netFWD meeting, 28 September 2016

 

CATALYTIC PHILANTHROPY IN AFRICA
HARNESSING FOUNDATIONS' POTENTIAL TO ACHIEVE THE SDGs

netFWD side event to the 16th International Economic Forum on Africa  

The summary record of this meeting can be found here.  

 

Session 1 : African philanthropy in support of the 2030 Agenda: trends and opportunities


The philanthropic sector is expanding fast in Africa, but the growth pace, regional contexts, and traditions greatly vary across the continent. Session 1 will provide an overview of the trends and specificities of philanthropy in North, East and Southern Africa, from venture philanthropy to more traditional grantmaking, as well as how foundations are contributing to achieving the 2030 Agenda. It will also discuss emerging lessons from the netFWD pilots on government-philanthropy collaboration in Kenya and South Africa.

Session 2: How can foundations foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa?


Foundations are characterised by their risk taking ability and innovation. This enables many of them to support social enterprises and thus become drivers of entrepreneurship and champions of social impact investment on the continent. Session 2 will take stock of these efforts and explore how they can be scaled up, in the context of the Addis Action Agenda.

 

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