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May 2, 2024

The 5th African Philanthropy Conference (5th APC) will take place from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2024 at Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with activities also hosted in Livingstone in Zambia. Continuing with its mandate to facilitate progressive dialogue and action within the field of African philanthropy, this year’s convening will […]

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February 28, 2024

Important Dates & Information Abstract Submission – Friday, 24 May 2024 Conference Registration Deadline – Friday, 28 June 2024 Notification of Acceptance – Friday, 31 May 2024 Venue: Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Dates: Monday, 29 July to Friday, 2 August 2024   Introduction The 5th African Philanthropy Conference is set to take place under […]

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February 22, 2024

Important Dates & Information Abstract Submission – Friday, 24 May 2024 Conference Registration Deadline – Friday, 28 June 2024 Notification of Acceptance – Friday, 31 May 2024 Venue: Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Dates: Monday, 29 July to Friday, 2 August 2024   Introduction The 5th African Philanthropy Conference (5APC or 5th APC) is set […]

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September 9, 2023

“Thank you so much, Ibrahima for such a generous and challenging introduction. I will say first (speaks French). Because we are in Senegal, I am greeting each of you in your own name. I like that greeting because really what it does is to say that I greet each of you as an individual so […]

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September 9, 2023

“Thank you. As you said, I am actually not this year’s African Philanthropy Lifetime Achievement Award receiver. I was the first and after me was Machel, and there will be a third person announced very soon. But I am here to express a few ideas and things I have learned in the last two days […]

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August 4, 2023

Distinguished conveners, distinguished guests, dear young people, dear friends and dear team, it’s teamwork that makes the dream work. Salaam Alaikum, we meet in peace. Peace is the noble purpose of the United Nations, which was forged nearly 80 years ago in response to World War and Peace. This is the dearest wish of women, […]

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August 4, 2023

The 4th African Philanthropy Conference was hosted under the theme of “African Philanthropy at an Inflection Point”. Through this, the organisers of the convening hoped to stimulate conversations and participation from an audience of practitioners, researchers and leaders in the philanthropic sector. The conference was hosted in Saly, Senegal following the 2nd Academic Conference hosted […]

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August 3, 2023

Let me start with this, I was thinking about what to say last night, and I remembered my grandmother who was a formidable storyteller. She could entertain children and adults in the same company by telling the same story but speaking to different levels of the audience at the same time. She had sexual innuendo, […]

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August 3, 2023

The 4th African Philanthropy Conference was hosted under the theme of “African Philanthropy at an Inflection Point”. Through this, the organisers of the convening hoped to stimulate conversations and participation from an audience of practitioners, researchers and leaders in the philanthropic sector. The conference was hosted in Saly, Senegal following the 2nd Academic Conference hosted […]

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August 2, 2023

Thank you very much Ebrima for the very generous introduction. I wonder if my contribution will be as long as the introduction, just to say how generous it was. Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, distinguished guests. I am very pleased to an honored and humbled to stand here before you with the […]

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August 2, 2023

One of the four objectives of the 4th African Philanthropy Conference is to “develop strategies, systems or platforms that support the collective and sustainable development of the philanthropic and social investment sector on the continent”. Within this setting, speakers at the conference prepared contributions that were contextual to both the objective and the theme African Philanthropy at an Inflection Point”.

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August 2, 2023

Mamadou Biteye was the keynote speaker on the Practices dimension of the African Philanthropy Conference theme. His address explored strategies, tools and methods for progressive collaboration and participation in the sector.

July 31, 2023

The 2023 edition of the African Philanthropy Conference was hosted under the theme of “African Philanthropy at an Inflection Point”. In an effort to curate and facilitate meaningful conversation, the conference theme was segmented into four relevant dimensions; these were as follows:

July 31, 2023

from Ebrima Sall, Executive Director of TrustAfrica Monday 31 July 2023   As you may have been following in the news, there have been demonstrations in parts of Dakar following the arrest and detention of the leader of the national opposition party, Ousmane Sonko. The situation has been tense however the demonstrations have not been […]

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July 31, 2023

“The world is on fire.” “We are living in catastrophic times.” “The world is at a tipping point.” These kinds of phrases have become common in daily conversation and should not be surprising to anyone, given the multiple crises that are unfolding across different regions of the world. Nowhere are the crises felt more than […]

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July 31, 2023

This year’s version of the annual African Philanthropy Conference takes place in Senegal under the timely theme of ‘Philanthropy at an Inflection Point’. This is apt given the challenges facing the world in general and those confronting philanthropy in particular. The annual African Philanthropy Conference is a platform and an opportunity for the sector to […]

July 27, 2023

Written by Purity Mumo   Communities across the globe encounter intricate challenges on a daily basis. These encompass issues like poverty, environmental crises, and limited access to healthcare, to name a few. Such areas demand investment and development, often beyond the capacity of governments alone. Herein lies the paramount significance of philanthropy. It possesses the […]

June 21, 2023

In economics, an inflection point can be considered as a dramatic, drastic, and systemic event leading to synchronised economic decline. Typically, a real-life inflection point requires ingenuity and innovative thinking to cope, transform, or respond.  The diverse responses to the global and regional crises, for example, the COVID-19 pandemic illustrated several inflection points with real […]

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November 15, 2022

Habari, Dumelang, Salibonani. I wish I was there in person and feel the energy in that space as old friends get together over the next couple of days. As Maurice said, the pandemic is still with us. I am a recent victim of COVID-19, and it has really messed with my head. I am going […]

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November 13, 2022

Thank you so much for that warm introduction. I am excited to be here this afternoon. Good afternoon to everybody present here. One of the things I do is team-building sessions for companies. So, let us see if we can do a little exercise before we dive into our presentation. Turn to your neighbour and […]

October 9, 2022

Briggs Bomba We are going to transition and move to an Ignite Talk that is going to be delivered by a dear comrade, Halima Mahomed. Halima is currently serving as a senior fellow on African philanthropy at Trust Africa and is a key part of the philanthropy ecosystem or infrastructure. There is a language that […]

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October 9, 2022

Mosun Layode Good morning, Ndidi, it is an honour to have you on day two of the 3rd African Philanthropy Conference. As you know, today we are focusing on technology and systems in philanthropic practices, and we could not be having this conversation with a more qualified person. Welcome.   Just to go straight to […]

October 9, 2022

Thank you very much, Bheki. I just want to show my sign of respect as you are all very important people, so I will take my hat off. It is such a pleasure to be here, and I feel very honored and humbled by the work you are doing here, particularly because in my youth, […]

November 15, 2019

I was fortunate to grow up on a cattle and maize farm in the rural Northwest province, far away from bright city lights and big business. In such a community with a huge inherent risk and consequent focus on survival, I encountered philanthropy at an early age, even though the term itself was foreign to […]