Fostering a shared understanding of
African philanthropy and social investment

Increasing pan-African influence

About

The African Philanthropy Conference is an annual gathering of the continent’s philanthropic institutions and stakeholders.

It is a platform for sharing experiences, collective reflection and development of philanthropic and social investment practices of the continent’s people.


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Year by year

The journey to date

Since its inception, the Conference has provided an opportunity for academics, practitioners, philanthropic leaders, donors, think tanks and government officials.


2019

2021

2022

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Tracing the impact

Over the years, the African Philanthropy Conference has provided an opportunity for partners and sectoral stakeholders to strengthen networks and support research that will accelerate the understanding of the practices that aid the maturity of the fields of African philanthropy and social investment.

As the journey into the future continues, the Conference will be charged with the responsibility of unravelling the issues that lie within the annual themes and devise the way forward for philanthropy.  


2019

The 1st Conference was held under the theme “The State of Philanthropy in Africa: Setting the Agenda”, with a keynote addresses from Frank Kilbourn and Tsitsi Masiyiwa.

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2021

The 2nd Conference was hosted under the theme “The Role of African Philanthropy in Surviving COVID-19” with keynote addresses from Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Everjoice Win and Dr. John Nkengasong.

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2022

The 3rd African Philanthropy Conference was hosted under the theme “Systems Change and The New Normal in African Philanthropy” with keynote addresses from Masego Madzwamuse, Danial Kibani and Ndidi Nwuneli.

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Year of firsts

The inaugural African Philanthropy Academic Conference was hosted in 2022. This offered a platform for engagement on research related to philanthropy and social investment.

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Partners


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