Regional Conference: New Times – New Challenges

There is heightened public interest worldwide in the role of Non Profit Organisations. Good governance, effective risk management and honest performance reporting are not optional extras. Transparency and accountability are a must in a challenging funding landscape and sustainability is a critical concern for all.

What we will cover

  • The changing funding landscape, a panel of selected donors will share with participants where and how they are focusing their attention and funds.
  • The “Aid Dilemma facing Not for Profits and CSOs”.
  • Governance and other critical success factors facing Not for Profits and CSOs as they pursue sustainability and donor funding.
  • Sustainability challenges facing Not for Profits and CSOs.
  • The new Good Financial Grant Practice Standard initiative which has the aim of standardising, simplifying and strengthening governance of grant funding.
  • Country experts from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda will discuss emerging issues and key legal and fiscal matters. 

Who should attend?

  • Senior Executives and Managers of Not for Profit organisations and CSOs.
  • Development Actors seeking to support Not for Profit organisations and CSOs.

Key note speaker

Pesh Framjee – Partner, Global Head of Non Profits, Crowe Horwath International

Pesh Framjee is the Partner leading the International Not For Profit Group at Crowe Horwath International, a role he previously carried out at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. Pesh is a Chartered Accountant working in the UK with Crowe Clark Whitehill which has been recognised by independent surveys as the leading provider of audit and related services to charities for nine consecutive years.

Pesh writes and lectures internationally on matters facing NGOs and Civil Society. Pesh works with NGOs around the world and therefore understands the different contexts -He is an acknowledged expert in the field and a thought leader in areas of financial management, financial reporting, effective governance, strategy and risk management and performance measurement. He will share global insights and discuss best practice that can be applied across the region. He will focus on good governance, effective risk management and insightful performance measurement. He is a board member of a number of NGOs and will also discuss the balance between local empowerment and accountability for INGOs.

Other speakers and resource persons

Other speakers at the conference shall be drawn from key organisations such as Aga Khan Foundation, DfID, Ford Foundation, GIZ, KCDF and Rockefeller Foundation USAID.

Country specialists from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda will advise on taxation, legislation and other practices specific to their countries as well as guidance on cross-border activities.


KES 30,000/= or USD300 to cover both days (ex-accommodation)
Accommodation at Southern Sun Mayfair: USD 170 per day for a standard room

For more information and to register please contact Treeza Muhando or Agnes Muthoka.

18 Apr, 2018
9:00 am - 19 Apr, 2018 5:00 pm
Southern Sun Mayfair (Holiday Inn) Westlands – Nairobi
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