Bisi Fayemi Co founder of African Women Development Fund speaks of feminist philanthropy and how the organization has made the case for an African feminist philanthropic institution that can change narratives and shift the work where it is needed the most.
“Every single person in this room has skills, strengths, lessons learned they can share with others.”- Erelu Bisi Fayemi
Some of the key moments of the morning session at the #APNAssembly2018, in pictures.
Warm feelings as Her Excellency Erelu Bisi Fayemi remarks that the creation of the APN made her feel like she’d found a home. It’s about more than giving in Africa, but about Africans who give.
Emphasizing downwards not upwards accountability. Reconsidering whose voices matter. Encouraging activism and organizing. Taking risks. Re-politicizing our philanthropy. All ways to decolonize African philanthropy says Halima Mohamed.
Wise words from Honorable Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory, Acting President, Republic of Mauritius: we can no longer be passive/sterile recipients of charity. Remember our rights/responsibilities: act boldly to bridge gap between the have & have nots.