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Why Give: Strive Masiyiwa, Founder, Higher Life Foundation


How can family support make philanthropy more effective? Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Wireless and Founder of the Higher Life Foundation, draws upon his experience in business and entrepreneurship to create strategic solutions that will have greater impact on communities. Masiyiwa is dedicated to developing untapped human potential. In this video, Masiyiwa discusses how he and his family work to give underprivileged youth an opportunity to build a brighter future.

“Why Give,” a series of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders, is jointly produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). Since its launch, the APF has been made possible through the support of USAID, Higher Life Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Anonymous, Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elma Growth Foundation, Dangote Foundation, James Mwangi and the World Affairs Council.

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Why Give: Nkululeko Sowazi, Chairman, Kasigo Tiso Holdings


What role do institutions play in sustaining development in Africa? In this video, Nkululeko Sowazi, Chairman of Kasigo Tiso Holdings, illustrates how large philanthropic organizations can work directly with beneficiaries instead of focusing their attention on fundraising efforts. Mr. Sowazi is interested in building institutional capacity on the continent of Africa and shares how organizations like Kasigo Tiso can impact issues affecting community partners.

“Why Give,” a series of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders, is jointly produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). Since its launch, the APF has been made possible through the support of USAID, Higher Life Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Anonymous, Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elma Growth Foundation, Dangote Foundation, James Mwangi and the World Affairs Council.

Why Give: Gloria Atta, Non-Executive Director, TY Danjuma Foundation


What role should empathy play in philanthropy? In this video, Gloria Atta shares why seeing the world through the eyes of the average person is essential to advancing access and opportunity. Atta also shares how the TY Danjuma Foundation works directly in the field to create solutions for communities in need in Nigeria.

“Why Give,” a series of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders, is jointly produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). Since its launch, the APF has been made possible through the support of USAID, Higher Life Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Anonymous, Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elma Growth Foundation, Dangote Foundation, James Mwangi and the World Affairs Council.

2015 GPF Conference: Day 3 Highlights


Watch select highlights from the third day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including words from Jane Nelson, Mirza Jahani, Steve Davis, Tom Frieden, Ian Crozier, Jacob Gayle, Rajesh Panjabi, Peggy Dulany, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Jane Wales.

2015 GPF Conference: Day 2 Highlights


Watch select highlights from the second day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including words from Randy Newcomb, Marcus Bleasdale, Amina Mohammed, Alvaro Bedoya, Takunda Chingonzo, Julia Stasch, Darren Walker, and Tony Blair.

2015 GPF Conference: Day 1 Highlights


Watch select highlights from the first day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including shots from the musical performances and words from Jane Wales, Jim Yong Kim, António Guterres, Neal Keny-Guyer, Olara Otunnu, Gayle Smith, Manu Prakash, Mo Ibrahim, and Hadeel Ibrahim.

Why Attend the GPF Conference?


Each year the Global Philanthropy Forum Conference brings together a growing international community dedicated to affect positive change. Philanthropists, foundation leaders, social investors and world leaders convene to explore global development solutions at the intersection of public, private and social sector work. At the annual conference, GPF members share best practices, discuss lessons learned, and build on emerging ideas with grant-making or social investing partnerships. It takes us all to discover solutions that make a tangible, lasting difference, and GPF is committed to bringing all stakeholders to the same table.

A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.

Global Philanthropy Forum: Who We Are

A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.

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