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. 

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SPEAKERS

AT THE 2018 CONFERENCE

JOAN M. LARREA

CEO, Convergence Finance

Joan M. Larrea brings to Convergence 20 years of experience in emerging

Micheline Ntiru

Transformation Facilitator, Stanford Seed

Micheline Ntiru focuses on impact investment, financial inclusion and SME development in Africa

Sibongile Mkhabela

CEO, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

Sibongile (Bongi) Mkhabela, a social worker by profession and an activist by

Herve Ludovic De Lys

Country Representative, UNICEF South Africa

Hervé Ludovic de Lys is UNICEF Country Representative to the Republic of

Dumisani Mngadi

COO, African Union Foundation

Mngadi boasts a rich history in the academic and development sectors across

Dr Rethabile Melamu

General Manager, Green Economy The Innovation Hub.

Dr Rethabile Melamu is a dynamic and self-motivated professional; she obtained her

Alan Fowler

Chair in African Philanthropy, Wits Business School

Alan Fowler is honorary professor of the Chair in African Philanthropy, to

Mamadou Biteye

MD, Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office

Mamadou Biteye is the Managing Director for the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional

Sumitra Aswani

Executive Director, Ishk Tolaram Foundation

Sumitra is a fourth-generation family member of Tolaram Group and currently serves

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