philanthropy and the New Economy


Thursday, 20 May 2021

Online plenary - Open to all


(RE)IMAGINING   WINGSForum2020/2021 

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

Catch up on the first two events on Power and the Role of Philanthropy and Philanthropy and the Digital Revolution here


Join us for the third and final event in this series on 20 May 2021 13:00 - 15:00 UTC to explore the role of philanthropy in imagining and implementing new economic models. An exciting keynote speaker will kick off proceedings, helping us imagine the possible futures that lie ahead. We will then hear from a diverse panel to dive deeper into some of the key challenges and opportunities new economic models present for pursuing a just and equitable world. Stay tuned to find out more.


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

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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. 


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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