TrustAfrica and its partner organizations will host the second African Philanthropy Conference (virtual) from 3rd to 5th August. The theme of the conference is "Surviving COVID19 – The Role of African Philanthropy". As part of the Conference program, TrustAfrica would host two sessions and give special recognition to our Senior Brother, Colleague, and friend, Dr. Akwasi Aidoo, and celebrate his remarkable contribution to advancing African philanthropy and his contribution to the continent's development. Click here to book yous eat.
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3-5 August 2021
TrustAfrica, in partnership with the African Philanthropy Forum (APF), the Centre for African Philanthropy and Social Investments (CAPSI) at the Wits Business School, the Southern Africa Trust (SAT), the African Philanthropy Network and the Harvard University's Centre for African Studies, will be hosting the African Philanthropy Conference to be held under the theme "Surviving COVID19 – The Role of African Philanthropy" from the 3rd to 5th of August 2021. The Conference will focus on:
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