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

Kofi Appenteng

President and Chief Executive Officer, Africa-America Institute

Norman Moyo

Group Executive, Econet

Mark Muriithi Laichena

Country Director, Give Directly, Kenya

George Kronnisanyon Werner

 Minister of Education, Liberia

Moky Makura

Communications Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Lt. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma

Chairman, Board of Trustees, TY Danjuma Foundation

Chidiogo Akunyili

Founder, She ROARs

Ms. Nyokabi Kenyatta

Director, Kenyetta Trust

Osayi Alile

CEO, ACT Foundation

Adefunke Adeyemi

Regional Director, International Air Transportation Association (IATA)

Gbenga Sesan

Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative

Matt Davies

Experience Director, M-Changa

Seapei Mafoyane

CEO, Shanduka Black Umbrellas

Katja Schiller Nwator

Philanthropy Advisor and Founder, Philanthropy Circuit

HRH Queen Thandekile Zulu

Queen of Zulu, Zulu Kingdom

Qudus Onikeku

Founder and Artistic Director, YK Projects Paris and QDanceCenter Lagos

Dr. Paulin Basinga

Nigeria Country Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Aditya S Chellaram

Executive Director and CEO, Chellarams Plc

Adekanla Adegoke

Head, Oando Foundation

Ameyaw Debrah

Blogger and Social media Influencer,

Nana Spio Garbrah

Principal Partnerships Officer, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Co-Founder, African Women's Development Fund, (AWDF).

Akintunde Oyebode

Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)

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