The upcoming Philanthropy Forum, organised on 29 November 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya in the margins of the Global Partnership’s Second High-Level Meeting will raise awareness about the financial and non-financial contribution of philanthropy to sustainable development in Africa. The Forum will also explore three key challenges to partnering that prevents philanthropy from igniting its full potential:
Building effective partnerships on the ground;
Improving the availability and quality of philanthropic data; and
Enabling environment for civil society and philanthropy.
Organised in the margins of the Second High-Level Meeting(HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, the Philanthropy Forum provides a unique occasion for foundations to identify and convey key policy messages and expectations of the philanthropic sector to policy makers and other development actors. Foundations participating in the Philanthropy Forum will be invited to participate in the all the events of the HLM2, including the high-level ministerial segment on 30 November and 1 December 2016.
The Philanthropy Forum is hosted by the Government of Kenya and organised by the OECD Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), the Foundation Center, the Kenya Philanthropy Forum, the SDG Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).