Speaker Profile: Leymah Gbowee
By:African Grantmakers Network     Date Published:16-Jun-2015     Comments:0   

Leymah Gbowee (Nobel Laureate, 2011, Leymah Gbowee Foundation)

 "Philanthropy in Africa: People, Policy and Practice"

Date: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Venue: Arusha International Conference Centre

Speakers: Hon Zitto Kabwe (MP, Tanzania), Mr Ali Mfuruki (Infotech Investment Group Ltd and Leymah Gbowee (Nobel Laureate, 2011, Leymah Gbowee Foundation).

Moderator: Bola Mosuro (BBC Focus on Africa and Newsday) 

Session Overview:

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 plenary armchair discussion with commence with a brief and provocative introductory submission highlighting key concerns for debate and dialogue.

By: African Grantmakers Network
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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