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Summary of Day 1: African Philanthropy Academic Conference

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:

A Word of Welcome from the Executive Director of TrustAfrica

“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...

Message from Director of Secretariat

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....

Unleashing the Potential of Philanthropy

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,...

Transcript of Keynote Address by Frank Kilbourn

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,...