2020 apf conference

Driving a decade of change

As the world experiences a convergence and amplification of crises, Africa is simultaneously facing an economic, health, climate, and social inequity crises. There is no better time to bring together a community of changemakers to drive discussions geared towards leveraging philanthropy for greater good.

The APF 2020 Virtual Conference

themed Driving a Decade of Change will be held from October 28 – 30. It is designed to move us from thought to action as philanthropists, social investors, private and family foundations, as well as corporates converge to re-strategize and redefine solutions for Africa’s most pressing issues.

What to expect at the

#APF20
Leading philanthropists will provide insights into dynamic ways philanthropy is addressing today’s social issues and how the sector is evolving to meet the challenges of tomorrow. They will have high level conversations on how the philanthropic community can position its resources to make a lasting impact today and beyond in creating the Africa we want.

Keynote Speeches and Conversations

Leading philanthropists will provide insights into dynamic ways philanthropy is addressing today’s social issues and how the sector is evolving to meet the challenges of tomorrow. They will have high level conversations on how the philanthropic community can position its resources to make a lasting impact today and beyond in creating the Africa we want.

Over 50 Speakers Experts through 5 Plenaries and 6 Breakout Sessions

Over a three-day period, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts as we delve into pertinent topics surrounding resetting Africa in the midst of the pandemic, achieving food security in Africa, and galvanizing Africa’s growing youth population. 

Knowledge Sharing to Drive Action

Access and learn from the collective knowledge and experiences of APF’s vibrant network that spreads across 13 countries in Africa and with global footprints in Asia, Europe and North America.

Speed Networking Sessions

Leverage APF’s convening power to learn and share experiences with attendees during dedicated networking sessions and all through the three-day conference.

Collaboration Opportunities for Increased Impact

Connect with like-minded individuals, foundations and corporations that share your passion for development in Africa and explore opportunities for strategic collaborations and pooling of resources around common goals.

Day 1

Time is shown in West African Time Zone

1:00 PM – Opening

1:10 PM – Keynote Address – Driving a Decade of Change

1:20 PM – Opening Fireside Chat

Plenary
1:50 PM – Resetting Africa: Seizing Opportunities in a Pandemic

3:00 PM –  Speed Networking

3:25 PM – Video Interlude

Breakout Sessions (running concurrently)
3:35 PM – Preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution

3:35 PM – Looking Inwards: Investing in Medical Research to Drive Local Solutions to Endemic Diseases

3:35 PM – Lessons from the Pandemic: How Public, Private Partnerships Worked for Impact

Closed Session (running concurrently with breakout sessions)
3:35 PM – Advancing Systems Change in Africa through Philanthropy

Day 2

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1:00 PM – What Climate Change Means for Food Security in Africa – A Conversation

1:30 PM – Video Interlude

Plenary
1:40 PM – Food Security: Can Africa Feed Itself and Feed the World?

2:50 PM –  Speed Networking


Breakout Sessions
(running concurrently)
3:10 PM – Repositioning Farmers to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

3:10 PM – Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Climate Change

3:10 PM – Climate Change and Hunger: Why We Need to Act Now *

Day 3

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Plenaries
1:00 PM – Making Africa Work for its Bulging Youth Population

2:10 PM – Education and Social Fabric and how we can Leverage Technology?

3:20 PM – Defining the Narrative: Our Africa, Our Stories


4:30 – Closing Conversation 

Leveraging Philanthropy for Greater Good

5:00 PM -Closing

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1:00 PM
Opening
1:00 PM
1:10 PM
Keynote Address - Driving a Decade of Change
1:10 PM
1:20 PM
Opening Fireside Chat
1:20 PM
1:50 PM
Plenary - Resetting Africa: Seizing Opportunities in a Pandemic
1:50 PM
3:00 PM
Speed Networking
3:00 PM
3:25 PM
Video Interlude
3:25 PM
3:35 PM
Breakout Sessions (running concurrently)
i. Preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution
ii. Looking Inwards: Investing in Medical Research to Drive Local Solutions to Endemic Diseases
iii. Lessons from the Pandemic: How Public, Private Partnerships Worked for Impact
3:35 PM
3:35 PM
Closed Session (running concurrently with breakout sessions)
Advancing Systems Change in Africa through Philanthropy
3:35 PM
1:00 PM
Opening
1:00 PM
1:10 PM
Keynote Address - Driving a Decade of Change
1:10 PM
1:20 PM
Opening Fireside Chat
1:20 PM
1:50 PM
Plenary - Resetting Africa: Seizing Opportunities in a Pandemic
1:50 PM
3:00 PM
Speed Networking
3:00 PM
3:25 PM
Video Interlude
3:25 PM
3:35 PM
Breakout Sessions (running concurrently)
i. Preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution
ii. Looking Inwards: Investing in Medical Research to Drive Local Solutions to Endemic Diseases
iii. Lessons from the Pandemic: How Public, Private Partnerships Worked for Impact
3:35 PM
3:35 PM
Closed Session (running concurrently with breakout sessions)
Advancing Systems Change in Africa through Philanthropy
3:35 PM

What to expect at the

#APF20

Leading philanthropists will provide insights into dynamic ways philanthropy is addressing today’s social issues and how the sector is evolving to meet the challenges of tomorrow. They will have high level conversations on how the philanthropic community can position its resources to make a lasting impact today and beyond in creating the Africa we want.