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WINGSForum 2023 | transform 

The theme of WINGSForum 2023, TRANSFORM, is an acknowledgement of the need for us, as philanthropic organisations, to transform ourselves, our practices, and our institutions in order to rise to the challenge of tackling multiple urgent global challenges.

 

WINGSForum 2023 will aim to respond to the call by practitioners, institutions and the sector at large to find common narratives, imagination, solutions and pathways to change. The event will include and welcome a variety of philanthropic actors: foundations, funders and philanthropy support organisations. The latter includes networks, associations, giving platforms, and think tanks, and the diversity of philanthropy infrastructure organisations including informal solidarity networks.

Three key tracks will guide these discussions:

enable   change

walk   The   talk

create the future 

This track will focus on shifting from a mindset of achieving results to enabling others - to spark deeper, broader, and faster change. These sessions will challenge power dynamics through thinking about decolonisation, trust-based philanthropy, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and risk-taking.

Here participants will reflect on the how rather than the what of transformation. It will emphasise personal and organisational transformation and highlight the need to align values and missions across wealth creation, management, investments, leadership, and equity.

In this track, we’ll navigate existential threats, how they translate to our realities and how we can address them through a holistic, long-term approach. Topics include climate change, conflicts, economic models, inequality, AI and technological disruptions.

SPEAKERS

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Degan Ali, Executive Director, Adeso

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Jessica Horn, Regional Director, East Africa, Ford Foundation

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Jacqueline Asiimwe, Chief Executive Officer, CivSource Africa

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Indy Johar,Founding Director, Dark Matter Labs

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Andrew Chunilall, CEO, Community Foundations of Canada

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Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson, EdelGive Foundation 

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Asha Curran, Chief Executive Officer, GivingTuesday

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Txai Suruí, Founder, Movimento da Juventude Indígena de Rondônia

WINGSForum 2023 programme

Day 1: Tuesday, October 03, 2023

 

Morning 

Networking | Registration, networking & coffee 

 

Plenary | Welcome ceremony: A journey of hope and transformation

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Speakers: Jessica Horn (Ford), Asha Curran (Giving Tuesday)

 

Plenary | Opening session: Holding ourselves accountable to future generations

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Speakers: Jessica Horn (Ford), Asha Curran (Giving Tuesday)

 

Networking |  Networking & Coffee break

Plenary | Addressing the greatest challenges of our time and rediscovering the role of philanthropy in creating our shared future

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Afternoon

Networking | Lunch

 

Breakout sessions | Members-led breakout sessions

Session 1 Title

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-Speakers. Britney Spears (BRITNEY), Pink Floyd (Dar side of the moon, Tash Sultana (ABDC), 

Session 2 Title

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-Speakers. Britney Spears (BRITNEY), Pink Floyd (Dar side of the moon, Tash Sultana (ABDC), 

Session 3 Title

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-Speakers. Britney Spears (BRITNEY), Pink Floyd (Dar side of the moon, Tash Sultana (ABDC), 

 

Plenary | Unraveling the paradox of philanthropy: Transforming from within the system

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Speakers: Jessica Horn (Ford), Asha Curran (Giving Tuesday)

 

Inspiration | Garden of experimentation 

 

Networking | Gala dinner

WINGSForum 2023 programme

Day 1: Tuesday, October 03, 2023

 

Morning 

Networking | Registration, networking & coffee 

 

Plenary | Welcome ceremony: A journey of hope and transformation

 

Plenary | Opening session: Holding ourselves accountable to future generations

 

Networking |  Networking & Coffee break

 

Plenary | Addressing the greatest challenges of our time and rediscovering the role of philanthropy in creating our shared future

Afternoon

Networking | Lunch

 

Breakout sessions | Members-led breakout sessions

 

 

Plenary | Unraveling the paradox of philanthropy: Transforming from within the system

 

Inspiration | Garden of experimentation 

 

Networking | Gala dinner

Day 2: Wednesday, October 04, 2023

 

Morning

Networking | Breakfast sessions, Coffee, Registration
 

Plenary | Reimagining wealth: Unveiling the dynamics of creation, redistribution, investment and decision-making

 

Plenary | Driving change from within: Role and influence of boards and trustees in championing transformation  

 

Plenary | Embracing transformational leadership: Navigating risk, reward, and failure

 

Networking | Coffee break

 

Breakout sessions | Members-led breakout sessions

Afternoon

Networking | Lunch

 

Unconference | Footsteps of transformation: Building a global movement together

 

Inspiration | Garden of experimentation 

 

Plenary | Transforming narratives: The power of African philanthropy sponsored by Barry Gaberman Series  

 

Networking | Cocktails & dinner

 

Day 3: Thursday, October 05, 2023

 

Morning

Networking | Breakfast sessions, Coffee, Registration

 

Inspiration | Garden of experimentation

 

Plenary | Philanthropy’s enabler role: How can we pave the way for collaborations that create collective impact?  

 

Networking | Coffee break

 

Breakout sessions | Members-led breakout sessions

Plenary | Closing plenary: A decade of difference: Collective action shaping the next era  of Transformation

 

Networking | Lunch

 

Inspiration | Site visits (optional)

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WINGSForum 2023 will:

 

  1. Contextualise the discussions on transformation: Introduce and reflect on the discussions around the transformation agenda and provide a global framework that centres on the Philanthropy Transformation Initiative.

  2. Build a collective philosophy of transformation: Create a shared understanding and alignment among participants on philanthropy’s transformation and explore ways for movement building.

  3.  Offer reflections and strengthen connections: Create spaces for powerful and meaningful reflections, at an individual and collective level and enable connections to grow.

  4. Provoke thoughts and ideas: Activate the transformative impulse through thought-provoking and challenging discourse, challenging assumptions and planting new ideas.

WINGSForum 2023 will

 

Create spaces to reflect, share, discuss, debate and engage in the transformation journey which will need conscious, individual-level transformation to create broader change at an organisational and field level. 
 

Some of the topics we will address at WINGSForum 2023 are:

 

  • The role of philanthropy in the face of the polycrisis

  • The paradox of philanthropy: a symptom of or solution to inequality

  • Aligning values with how wealth is created and distributed

  • Transformational leadership and organisations

  • Risk seeking philanthropy

  • The role of boards in the transformation agenda

  • The enabler role of philanthropy in multi-stakeholder partnerships

  • Growing the philanthropy transformation movement

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