IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRICA PHILANTHROPY NETWORK AND WINGS
The future of philanthropy in Africa
Where is African philanthropy headed?
Africa has had to deal with the effects of the pandemic, growing inequality (which the pandemic has made worse) and the growing threat of climate change. In addition, individual African countries have faced their own challenges. How has African philanthropy coped with these problems and what shape should it take to deal with those that lie ahead?
This event is part of Alliance’s special 25th anniversary series, exploring what the future of philanthropy holds in six different regions across the world. This webinar, in partnership with Africa Philanthropy Network and WINGS, will focus on Africa and explore the following questions.
How can African societies draw on their traditions of mutual aid and horizontal giving to counter the problems that afflict their communities and can these be adapted to more modern notions of community and online forms of giving?
Given those traditions, how can more formal community philanthropy organisations (like community foundations) provide a way forward, both for raising resources and stimulating local agency?
Recent research suggests that wealthy Africans, with certain notable exceptions, play only a limited role in the continent’s philanthropy. Why is this and what is needed to encourage them to step forward?
What can African philanthropists and philanthropic organisations learn from Covid-19 about the need to support healthcare in their countries?
What are the most urgent areas for the attention of African philanthropy?
How does the ecosystem need to evolve to promote more effective philanthropy in the future?
Executive Director of Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), Board Member of Africa Philanthropy Network
Programmes Director, Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)
Director and Adjunct Professor of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI), Wits Business School
Executive Director, Africa Philanthropy Network (APN)
Associate Editor, Alliance magazine