By:AGN Secretariat     Date Published:01-Jun-2015     Comments:0   

As the Third Biennial Assembly of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN), commences business on 1st July, 2015, in Arusha, Tanzania, the opening "Armchair Conversation" will debate the theme “Philanthropy in Africa 2015 – People, Policy and Practice." 

This plenary will explore how new narratives are taking shape about philanthropy in Africa, and especially the continent’s unique role and contribution in the areas of social giving and community resilience. What are the pillars and who are the drivers of African philanthropy? In the context of growing wealth alongside increasing inequality, what is the role that the different philanthropic actors in Africa must play in order to bring about lasting and sustainable change? What is the role of the State, the private sector as well as civil society in ensuring that philanthropic practice responds to the needs of the most marginalised citizens? This armchair discussion with commence with a brief and provocative introductory submission highlighting key concerns for debate and dialogue.

DOWNLOAD the provisional assembly programme for a snapshot of the exciting debates and discussions on African philanthropy 

By: AGN Secretariat
African Grantmakers Network (AGN) - Voice and Action for African Philanthropy - is a continent-wide network of African grantmaking organizations that facilitates networking and experience-sharing among established and emerging African philanthropic institutions. AGN aims at consolidating the voice for African philanthropy to address social injustice and development issues on the continent


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