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3rd African Philanthropy Conference
August 3 - August 4$50 – $100
About The African Philanthropy Conference
The African Philanthropy Conference (APC) is an annual gathering of the continent’s leading philanthropic institutions. It is a platform for sharing of experiences, collective reflection, as well as the curation and development of philanthropic and social investment practices of the content’s people and partners. The Conference is further an opportunity for partners to nurture networks and support research to accelerate the understanding of the complexities of practices to aid the maturity of the field of African philanthropy and social investment. Over the years, African Philanthropy has been synonymous with the acceleration of policy related interventions for the development of the continent and the wellbeing of communities and citizens. Recently, particularly in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in the assessment of the relevance of African Philanthropy, and the impact that it has on the continent’s development agenda.
The first African Philanthropy Conference was held in 2019 under the theme “The State of Philanthropy in Africa” at Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. The second conference was hosted virtually in 2021 under the theme “The Role of African Philanthropy in Surviving COVID-19”. The third iteration of the African Philanthropy Conference will be hosted by CAPSI at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg in partnership with TrustAfrica, Higherlife Foundation, Africa Philanthropy Forum (APF), African Philanthropy Network (APN), East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) and Southern Africa Trust (the Trust) – with the objective of addressing system changes that are required in philanthropy in the new normal-especially as these changes relate to the continent’s institutions, policies and practices.
The discussions at the conference will centre on how African philanthropy is navigating beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, by specifically focusing on climate change, youth and technology. The conference is expected to yield systems change frameworks for an agile and receptive practice of philanthropy in Africa.