Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) Assembly 2018

Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) is organising its ASSEMBLY 2018 as part of its mandate to establish a strong voice for African philanthropy in order to address the growing challenges of conflict, poverty and bad governance in Africa.
Running from 8th to 9th November 2018, in Port Louis Mauritius, the program will include sessions on:
People Pillar, which will explore some trends, motivations, 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”.
Policy Pillar: This session will answer Key questions such us  

  • The role of government in fostering philanthropy / local giving;
  • The domestic advantage? The rise of foreign funding restrictions for civil society and its implications for African philanthropy;
  • Claiming rights over assets and illicit financial flows – what is philanthropy’s role in stemming illegal / immoral flows?
  • What is the role for international funders in contributing to the emergence of a strong, trusted and effective foundation sector in Africa?


Practice Pillar will focus on 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.


Apart from The Vice President of Mauritius Mr. Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory who is the featured speaker of this event, other speakers include Theo Sowa -CEO of African Women’s Development Fund, Ndanatsei Bofu-Tawamba from  Urgent Action Fund Africa, Jeanne Elone from Trust Africa, Jenny Hodgson from Global Fund for Community Foundations; Francis Kiwanga from Foundation for Civil Society Tanzania.
This program is a unique opportunity to learn, network and have fun.

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The Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) is an independent, not for profit, organizational member-based continent-wide network that was launched in July 2009 in Accra, Ghana as the Africa Grantmakers Network (AGN), and later rebranded to APN in July 2015, with a commitment to building a broad, multi-stakeholder understanding and recognition of the contribution of philanthropy as a field that bridges development and local ownership. Today, APN brings together 67 members organizations serving different forms of African philanthropy over 20 African countries, and the only network of its kind in the continent. Together APN members represent civil society and community partners in more than 50 African countries. Since 2010, African Philanthropy Network (APN), a non-profit network that promotes voice and action of African philanthropy, has organized a space for experienced and new philanthropy leaders who want to engage in a conversation that would enrich each other’s 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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