What do Africans think about philanthropy? Ms. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi will discuss how Africans actually give and support philanthropic efforts and she will provide concrete examples of what philanthropy looks like from an African perspective.
She will also address African women and philanthropic endeavors.
Ms. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is the Executive Director of the African Women’s Development Fund, an Africa-wide grant-making foundation supporting the women’s movement in Africa. Since it began grant-making in 2001, AWDF has supported over 600 women’s organisations in 42 African countries with over U$10m in grants.
Bisi was previously the Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), an international development organisation for African women based in the UK, with an Africa regional office in Kampala, Uganda. She has an M.A in History, and an M.A. in Gender Studies, and experience as a journalist, writer, trainer, and organisational development specialist. During her time at AMwA, she conceptualised the African Women’s Leadership Institute which has helped train over 5,000 women leaders in Africa.
She has been Co-Chair International Network of Women’s Funds (2004-2006), President, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) (2003-2005) and Trustee, Comic Relief (UK). She is currently an Advisory Board member of Realising Rights - The Ethical Globalisation Initiative, a board member of Resource Alliance (UK), a member of the African Feminist Forum Working Group, a board member of the Women’s Funding Network (USA), and Co-Chair of the newly established African Grantmakers Network.
She is a recipient of the `Changing the face of Philanthropy’ award from the Women’s Funding Network, a Synergos Senior Fellow, as well as a past holder of the Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitorship at OISE, University of Toronto.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
This event is open to the public. Pay-by-space and all-day ($10) parking available in lot 3.
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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, USA for Africa.
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