AFRICAN PHILANTHROPY FORUM HOLDS THEMATIC MEETING ON HUMANITARIAN AID IN NIGERIA
Lagos, June 21, 2019 – The African Philanthropy Forum is set to hold a Thematic Regional Meeting on Humanitarian Aid at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Entitled “Amplifying Humanitarian Aid in Nigeria,” the meeting will address the humanitarian crisis particularly in the north east of the country, examine tailored solutions and how collaboration among development agencies, corporate organizations, influencers, philanthropists and policy makers are essential to successfully provide sustainable and live-changing humanitarian aid in Nigeria.
In the north east alone, humanitarian crisis has affected more than 14 million Nigerians, and more than half of that number is in dire need of assistance. With over 1,920,000 individuals in Internally Displaced Person camps, 6,900,000 in need of health services, and 7,700,00 in need of humanitarian assistance in north eastern Nigeria, there is an urgent need for collaboration across sectors to ensure fast, reliable and sustainable interventions to current and future humanitarian emergencies in Nigeria.
“Although there has been impactful humanitarian assistance from organizations taking the lead to ameliorate the conditions of affected communities, more needs to be done to consolidate efforts and amplify humanitarian aid across the country. The APF Thematic Regional Meeting seeks to provide a platform to inform, inspire and facilitate collaborations between key players across various sectors to proactively and collectively ensure rapid humanitarian intervention as well as rehabilitation to mitigate human suffering.” Mosun Layode, Executive Director.
The Thematic Meeting will bring together a diverse group of visionary leaders from philanthropists to government officials and front-line change makers who are working directly with victims of humanitarian crisis, to learn and discuss how we can collectively create a solid framework to support affected communities in need. Organizations confirmed to attend include Aliko Dangote Foundation, BUA Foundation, Center for Disease Control, High Commission of Australia, High Commission of Canada, International Organization for Migration, MTN Foundation, Muhammadu Indimi Foundation, Neem Foundation, PIND Foundation, Red Cross Nigeria, T.Y. Danjuma Foundation, U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, USAID, Water Aid and Wellbeing Foundation.
The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) is a strong and vibrant community of partners who, through their strategic giving, investments and influence, foster shared prosperity on the African continent. Through its resources and high impact convenings across the Continent and beyond, APF raises awareness about the important role that strategic philanthropy can play in society. It is committed to creating an enabling environment to transform the culture of giving on the Continent to the extent that it exceeds development aid by 2030. To date, it has reached over 1,700 stakeholders in twelve African countries including Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana. Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. For more information, visit africanpf.org.
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African Philanthropy Forum (APF)
The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) was launched in 2014 and it brings together a diverse community of partners who are united by their passion and commitment to see inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. APF is affiliated with the Global Philanthropy Forum, a global community of over 1,800 donors and social investors committed to international causes.
The journey from APF’s first event in 2014 in Addis Ababa to the just concluded thematic regional meeting in Abidjan has been an interesting and impactful one. Since inception, APF has reached over 1,700 philanthropists, social investors and key stakeholders in the philanthropic space across Africa and the world. Through APF’s high impact convenings and initiatives, the organization has facilitated collaborations, amplified the work of change makers and shared best philanthropic practices and strategies for promoting homegrown development.
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