What happens to the power in a collaboration when you give an organisation or individual money? We have invited Sally Osberg from the Skoll Foundation and Ann Cotton from Camfed, who have received money from the foundation to a conversation about the power dynamics in philanthropy. Joining the will also be Fiona Muchembere from the High Court of Zimbabwe, who received support from Camfed to get her law degree.
Sally Osberg has been an entrepreneurial leader and catalyst for social change throughout her career. As President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she partners with Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll and guides the organisation in its search and support of innovators pioneering scalable solutions to pressing global problems. Under Sally’s leadership, the Skoll Foundation has invested in more than 100 ventures led by social entrepreneurs worldwide.
One of the ventures, who have benefitted from an investment from the Skoll Foundation is Camfed. Founder and President, Ann Cotton, will join us to talk about the collaboration. Camfed tackle poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and by empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. Since 1993, Camfed’s education programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have directly supported 1,876,214 students to attend primary and secondary school, and more than four million children have benefited from an improved learning environment.
Fiona Muchembere is a Lawyer, Notary Public and Conveyancer with the High Court of Zimbabwe. She grew up in poverty and had to struggle to attain education. Fiona is one of the first recipients of support from Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) to go through university education at the University of Zimbabwe where she earned a Bachelor of Laws degree.
The conversation will be chaired by Stephan Chambers.