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The Role of U.S. Grantmakers in a Changing Region – Agenda

The Role of U.S. Grantmakers in a Changing Region

The Southern Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group

November 10 12, 1999

The Westfields Marriott Hotel

Chantilly, Virginia

AGENDA

November 10

3:30pm on-goingCHECK-IN

6:00pm 8:00pmDINNER RECEPTION: Welcome & Opening Discussion

Jeffersonian VI RoomTopic:“Southern Africa: Challenges and Prospects”

    • Amb. James Joseph, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

November 11 (casual attire)

6:30am 8:30amBREAKFAST

Fairfax Dining Room 1

9:00am 9:15amINTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Grand Dominion VI Room

9:15am 9:40amKEYNOTE ADDRESS “The Role of Private Funders in Southern Africa: Pushing the Envelope or Swimming with the Tide”

    • Yolanda Richardson, Senior Vice President, Africare

former Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York

9:40am 11:00amPANEL DISCUSSION: Response from the Region

    • Panelists:
    • Hope Chigudu, Co-Founder, Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network, Zimbabwe
    • Sibongile (Bongi) Mkabela, Senior Programmes Manager, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, South Africa
    • Edgar Pieterse, Executive Director, Isandla Institute, South Africa
    • Carlos Fumo, Executive Director, Foundation for Community Development, Mozambique

11:00am 11:15amBREAK

11:15am 12:30pmROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:

Grand Dominion VI Room “Prospects for Civil Society and the Enabling Environment in Southern Africa”

12:30pm 2:00pmLUNCH

Fairfax Dining Room 1

2:00pm 3:00pmBREAKOUT INTO WORKGROUPS

Workgroup 1:Developing guidelines for effective grantmaking (investment driven grantmaking; indigenous philanthropy, endowments). Adams Room

Workgroup 2: Examining practical recommendations for developing and sustaining partnerships between bi-lateral and international donor organizations, funders, NGOs and government. Grand Dominion VI Room

Workgroup 3:Making the Affinity Group a more Effective Resource. Hamilton Room

3:30pm 5:00pmWORKING GROUPS REPORT BACK AND DISCUSSION

Grand Dominion VI Room

7:00pmDINNER

Grand Dominion VI RoomTopic:“The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Implications and Responses”

    • Dr. Olive Shisana, Executive Director, Family & Community Health, World Health Organization, Geneva

November 12 (casual attire)

7:00am 8:30amBREAKFAST

Fairfax Dining Room 1

8:30am 10:30amROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:

Grand Dominion VI Room “Practical Ideas, Strategic Realities, and Perceived Priorities”

11:00amCHECK-OUT

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