WINGS Forum 2023

Transform Philanthropy to Transform the World

The 2023 WINGSForum, which will be held in Africa for the first time, will bring together more than 350 attendees from over 50 countries. It will take place 3-5 October in Nairobi, Kenya and will convene global philanthropy leaders, professionals, networks, experts and changemakers.

This year's theme is based on the need for philanthropy individuals to transform themselves, their practices, their institutions, and their ways of working to address the scale, complexity and urgency of multiple intersecting major global issues that together constitute the global polycrisis.

In a series of plenaries, members-led workshops, and side events, this flagship event will address and shape global discussions in philanthropy and offer inspiring speakers and networking opportunities. It will highlight the rich and varied social and philanthropic innovations that are happening across the globe. 

Confirmed speakers include:


  • Benjamin Bellegy
    Executive director, WINGS
  • Stigmata Tenga
    Executive director, African Philanthropy Network
  • Degan Ali
    Executive director, Adeso
  • Marina Feffer
    Founder and pledger, Generation Pledge
  • Asha Curan
    CEO, Giving Tuesday
  • Vidya Shah
    Executive chairperson, EdelGive Foundation
  • Theo Sowa
    Trustee, Graca Machel and Open Society Initiative for West Africa
  • Indy JoharFounding
    Founding director, Dark Matters Lab
  • Rena Kawasaki
    Director and founder, Earth Guardians Japan
  • Danny Sriskandarajah
    CEO, Oxfam, Great Britain
  • Jessica Horn
    Regional director, East Africa, Ford Foundation
  • Isaac Kwaku Fokuo
    Founder, The Amahoro Coalition


This is an external event hosted by WINGS. For more information: