A New Agenda for African Philanthropy: Catalyzing Funding to Accelerate Africa’s Transformation



A New Agenda for African Philanthropy: Catalyzing Funding to Accelerate Africa's Transformation

As the African Philanthropy Forum convenes in Marrakech, Morocco, the theme echoes a call to action. It urges stakeholders to embrace a new era of philanthropy—one that is agile, collaborative, and focused on catalyzing funding to accelerate Africa’s transformation.

This conference serves as a platform for meaningful dialogue and an avenue to strengthen North-South and South-South collaborations with the potential to shape a brighter and more prosperous future for the continent.


Marrakech, Morocco


20 - 24 January, 2024

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Philanthropists, Thought-Leaders and Changemakers
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Event Sessions


Why Attend the APF Conference

Attend the APF Conference in Marrakech to gain up-to-date insights from thought leaders, network with organizations, participate in interactive sessions, and access exclusive resources to help you maximise your role in Africa’s philanthropic ecosystem.

Information you won’t find anywhere else

The conference will be an avenue for attendees to gain insights into the latest trends, developments, and innovations in areas of interest to the African philanthropic ecosystem based on in-depth research conducted by APF.


High Quality, Interactive Sessions Just for You

Attendees get the chance to learn from and engage with 50+ speakers from various parts of Africa and the rest of the world who are a mix of thought leaders, philanthropists, and practitioners at the forefront of various sectors.

Network with Organizations in the Ecosystem

Whether you are looking to explore partnerships, collaborations, or simply expand your professional network, the APF conference offers ample opportunities for meaningful connections through speed networking sessions, curated sessions between funders etc.


To advance gender equality and women’s leadership on the continent, African Philanthropy Forum (APF), gathered stakeholders in the African philanthropy community to intensify partnerships for greater impact in the gender equity and empowerment space.

Past Speakers

Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Executive Chair & Co-Founder of Higherlife Foundation
Pauline Wanja
Pauline Wanja
CEO, Future First Kenya
Adebola Williams
Adebola Williams
Chairman, AW Network, and Co-founder, RED | For Africa
Alice Nkulikiyinka
Alice Nkulikiyinka
Country Director, Business Professionals Network & Board Member, Rwanda Development Board
Prof. Agnes Binagwaho
Prof. Agnes Binagwaho
Vice Chancellor & co-founder, University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)
Kemi DaSilva-Ibru
Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru MD, MPH
Founder, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF)
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Travels and Accomodation

Travel Advisory

Traveling to Morrocco for the APF Conference? Please take note of the following essential visa details:

Morocco is a popular tourist destination, and many countries enjoy visa-free entry for stays ranging from 30 to 90 days. Verify your eligibility on the current visa-free list here. If your country is not listed, a visa application is required. Citizens of Congo, Guinea, and Mali can obtain electronic visas. Regardless of your country’s visa status, ensure your passport has at least two blank pages and six months of validity.

  • Complete the Morocco visa application form.
  • Gather required documents (i.e. your passport, passport-size pictures, return flight ticket, proof of accommodation, proof of sufficient financial means, travel insurance, and proof of paid Morocco visa fee.)
  • Submit all documents to the Moroccan embassy/consulate.
  • Pay the visa fee (The cost of a Visa for Single Entry which is valid for up to 90 days is 220 Moroccan Dirhams/25 dollars.)
  • Receive the visa before your travel.

Upon payment of the conference registration fee, APF will provide you with a letter of introduction attesting to your attendance at the conference to aid you in your application.

No vaccinations such as yellow fever or COVID-19 are required for travel to Morocco. You are however advised to avoid drinking untreated tap water. Safe-to-drink water is easily accessible in hotels and riads in Morocco.

Morocco is a relatively conservative country, therefore it is advised that all participants dress modestly, particularly in religious sites such as mosques. Ask for permission before taking photos of people.

The local currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Exchange currency at authorized outlets and be aware that credit cards are not universally accepted, especially in rural areas.

Autumn begins around October in Morocco. Temperatures drop below 200C during the day. In desert cities like Marrakech, daytime temperatures can become as high as 29°C at times, but there are cooler days, as well. And evenings cool off to the point where you will be much happier if you have a sweater or light jacket to slip on after dark therefore it is advised that you pack accordingly.


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