Tonye Cole

Tonye P. Cole is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sahara Group, a leading international Energy and Infrastructure Conglomerate with operations in over 20 countries across six subcontinental regions. An alumnus of the University of Lagos (Architecture) and Harvard Business School’s Advance Management Program (AMP186), Tonye Cole, together with his partners have grown Sahara Group,

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Bongiwe Mlangeni

Bongiwe Mlangeni is the Chief Executive Officer of the Social Justice Initiative (SJI), South African non-profit organization which promotes philanthropy in support of human rights and social justice work. Previously, she consulted as Communications Director at the Graca Machel Trust and was the founding Deputy Director of Corruption Watch. She has also worked as a journalist,

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Mubuso Zamchiya

Mubuso Zamchiya is Managing Director of Luminos, a philanthropic fund that is unlocking the light within every child by helping them get a good education. The fund currently operates in Ethiopia, Liberia, and Lebanon. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Ashoka, and has held executive and senior leadership roles in charter school

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Prof. Una O. Osili

Una O. Osili, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean of Research and International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  She is an economist with significant experience in research and policy in the fields of economic policy, consumer behavior and financial markets in developing and developed countries.   She has expertise in higher education

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Dr. Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru

Anita Kemi Dasilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a medical back-ground that extends to Public Health. A qualified and experienced specialist since 2002, Dr. Dasilva has worked in Lagos for over 10 years in private practice, where she has dedicated her time to working closely with non-government organizations and related agencies in addressing the prevailing

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Daryl Heald

Daryl Heald began his career in 1988 as a commercial real estate broker in Atlanta, GA.  In 1997 he joined the Maclellan Foundation serving on the executive committee and helping to lead its global grant-making strategy.  Beginning in 2000, while at Maclellan, Daryl helped to launch several organizations:  Generous Giving, Giving Wisely and Global Generosity. 

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Noxolo Hlongwane

Noxolo heads up the Philanthropy Office at Nedbank Private Wealth and is responsible for developing the philanthropy offering and strategy. The philanthropy office provides a range of specialist advice and services to individuals, families, private and corporate foundations as well as non-profit organisations (NPO’s). Noxolo is passionate about sustainable economic and social development, and the strategic role private

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Maxwell Gomera

Maxwell is Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Branch at UN Environment. He brings over 15 years of national and international experience in biodiversity, wildlife management and socio-economic development. He has extensive experience with natural resource management in Africa, having worked in various capacities within the Southern Africa Development Community. He also served as part of the

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Ndidi Nwuneli

Ndidi Nwuneli is the co-founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, which was established in 2009 to fight malnutrition, reduce post-harvest losses among smallholder farmers and displace imports. Ndidi is also the managing partner of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd. which works across West Africa, unlocking the agriculture and nutrition potential in the region.

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English Sall

English Sall is data enthusiast and researcher at heart. She is a board member of the Sall Family Foundation and pursuing the role of a next gen philanthropist. English is currently pursuing her PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology (IOP) at North Carolina State University. English specializes in Humanitarian Work Psychology and is especially interested in

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