The 1st National Charity Forum

The role of charity and philanthropy in development is a subject of growing interest within the global aid community. As a result of slowing support from traditional funding sources, the activities of secluded foundations and voluntary activities is now becoming more important than ever. The forum is the consequence of a study commissioned by the Oxford Research Group-Ghana, in 2012 to assess the value and quantum of philanthropic activities in Ghana and their impact on national development.

Theme: Tapping Indigenous Charity and Philanthropy for National Development

DATE: JUNE 23-24, 2016
VENUE: Accra International Conference Centre

The National Charity Forum (NCF) is an open forum for development professionals, public and private development inclined practitioners and third sector organizations. The forum will address how we can move the nation forward through indigenous charity and philanthropy. It will also showcase how different bodies are filling development gaps where government is short, and also assess the quantum of philanthropic impact.


THE CHALLENGE

We are faced with the consequences of economic uncertainty, high unemployment, disenfranchisement and disconnectedness, environmental damage and threat to sustainability on a range of levels. Worryingly there is also a growing disconnection between wealth and wellbeing. This is a concern in itself and it increases the suffering resulting from the above issues. Indigenous charity and philanthropy has the potential to move the country forward. The forum is also aimed at initiating a proactive drive to systematic documentation of the value of the third sector in our country’s development.

PURPOSE OF EVENT

The forum hopes to attain the following goals among others;
  • Bringing different organizations and individuals under one umbrella to dialogue on the importance of the role of indigenous charity and philanthropy in national development
  • Provide a platform for networking opportunities and partnerships for development partners, foundations, public and private sector institutions to enhance collective impact
  • Opportunity to showcase Corporate Social Responsibility endeavors in the country
  • It is an opportunity to gauge and track the quantum of charitable activities in the country
  • An opportunity to unearth individual philanthropic and charitable endeavors in the country

THEMATIC AREAS

  • Indigenous Charity and Philanthropic Developments within Ghana
  • The efforts of Development Partners & INGOs in Ghana’s Development
  • The role of Faith-Based institutions in National Development
  • The role of Corporate Giving (CSR) in National Development

ACTIVITIES

  • Keynote addresses, presentations, plenary sessions, show-casing of indigenous philanthropic activities, best practices/models, etc.
  • Report: The launch of the National Philanthropy Report 2015

POSITION STATEMENT

The role of philanthropic activities to good governance and development is widely acknowledged by citizens, governments and the international development community. In a world characterised by unequal development, social, economic and political injustices, conflict and marginalisation, many non-governmental organizations and charitable groups have arisen to challenge the status quo and provide hope to millions of people.

Some of these charitable activities are noticed, but others are in the shallows- un-noticed! It is hoped that through this forum a lot more would be unearthed. Despite the important roles NGOs play in the development process, they are also faced with a number of challenges which raises concern about their sustainability.

The National Charity Forum thus defines itself as a national platform where participants share, reflect and act to strengthen the role of indigenous charity in influencing development outcomes. A platform for a long term strategic reflections in a space where development practitioners come together and interface with the wider civil society and other actors to debate and generate knowledge and options for development.

TARGET

International NGOS, Local NGOS, Local Philanthropists, Public Sector, Private Sector Institutions, Faith-Based Organizations, Media, General Public, etc.


Invited Speakers

Dr Henry Mark Jeremy

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Dr Henry Mark Jeremy

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Dr Henry Mark Jeremy

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Conference Fee : GHC 350.00 fo all 2 DAYS and only 250 for one Day

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2 Coffe Break Lunch Conference Proceddings and Report

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ENQUIRIES

Individuals and organizations wishing to participate as speakers or presenters or in any other form should please contact us via email/phone at: charityforum@oxfordresearchgroup.org / 0302 818371/054 2000909

A REFLECTION ON INDIGINEOUS CHARITY AND PHILANTHROPY

Indigenous Charity and Ghana’s Development
Efforts of Development Partners/ INGOs in Ghana’s Development
Faith-Based Institutions and National Development
Corporate Philanthropy (CSR) and National Development

ORGANIZER

OXFORD RESEARCH GROUP-GH Accra, Ghana

0302 818371 or 054 2000909 email: charityforum@oxfordresearchgroup.org Date : June 23-24, 2016