We are proud to have participated in one of the top philanthropic events in Africa
Nedbank Private Wealth’s award-wining Philanthropy Office participated in the African Philanthropy Forum (APF)’s annual conference, which took place on 1 and 2 August. This year’s conference theme, ‘Potential and reality: bridging the gap’, was particularly inspiring because it is aligned with a forward-looking approach to connecting, learning and collaborating to bridge the gap between Africa’s potential and reality.
Foundation effectiveness – what it takes
Noxolo Hlongwane, Head of Philanthropy at Nedbank Private Wealth, participated in a forum discussion on effective foundations. Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo, Executive Director of ONE Africa, also joined the conversation, which was facilitated by Vuyiswa Sidzumo, Programme Officer for the Ford Foundation South Africa.
The session focused on what it takes to build effective foundations, based on the speakers’ experience and lessons learnt. The quality of a foundation’s management, and the processes and standards they implement and enforce, was a focus point as a key enabler of successful foundations.
The panel discussed questions like:
Through conversations with the conference participants, the speakers also had the opportunity to share tips and strategies to enhance effectiveness of philanthropic work.
We were also involved in an exclusive dinner after the event
The Chairperson of the APF, Tsitsi Masiyiwa hosted the dinner, in collaboration with Nedbank Private Wealth.
About the African Philanthropy Forum (APF)
The APF provides a platform for a strong and vibrant community of givers to meet and discuss ways to foster inclusive and sustainable development on the African continent through their strategic investments, partnerships and influence. The APF aspires to:
To date the APF has hosted conferences in eight African countries, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The APF is an affiliate of the Global Philanthropy Forum, which consists of an international network of over 1 800 philanthropists.
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