REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Conference Highlights

24th September 2019 | PRE-EVENTS

Class:
Identifying Your Philanthropy Framework: A Tool for Enhancing Impact


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors:

Renee Karibi-Whyte
Le Anne Alexander

Philanthropy, like all other sectors, is undergoing profound transformation and is faced with growing demands and shifting views on the value and obligations of donors... more

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EAPN Conference:
Opening Cocktail



East Africa Philanthropy Network:

An opportunity to network and engage with conference delegates. ... more

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25th September 2019 | DAY 1

Key Note Address:
Opportunities in Emerging Trends and Practices in philanthropy

Aga Khan Foundation East Africa Region:

Graham Wood, CEO.
The conference theme seeks to provide a platform for diversity in topics, exploring emerging trends and innovation, conceptual frameworks on practices policy and experience sharing on lessons learnt and best practices.... more



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Philanthropy Trends:
Exploring the Data

Candid:

Arif Ekram
Philanthropy continues to be a key component in the development ecosystem. There is growing demand for philanthropy to demonstrate its contribution to the development agenda... more

The Future of Philanthropy;
Global and Local Shifts in Practice

PANELIST:

1. The African Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investments, Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo.
2. Africa Philanthropy Network, Dr. Stigmata Tenga.
3. CivSource Africa, Jacqueline Asiimwe.

Session Moderator: Mwihaki Muraguri.

The trends and practices of individual and institutionalized philanthropy are changing as a result... more

Community Driven Philanthropy:
Strategic Opportunities for Positioning Private Funding Directly at Community Level

Blood:Water:

Nadia Kist.
The changing political climates have resulted in dramatic cuts to already heavily restricted bilateral funding to countries at alarming rates and without scaled exit... more

POWERING OUR COMMUNITIES:
Break Out Sessions.
Session 1:

Organizational Strengthening in Grant Making

PANELIST:

1. Lwala Community Alliance, Robert Kasambala.
2. Mutunga Masika and Associates, Joseph Masika.
3. Warande Advisory Centre, Chilande Kuloba.

Session Moderator: Nadia Kist - Blood: Water.

This participatory workshop invites participants to bring to the table their experiences with capacity building of grantee organizations... more

POWERING OUR COMMUNITIES:
Break Out Sessions.
Session 2:

Re-positioning the Community Foundation: The Southern African journey

SGS Consulting:

Shaun Samuels.
The session invites participants to take a journey to the Southern African movement of community foundations... more

POWERING OUR COMMUNITIES:
Break Out Sessions.
Session 3:

Inclusive philanthropy: opportunity for innovating in disability support

PANELIST:

1. CBM International - Tanzania Country Office, Nesia Mahenge.
2. Specials Children’s Trust - Florence Namaganda.
3. Tanzania Federation of Disabled People’s Organizations (SHIVYAWATA), Jonas Lubago.

Session Moderator: Rutachamagyo Kaganzi - Tanzania Inclusive.

This inspiring session brings to the fore strategies for enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the development field... more

Bridging the Trusts Gap:
Philanthropy’s response to demands for transparency and accountability

PANELIST:

1. Foundation for Civil Society, Francis Uhadi.
2. HIVOS East Africa, Mendi Njonjo.
3. Independent Development Fund, Ruth Birungi.

Session Moderator: Melvin Chibole - KCDF. .

This session shares on the emerging issues for philanthropy to consider in promoting accountability in the development sector...more

CORPORATE - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS;
on diversity and inclusion

Shanga:

Hannah Wood
This session seeks to demonstrate how private philanthropy is enhancing inclusivity in development... more

CORPORATE - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS;
on diversity and inclusion:

Visit to the Shanga

Shanga: ... more

Dinner:
Nurturing emerging leaders in philanthropy at the institutional and sector level

Hosted by: Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) - Tanzania

Guest Speaker: The African Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investments, Dr. Bhekinkosi
An interactive session that promotes the candid conversation on transition and succession management in the philanthropy sector, to ensure... more


 

26th September 2019 | DAY 2

Philanthropy and Business:
Blurring lines

UN Strategic Partnerships; SDG Partnership Platform:

Arif Neky.
This talk will focus on the landscape of impact investment drawing from global and local trends/practices and highlight key issues around... more

Evolving Ecosystem of Impact Investment in East Africa

PANELIST:

1. Allavida Kenya – Clement Nganga.
2. Ford Foundation – Hanna Ahere.
3. Philips East Africa – Ivy Syovata.

Session Moderator: Arif Neky - UN Strategic Partnerships; SDG Partnership Platform. .

The panel discussion will explore and examine various ways organizations in the region are adapting the approach, emerging issues, challenges and opportunities... more

ADVANCING INNOVATIVE PHILANTHROPY PRACTICES:
Break Out Sessions.
Session 1:

Cultivating individual giving through corporate engagements; reflections

PANELIST:

1. KENGEN Foundation, Anthony Ngecha.
2. VSO Kenya, George Awalla.

Session Moderator: James Gatere - I&M Bank Foundation.

The session explores ways in which corporate social engagements continues to provide an enabling environment for individual giving;... more

ADVANCING INNOVATIVE PHILANTHROPY PRACTICES:
Break Out Sessions.
Session 2:

Communicating impact – one story at a time!

Aga Khan Foundation:

Cynthia Adhiambo Onyango &
Martha Muiruri.

This session will seek to explore the power of storytelling in raising awareness and resources, while exploring ways in which foundations are investing in strategic storytelling... more

ADVANCING INNOVATIVE PHILANTHROPY PRACTICES:
Break Out Sessions.
Session 3:

How grassroots organizations work towards sustainable change for children and communities – and how funders can help them achieve it Firelight Foundation

Firelight Foundation:

Carolyne Ng’eny &
Ronald Kimambo.

In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of and support for community-based organizations (CBOs) working to create lasting change at the grassroots level in sub-Saharan Africa. However... more

Mapping the Critical Changes in Legal and Policy Environment for philanthropy in East Africa

PANELIST:

1. Civsource Africa, Jacqueline Nassimbwa.
2. Legal Services Facility, Benedict Ishabakaki.
3. UHAI EASHRI, Cleopatra Kambugu.

Session Moderator: Imelda Lulu Urrio - Hodari Tanzania.

A conducive legal and policy environment is vital to support the establishment and operations of philanthropic institutions, resource mobilization, taxation, financial systems, accountability and transparency... more

New practical Tools to Access the Legal Environment

ICNL:

Rebecca Vernon.
This Session will present a specialized tool designed to help philanthropy organizations decide where it may be most effective to engage in efforts to improve the legal environment in which they operate... more

PHILANTHROPY KAMKUNJI (Table Talks) - Tech for Philanthropy:
K1 #GivingTuesday

EAPN and FCS

K2 EA Philanthropy Data Portal

Candid and EAPN

K3 Multi-Tenant Platform (API), from 2020 Philanthropic

MCHANGA

Session Moderator: Melvin Chibole - KCDF.
Technology is evolving rapidly and is affecting all of us differently. Foundations and non-profits are not immune to these changes and have evolved to adapt to and benefit from new technologies. This session presents a marketplace of some of the available tech innovations that are available for use by Foundations and Non-profits within their operations.

WAY FORWARD Concluding session:
Leading together:

what’s next?

Evans Okinyi, CEO, East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN)


The session brings together a culmination of the discussions of the conference and establishes key actions that can be undertaken both corporately and amongst the individual organizations. It is the call to action towards philanthropy integrating practices and trends that will see the sector thrive. Session