POTENTIAL AND REALITY: BRIDGING THE GAP

For over a decade, many have talked about the potential of African economies and the imminent economic boom on the continent. Although there has been exponential growth in the continent’s largest economies, more than half its economies have either slowed down. At this year conference, delegates will discuss the role of philanthropists and social investors in bridging the gap between Africa’s potential and its reality while focusing on collaborative actions to effect this change. 

CONNECT • LEARN • COLLABORATE

Conference Registration Fee

Early Bird –   $900 (Deadline June 29)    ||    Regular Registration Fee –  $1,250

Conference Activities

Pre-Conference Activities

Delegates would be treated to tours around historical sites in Johannesburg and an Opening Reception.

July 31, 2018

2018 APF Annual Conference

The conference will engage philanthropists, HNIs, Influencers, and socio-economic development experts as we discuss innovative and tested strategies to bridge the gap between Africa's potential and reality for scalable and sustainable impact on the African continent.

August 1 - 2, 2018

Project Site Visits

Delegates will visit project sites in local communities to get first-hand insights into their challenges and triumphs.

August 3, 2018

NBA Games

Join us as at the NBA Africa game to support a good cause.

August 4, 2018

Conference Agenda

Registration Opens
Cultural Site Visits (optional)
Pre-Conference Reception
Philanthropists - The Unifying Force in Uncertain Times
Philanthropists at Work: Promoting Regional Integration in Africa
The Big Push: Philanthropists Backing Research and Development
Aligning Philanthropic Investments to SDG’s
Press for Progress: Closing the Gender Gap
The Changing Face of Leadership in Africa
Climate Change and Development in Africa
The Population Explosion Paradox: An Asset or a Liability?
Classroom Without Walls: Redesigning Education Systems in Africa
Healthcare in Africa: Replicating Models that Work
Breakout Session I - Foundation Effectiveness: What it Takes
Breakout Session II - Profit in Problems: Raising Capital for Social
Breakout Session III - Collaboration and Partnership as a vehicle for Scalability
Breakout Session IV - African Diaspora and development in Africa
Frontline Changemakers: Lessons from the Field
Driven by Passion: Lessons from Next Generation Philanthropists
Project Site Visits
NBA Innovation Summit
NBA Games

PAST CONFERENCES

2014 African Philanthropy Forum

Theme:
African Philanthropy in a Changing Global Context
Lagos, Nigeria

February 24-25, 2014 • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The first planning meeting of the African Philanthropy Forum brought together such leaders to examine how the twin goals of expanding access and promoting equity will lead to increased opportunity throughout the continent, and how building a community of African philanthropists could contribute to Africa meeting its own development goals.

2015 African Philanthropy Forum

Theme:
The Promise to the Next Generation

October 17-18, 2015 • Kigali, Rwanda

The 2015 APF Conference looked at some of the key investments in Africa’s human capital and talent. Among them were investments in health systems to improve outcomes and ward off the threat of epidemics; in STEM education and centers of excellence to nurture the innovators of tomorrow; in a skilled workforce that can address Africa’s infrastructure needs; in the inclusion of women leaders across sectors; and in entrepreneurship to unleash the creativity of those who will be providing the jobs of tomorrow. And while philanthropy alone cannot meet all of these challenges, it has a special role to play — as a partner with government, the business sector and public institutions, and as a risk taker and an enabler, giving birth to new ideas, new collaborations and new possibilities.

2016 African Philanthropy Forum

Theme:
Bold Steps and Big Bets

October 17-18, 2016 • Rabat, Morocco

The 2016 African Philanthropy Forum, was held in Morocco just a few weeks before the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC. It presented a unique opportunity to reflect on the required bold steps and big bets, especially in response to the agricultural, climate, energy, governance and urbanization challenges facing the African Continent. It also provided philanthropists and social investors on the Continent with the opportunity to consider the critical and strategic roles that they have to play individually and collectively in this journey of transformation.

 

2017 African Philanthropy Forum

Theme:
African Philanthropy in a Changing Global Context
Lagos, Nigeria

October 30-31, 2017 • Lagos, Nigeria

Themed “African Philanthropy in a Changing Global Context”, the 2017 Forum explored the role of philanthropists in shaping the Continent’s future through their influence and role as catalysts, showcase strategies for promoting collaborations, lessons learned and opportunities for deepening and strengthening philanthropy on the continent.

PAST SPEAKERS

BOB COLLYMORE

CEO, SAFARICOM LIMITED

Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Co-Founder, Higherlife Foundation

Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi

FOUNDER, INJAZ MOROCCO

Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Co-Founder, African Women's Development Fund, (AWDF).

William Campbell

Chairman, END Fund

Zouera Youssoufou

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO, DANGOTE FOUNDATION

Sumitra Aswani

Head, Ishk Tolaram Foundation

Julie Essiam

CEO, Ecobank Foundation

BRAHIM BENJELLOUN-TOUIMI

GROUP EXECUTIVE MANAGING DIRECTOR, BMCE BANK OF AFRICA

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