Ahead of the 2022 APN Assembly which will run from the 8th – the 10th of November in Uganda, we checked in with our members and partners on what the 2022 APN Assembly theme “African Philanthropy: Driving Change ” meant to them.
Grace Wakesho Maingi, Executive Director, of Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) said, “African philanthropy driving change means that we as Africans are prioritizing the use of home-grown solutions to address our most pertinent challenges. We are recognising the resources we have in the continent which include financial, intellectual, and human resources to improve humanity in the continent. She further stated that African philanthropy should focus on solidifying pan-African efforts to address poverty, development, and social justice issues in the continent. “Our money, time, and energy should be harnessed, organized, and applied towards improving livelihoods, education outcomes, health, climate, governance, and justice matters in order to holistically improve lives.”