2017
APF CONFERENCE

Lagos - Nigeria

AFRICAN PHILANTHROPY IN A CHANGING GLOBAL CONTEXT

Recent global events have had disruptive influences on the way we conduct business, live and interact in the world. In this changing global context, African philanthropists recognize the urgent need to reduce the Continent’s reliance on foreign aid and grants, unlock the potential of cross border investments and change the narrative around giving in Africa.

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.
The Conference held on October 30 and 31, 2017 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

We are proud to have brought together high impact change makers with a heart for the transformation and inclusive development of the African continent

Issues Discussed

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Welcome Address by Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Welcome Address by Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Opening Keynote Address by HRH Queen Sylvia of Buganda
Opening Keynote Address by HRH Queen Sylvia of Buganda
The Role of Government in Fostering Homegrown Philanthropy
The Role of Government in Fostering Homegrown Philanthropy
Migration & Natural Disasters: Philanthropists Taking the Lead
Migration & Natural Disasters: Philanthropists Taking the Lead
Exploring Collaborative Approaches to End Neglected Diseases in Africa
Exploring Collaborative Approaches to End Neglected Diseases in Africa
The Role of African Multinationals in Promoting Cross Country Corporate Philanthropy
The Role of African Multinationals in Promoting Cross Country Corporate Philanthropy
Traditional Institutions and Cultural Organizations and their Role in Shaping African Philanthropy
Traditional Institutions and Cultural Organizations and their Role in Shaping African Philanthropy
Youth Unemployment - A Challenge or an Opportunity?
Youth Unemployment - A Challenge or an Opportunity?
Philanthropy Stepping Up and In - Incentives to Foster Local Giving
Philanthropy Stepping Up and In - Incentives to Foster Local Giving
The New Wave of Philanthropy - Lessons from Unusual Drivers of Change
The New Wave of Philanthropy - Lessons from Unusual Drivers of Change
Democratization of Philanthropy - Is Crowdfunding Hurting or Helping?
Democratization of Philanthropy - Is Crowdfunding Hurting or Helping?
The Power of Going Together: Harnessing and Leveraging Strengths in Family Foundations
The Power of Going Together: Harnessing and Leveraging Strengths in Family Foundations
Supporting Local Nonprofits: What Philanthropists Need to Know
Supporting Local Nonprofits: What Philanthropists Need to Know
Strengthening Monitoring & Evaluation for Long Term Impact
Strengthening Monitoring & Evaluation for Long Term Impact
Amplifying Philanthropic Impact through Technology
Amplifying Philanthropic Impact through Technology

Highlights of the
2017 APF Conference