The Summit is not being organized like a regular conference. The main purpose of the two days will be to build connections and foster conversations between participants towards a collective and linked up framework for people-led development. Community philanthropy – with its emphasis on local assets, strengthening communities and building trust – is one set of tools and principles that can help achieve this.
Through the open call for session proposals, we received many excellent ideas as to specific issues to focus on, examples of innovative tools and practice, topics for donors etc. Working with the Advisory Committee, and using the Summit hashtag #ShiftThePower as a framing statement, we have developed a framework which identifies 8 Pillars of “good development” (see below). The programme will revolve around these.
Day 1 – Thursday 1st December
Day 2 – Friday 2nd December
8.00 Transport to Turbine Hall
9.00 Lightening talks: Victoria Grant, Felicia Lucky, Jiangang Zhu
9.30 Plenary, Rethinking the resourcing of civil society
10.45 Lightening talks: Amitabh Behar, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Ros Tennyson
11.00 Break & Poster Session
12.00 Concurrent sessions
14.30 Open session
15.45 Closing plenary, What is the change we want to make? Launch of Chair in African Philanthropy
17.30 Chair in African Philanthropy cocktail
18.30 onwards Transport to hotels