The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) will hold a regional learning session in Johannesburg on Thursday August 3, 2017.
The session themed “The Changing Face of Philanthropy: Unusual Champions Driving Inclusive Change”, convenes an array of change agents, “the unusual champions” who are shaping a new narrative on African philanthropy in their own unique ways.
From renowned visionary leaders, thought leaders to NBA legends and stars originally from the African continent; attendees will witness thought provoking panel discussions that showcase the power of collaboration and innovation in driving inclusive change throughout the continent.
Among those expected to participate include renowned NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo, dynamic humanitarian and social entrepreneur Prince Cedza Dlamini, popular South African actress Pearl Thusi and Strive Masiyiwa Philanthropist & Chairman of Econet Group, whose experiences in African philanthropy and working with young social entrepreneurs will leave participants both informed and inspired to seek the endless possibilities in ushering a new era in African philanthropy.
Since February 2016, the APF has established a strong presence on the continent, through a number of regional meetings, partnerships with local organizations and investment in the development African Philanthropy.
“What excites me about philanthropy is the flexibility and quick response in funding critical issues that governments and donor agencies are sometimes not able to provide solutions to and also having the unique opportunity make strategic investments that can move the needle.” –said APF Chairperson Tsitsi Masiyiwa.
As new opportunities to drive social change emerge, people from all sectors; sports, creative arts,entrepreneurship are combining their passions with giving back to their communities. Governments have also
become integral collaborators in philanthropy. During the learning session, participants will explore the role ofprivate, public partnerships and discuss how private and public sectors can work together to make the continentbetter.
Established in 2014, The African Philanthropy Forum is a community of African philanthropists and socialinvestors who seek to explore ‘equitable sustainable development in Africa.’ APF seeks to inform, inspire andtransform the future of philanthropy by bringing together Africa’s leading voices in social change to connect and share ideas that enhance the development of Africa’s communities.