Funding in Africa: Disrupting Silos, Connecting Conversations & Creating Impact

New York, New York
Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Funding in Africa: Disrupting Silos, Connecting Conversations & Creating Impact
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:00 AM -
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Baruch College Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10010
United States

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To inquire about space availability please contact us at 540-935-1307 or  Thank you for your interest. 

The 2018 Annual Conference will connect new and experienced grantmakers and provide an opportunity for them to understand how their funding fits within the broader landscape of philanthropy targeting Africa.  

Since it began in 2000, the AGAG Annual Conference has provided a unique benefit to the social sector as one of the few regular meetings with an international reach designed specifically for funders who support initiatives targeting African communities.

In convening a broad spectrum of funders working in sectors ranging from education, health and employment to human rights, advocacy, and social justice, the Annual Conference promotes the power of informed and connected networks in increasing the impact of philanthropy to support African communities.

During the Annual Conference colleagues grappling with similar challenges, can explore narratives that celebrate successes and help them to understand failures and to reinforce their personal commitment in building a robust, effective and responsive philanthropy sector that benefits across the Continent.  

The AGAG 2018 Annual Conference will launch AGAG2020, a series of special events over the next three years culminating in AGAG’s 20th anniversary.

AGAG2020 will explore how funders can disrupt the silo mentality that limits their potential to formulate strategies that will lead to more robust, effective and responsive philanthropy across the African continent.

The 2018 conference will be held at the William and Anita Newman Conference Center on the Baruch College campus in New York City.

Don’t miss the 2018 Annual Conference:

Plenary sessions that explore topics that cut across sectors and issue areas to deepen our understanding of the challenges communities across Africa are facing.

Concurrent sessions, organized by AGAG members, that take a deep dive into specific topics and grantmaking trends.

“Campfire” sessions where participants meet in small groups for more in-depth discussions to share and learn good practices.

Lunch Table Conversations that provide an informal space to cover hot topics and share information about new initiatives.

Networking breakfasts and coffee breaks where participant can continue the conversations from the conference sessions.

Opening reception at the end of the first day where participants can relax and enjoy light refreshments overlooking views of Lower Manhattan.

You do not have to be a member of AGAG to attend the conference but you do have to meet the requirements to become a member. Please review membership requirements on our website membership page HERE

All registrations are reviewed for eligibility and subject to the discretion of the AGAG management. 
Registration Rates

Full Conference
Standard - $650
Member - $550

One Day - April 17 (includes opening reception)
Standard - $400
Member - $350

One Day - April 18
Standard - $350
Member - $300

Registration Fee includes networking breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, opening reception and conference materials. Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel arrangements.

Member Rate

To qualify for the member rate, you must be a member in good standing and have paid your membership fees for 2018.

Still have question about eligibility or membership?  Contact us at 


Contact Information

  • Tel: 540-935-1307
    Niamani Mutima, Executive Director

Payment Instructions

  • Registration are not final until reviewed for eligibility and payment is received.

    Please note there is no on-site registration for the AGAG 2018 Conference.

    Credit Card

    You can pay the registration fee online using VISA, Master Card and American Express.


    Checks must be drawn on U. S. bank in U. S. dollars and received no later than April 2, 2018 to allow time for funds to clear

    Wire Transfer

    Please note that wire transfers require an additional processing fee of $30US which should be added to the registration fee.  If multiple registration fees are paid via one wire transfer only one processing fee is required. 

    Wire transfers must be received no later than April 4, 2018.

    If you are paying your registration fee with a wire transfer, please contact the Conference Office at or 540-935-1307 and request wire transfer instructions. 

    Your registration is not confirmed until your registration fee has been received. 

Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 150
Warrenton, VA 20186
Telephone: 540-935-1307
Conference email:

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