Social Justice Philanthropy? Why should it matter?

The Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace is very excited to be co-hosting a session along with the East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG)and the Africa Grantmakers Network (AGN) at the 2013 East Africa Philanthropy Conference in Mombasa, Kenya.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Session date: July 25th, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Today, Africa is a zone of much contestation. On the one hand we are witnessing increased external investment and amazing economic growth and on the other hand we are faced with increasing inequality and decreased accountability by those in power. In this context, what are the issues most relevant to a progressive and sustainable social change and development agenda in East Africa? And what is the level of engagement of our philanthropic practice around those issues?

Led by social justice philanthropy practitioners from East Africa, through group work and lively discussions, the session will explore shared interest and next steps toward developing a framework to advance the impact of philanthropy for social justice in the region.

Moderator: Sarah Mukasa, African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) and Africa Grantmakers Network (AGN)

Speakers: The session will build on participant experience and ensure that everyone has a voice.