5th African Philanthropy Conference to explore the Next Frontiers in Victoria Falls
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 be hosted under the theme “The Next Frontiers of African Philanthropy”, marking a pivotal opportunity to assess and shape the continent’s philanthropic landscape.

Delegates of the conference will enjoy a programme that includes sessions on timely subthemes such as Restitution of African Cultural Heritage & Reparations, Climate Justice, Just Transitions & Green Resourcing, Social Justice & Peacebuilding, and Feminist Philanthropy to guide their participation through panel discussions, workshops and community outreach. To foster the spirit of collaboration, conference organisers have welcomed partners in the sector to contribute sessions and activities that will form part of the programme.

Tickets for the conference are currently available at an early bird registration fee of $300 until 31 May 2024, thereafter available at $500. The conference will be of immense value to individuals and organisations who are committed to advancing development in Africa through philanthropic efforts – these include academia, donors, non-profit organisations, government agencies, corporate entities, media, and other stakeholders.

The African Philanthropy Conference represents a collective response to the dynamic changes reshaping African philanthropy,” said Prof. Bhekinkosi Moyo, the Director of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) and the Chair of the conference Secretariat. “We look forward to welcoming thought leaders, practitioners, academics, and advocates to explore the new terrains of the sector and chart a course for impactful action that benefits all stakeholders on the continent.

The conference was conceptualised in 2017 in response to a need for a pan-African space which will promote philanthropy on the continent and set agendas for future interventions individually and collectively. Hosted as an annual convening and attracting a growing number of delegates from different corners of the world with each iteration, the conference is curated to encompass a diverse range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • – Philanthropic responses to pertinent issues on the continent
  • – The role and impact of technologies in philanthropy
  • – Community-centric approaches to giving
  • – Innovative financing models for social impact


The 5th APC will include an Academic Conference that offers a platform for the presentation of academic research and dialogue facilitating feedback and learning. The presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award will honour an individual whose work has made significant contributions to philanthropy, previous honourees are H.E. Graça Machel, Akwasi Aidoo and Gerry Salole. The convening will also host an Exhibition which will showcase projects and initiatives that are driving social change.

The organisers of the conference have curated the convening to foster dialogue, collaboration, and action towards advancing philanthropic and social investment endeavours with a focus on exploring emerging trends, innovative strategies, and their potential impacts on traditional philanthropic models.


About the African Philanthropy Conference

First hosted in 2019, the African Philanthropy Conference has been a pivotal platform for discourse and the development of the philanthropy ecosystem in the continent. The conference attracts institutions and stakeholders to progressive conversations where participants share experiences, reflect as a collective and map the future of development through the lens of African philanthropy.

For more information, please visit www.africanphilanthropyconference.com


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The co-convening partners of the conference are

  • – Africa Philanthropy Forum (APF)
  • – African Philanthropy Network (APN)
  • – Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI)
  • – East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN)
  • – Southern Africa Trust
  • – TrustAfrica