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Dear ACPSI Guest,


The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI), located at Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand-Johannesburg, together with the Graca Machel Trust, Mandela Institute for Development Studies and WBS have the pleasure of inviting you to attend a dialogue on disasters and their management in Africa. The Centre is the first of its kind in Africa, offering research and teaching on African Philanthropy and Social investment.


The Centre has been structured to promote social change by building a culture of effective giving and corporate social and civic responsibility in the continent. It serves as a source of knowledge, a cultivator of partnerships, and a catalyst for innovation and community engagement. Its aspiration is to build a new cadre of African experts, researchers and academics in African Philanthropy, social Investment and related disciplines.


In light of the devastating catastrophe that mostly befell three southern African countries, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the Center conducted research on the impact of the disasters areas ranging from health to environment and the many responses by governments, the private sector and philanthropies.


The public dialogue will be held on the 19th of July 2019 to discuss issues emanating from cyclone Idai, perennial flooding in Southern African countries, and the recent cyclone Kenneth.


The dialogue will focus mainly on:


  • What is the full impact of cyclones (Idai and Kenneth), the flooding in Durban and Malawi?
  • How are people and companies impacted?
  • How could some of these effects been avoided?
  • What roles can companies, governments and philanthropy organisations play in mitigating, preventing and re-building of the affected areas?


You are cordially invited to come and join us, please confirm your attendance here: https://acpsi.page.link/DMD.


Bhekinkosi Moyo

Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment, Wits Business School

The Venue

Wits Business School
2 St David’s Place
South Africa

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