Make plans to join us on October 9-11, 2023 for the final convening of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group. We’ll convene at the Maslow Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme for this culminating and historic event is "Footprints of Our Legacy."
Reflecting on the saying that "your legacy is the impact you have made on others," we'll examine the footprints of AGAG's work over two decades against the backdrop of the broader philanthropy landscapes. The discussions will explore how AGAG's emergence and evolution reflected changes in American private funding interests in Africa. Using excerpts from interviews with grantmaking practitioners we'll examine how AGAG's people-centered approach shaped its reputation as a forum for new and experienced practitioners and a space where assumptions, power dynamics, and narratives about Africa were challenged. But we won’t just look back we will use the past as a departure point to talk about the future. How are we building upon the footprints of our legacies to address the critical, cross-cutting issues affecting communities across Africa? How can we support each other in meaningful ways?
“Footprints of our Legacy” promises to be a unique opportunity for grantmaking practitioners and others who are part of the philanthropy landscape to come together. This occasion is not only in tribute to AGAG’s two decades of work but also in acknowledgment and celebration of the individual and collective efforts that made AGAG possible. Don't miss the opportunity to join us!