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2017 Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 *

 8:30 am   Registration & Networking Cafe   
9:00 Welcome & Opening Session: Shifting Narratives on Africa: Media, Policy & Philanthropy
10:30 Break
10:45 Supporting Rights in Uncertain Political Environments
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 Concurrent Workshops 
  1. Communicating the Continent’s Complexities 
  2. Examining a System Change Model
  3. For Funders New to Africa: Figuring Out Your Entry Point
3:00 An Unlikely Scenario: Achieving Impact Without Strong Community Organizations
3:30  Talking Stick: Recent & Relevant
5:00 Reception 
6:00  Dinner –  Conversation With Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation 
8:00 Evening Ends 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 *

8:30 am Registration & Networking Cafe 
9:00 Mobilizing  Civil Society Across the Continent – The Africans Rising Movement
10:00 The Role of Community Philanthropy in Advancing Africa’s Development Agenda
11:30 Lunch
1:00 pm Getting Collaboration Right: Navigating the Intersections Between Funding Women’s Rights and Environment and Social Justice
2:15 Break
2:30 Helping Partner Organizations to Build Capacity and Thrive
3:45 Closing Session: Looking to the Future
5:00 Conference Ends
5:00 – 7:00  Networking Reception (off site) 
   * Agenda subject to change