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(RE)IMAGINING   WINGSForum2020/2021 

Join us on 24 November for the first in our series of WINGSForum online events!

The in-person WINGSForum will shift from November 2020 to 2021, and a series of virtual experiences will fill the gap! 

 

The first event in our Virtual Summit is on Power and the Role of Philanthropy and will take place on 24 November at 13.00 UTC. Be sure you don't miss out and register to join us now!

 

Join us to explore how the philanthropic field needs to address and transform imbalanced power dynamics within the sector and beyond, many of which continue to be impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Hear from a panel of thought leaders on how power plays out in the philanthropic and nonprofit world, and what the strategies and practices are that can begin to shift these dynamics. 

 

The open-access plenary session will be followed by exclusive workshops for WINGS members. These will have up to 10 participants from across the WINGS network. There will be workshops covering both Eastern and Western time zones. 

 

This is the first in our Virtual Summit series, with more open plenary sessions taking place in early 2021. Save the dates and subscribe for updates to keep up to date with our activities.

 

We are delighted to reveal our fantastic speakers for the first in our WINGSForum Virtual Summit series on 24 November.

Join us to explore how the philanthropic field needs to address and transform imbalanced power dynamics within the sector and beyond, many of which continue to be impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Hear from a panel of thought leaders on how power plays out in the philanthropic and nonprofit world, and what the strategies and practices are that can begin to shift these dynamics.

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JESSICA HORN

Jessica Horn has worked for two decades across civil society, multilateral and donor platforms to advance women’s rights with a focus on health and freedom from violence. Jessica is former Director of Programmes for the African Women’s Development Fund. She currently chairs the Program Committee on the Fund for Global Human Rights board and is a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health.

AKWASI AIDOO

Dr. Akwasi Aidoo is a philanthropy professional, rights and peace advocate, and poet. He is Senior Fellow at Humanity United, and was the founding Executive Director of TrustAfrica. His previous roles include head of the health sciences program of the International Development Research Center’s office for West and Central Africa, Director of Ford Foundation’s West Africa office, and Director of Ford Foundation’s Special Initiative for Africa. Akwasi serves on the Boards of Human Rights Watch, International Development Research Centre, and many more international organizations. Akwasi has also taught at universities in Ghana, Tanzania and the USA.

MAURICE MAKOLOO

Maurice Makoloo is the Ford Foundation's representative in Eastern Africa, overseeing all grant making in the region from Ford's office in Nairobi. Maurice has worked to advance progressive reforms and secure rights and opportunities for all people in the region. His priorities have encompassed strengthening democracy and the efficacy of local civic organizations; addressing gender inequalities, particularly pertaining to low-income women; improving livelihood opportunities for rural and urban poor people

NAILA FAROUKY

With over 20 years of experience in project management, media production, and strategic communication, Naila Farouky is a Peabody Award-winning executive who has built a career across several continents. In 2014, Naila assumed the role of CEO for the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) – a regional, membership-based association of foundations and philanthropic entities working across the Arab Region. Naila is also the Chair of the WINGS Board of Directors.

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  WINGSForum REGISTRATION

The WINGSForum online events will combine diverse ways of virtual convening in order to have rich global conversations on the three themes of Power (24 November 2020), Technology (18 February 2021) and Economy (20 April 2021). For each topic, we will have an inspiring plenary session with expert panelists followed by exclusive workshops for WINGS members. 

What to expect  

WINGSForum2020/2021: IMAGINE will:

Challenge us to think beyond the conventional wisdom of what philanthropy is and offer exciting opportunities to explore what it can — and must — become. 

Provide a platform to imagine, explore and experiment with different paths for moving forward as individuals, organizations, and societies in a local, national and global interaction. 

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WINGS is proud to partner with the Africa Philanthropy Network to host WINGSForum 2020/2021. APN brings together 67 members organizations serving different forms of African philanthropy. Together APN members represent civil society and community partners in more than 50 African countries.

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