included in the registration?

A.No, accommodation is not included in the registration fee. You have to book accommodation yourself. The following is the list of recommended hotels links Intercontinental Hotel is APN prefered hotel , Maritim Resort Tel: (+230) 204 1000, Westin Bay Resort (+230) 204 1400, Ravenala Attitude (+230) 204 38 20, Angsana Balaclava (+230) 204 1888, Hotel Oberoi (+230) 204 3600, Victoria Resort (+230) 269 1000, Le Meridien (230) 204 3333.

Q.Should I book my flight ticket with you?

A.No, please book your flight on your own. This is usually faster and more convenient, especially if you need to change dates.

Q.Will there be a hotel booked for me?

A.No, you can book hotel yourself

Q.Do I need visa to enter Mauritius?

A.No, you don't need a visa to enter Mauritius. On arrival, your passport will be stamped allowing entry to the country for 60 days. You'll need to be able to provide evidence of onward or return travel.

Q.Does the registration fee include accommodation?

A.No, you can book hotel on your own. More information is provided on this page: (https://apnassembly2018.org/events) Registration will only cover lunch and light refreshments during Assembly.

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