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2018 Conference Agenda*

Please note there is no on-site registration.  Pre-registration is required 

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Tuesday, April 17 

8:15 am to 9:00 am

Registration, Coffee & Networking

9:00 am to 10:45 am

Welcome & Conference Overview

Opening Session:

The Challenges and Rewards of Grantmaking Relationships

10:45 am to 11:15 am


11:15 am to 12:15 pm

The Impact of U. S. Immigration Policy on African Communities

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch & Table Discussions – (topics to be announced)

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Mobilizing Philanthropy in Support of Social Justice

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nuances of Diaspora Giving: Culture, Responsibility & Philanthropy 

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm


3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

The Dynamics, Tensions, and Potential of Philanthropy in Africa 

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Wrap Up  

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 18 

8:15 am to 9:00 am

Registration, Coffee & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am to 9:10 am


9:00 am to 10:15 am

Life After Ebola: Supporting Community Resilience

10:15 am to 10:30 am


10:30 am to 11:30 am

Funding in Conflict-Prone Environments

11:45 am to 12:45 pm

Member Organized Concurrent Sessions

1. Supporting Women Entrepreneurs: One Size Does Not Fit All

2. Local Organizations Driving Change

3. Funding Rights-based Approaches to Mental Health

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Lunch & Table Discussions (topics to be announced)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Advancing Business Journalism in Africa

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm


3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Protesting the Status Quo, Shaping Global Change: Africa’s Next Generation

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

AGAG2020: Tapping into the Wisdom of the Community

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

Closing Reception –  Off-Site – Midtown Manhattan 

*agenda is subject to change