This report summarises the discussions that took place during a two-hour session of the Annual Philanthropy Conference 2013 organised in Mombasa by the East Africa Association of Grantmakers. The session on ‘Social Justice Philanthropy: Why should it matter?’, provided a diverse group of philanthropic grantmakers and development practitioners with an opportunity to develop a shared understanding of ways in which philanthropy may address systemic and structural issues of social justice.
Led by three panelists with significant experience in grantmaking within East Africa, the participants spoke about the ideological basis for the Social Justice Philanthropy agenda and the factors that currently limit understanding and practice of Social Justice Philanthropy. They highlighted the key issues for a continued discussion towards an African narrative on the practice, in a manner that would resonate with the realities of East Africa.
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