African Philanthropy in a Changing Global Context

30th – 31st October, 2017

Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria


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

Event Schedule

30 October 2017

07:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

08:45 AM Speed Networking

09:15 AM Welcome Address

09:30 AM Opening Keynote Address

10:00 AM Plenary: 1 The Role of Government in Fostering Homegrown Philanthropy

11:30 AM Plenary 2: Migration & Natural Disasters: Philanthropists Taking the Lead

31 October 2017

07:30 AM Networking Opportunity over Breakfast

08:30 AM Plenary: 6 Youth Unemployment: A Challenge or an Opportunity?

09:30 AM Plenary 7: Philanthropy Stepping Up and In: Incentives to Foster Local Giving

10:50 AM Plenary 8: Plenary 8: The New Wave of Philanthropy: Lessons from Unusual Drivers of Change

12:00 PM Plenary 9: Democratization of philanthropy: Is it hurting or helping?

1:50 PM Nuts & Bolts Workshops

Event Speakers

HRH Queen Sylvia

Founder, Nnabagereka Development Foundation

Bernard Chidzero

Founder and CEO, Agis Investment

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Founder, LEAP Africa

Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Co-Founder, Higherlife Foundation

Sumitra Aswani

Head, Ishk Tolaram Foundation

Gbenga Oyebode

Founder, Aluko and Oyebode

Terri Khonsari

Founder, Families Without Borders

Martin Short

Chief Executive Officer, Power of Nutrition

Didi Magashoa

Founder, Didi and Friends Foundation

William Campbell

Chairman, END Fund

Mamadou Biteye OBE

Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation Africa

Innocent Chukwuma

Regional Director, Ford Foundation, West Africa

Tonye Cole

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sahara Group

English Sall

Co-Founder, Impact Thread

Jane Wales

CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs

Mo Abudu

Founder, Ebonylife TV and Inspire Africa Foundation

Julie Essiam

CEO, Ecobank Foundation

Dr. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie

Academic Director, Lagos Business School

Bolanle Austen-Peters

Founder, Terra Kulture

Bimpe Nkontchou

Managing Principal, W8 ADVISORY LLP

Biola Alabi

Founder, Biola Alabi Media

Onyeka Akumah

Co-Founder and CEO, FarmCrowdy.

Mwihaki Muraguri

Independent Philanthropy Adviser

Toyin Ojora Saraki

Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Lamia Rashid

Director, Africa Region, BRAC International

Chinwe Effiong

Assistant Dean, MasterCard Foundation Scholars and Youth Empowerment Programs.

Ambassador W. Stuart Symington

 U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

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