Earlier this month I attended the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) Assembly held at the International Conference Center in Arusha, Tanzania. Arusha is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Meru – often referred to as the ‘little brother’ of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. A daily treat was waking up to the sight of the majestic mountains and the cool crisp morning air tinged with the smoky smell of burning wood. With its very calming vibe, Arusha was a good location for AGN’s third assembly.
The African Grantmakers Network (AGN) held its third Biennial Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania on 1st-3rd July, 2015. Themed “Philanthropy in Africa 2015 – People, Policy and Practice”, it brought together leaders in the field to discuss actions that will contribute to and sustain the growth of African economies. The program focused on incorporating contributions from by critical constituencies such as women and youth. To this end, the first African Youth in Philanthropy Conference was hosted before the event by WINGS member Global Alliance for Development Foundation, and Nexus Africa.