Activist and humanitarian Graça Machel,
Nobel laureate, Leymah Gbowee and HRH Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda  will be
among keynote speakers and presenters at this year’s African Grantmakers
Network (AGN)  third General Assembly, which will take place in Arusha,
Tanzania at the Arusha International Conference Centre, Arusha.
The meeting will be held from July 1-3,
2015 under the theme: “Philanthropy in Africa 2015 – People, Policy and
Practice.” It will be hosted by 
the African Women’s Development Fund and
the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS).

The AGN conference will bring together
philanthropists, grantmaking bodies  and other sectors for a three day
meeting during which they will

share experiences and good practise in
contributions to philanthropy in Africa. Attendees will discuss the
contribution made by the wide range of critical constituencies such as women,
youth and other marginalised groups, and tackle crucial  issues such as
the impact of governance on philanthropy.

Theo Sowa, current Chair of AGN said ‘this
is one of the platforms AGN has created for renewed and vibrant conversations
about philanthropy in Africa, and the AGN board is delighted that at this
Assembly at least three new publications on African philanthropy will be

A major highlight of the Assembly will be
the African Philanthropy awards, a recognition given by AGN to individuals and
organisations that have contributed to development and philanthropy on the

Founded in 2009, the African Grantmakers
Network (AGN) is a continent-wide network of 
African grantmaking organisations
that facilitates networking, learning  and good practise amongst
established and emerging African philanthropic institutions. The AGN promotes
 the voices of African philanthropy  on the continent and globally.
AGN’s first steering committee members were
the African Womens’ Development Fund (AWDF), Kenya Community Development
Foundation (KCDF), TrustAfrica (TA),the Southern Africa Trust (SAT), the
Foundation for Civil Society (FCS),  and Akiba Uhaki Foundation (AUF).
 The current board members include the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and
Community Development Foundation Western Cape in South Africa.

For more information and to see the full
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For media enquiries or request for
interviews contact:

Joyce Ambale
+254 705 216 215


Amba Mpoke-Bigg
+255 682 327 082


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