University for a Night in Africa
Building Bridges to a More Equitable Society

Please join other leaders from business, government and civil society on Wednesday, 26 August 2009, at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg for the inaugural University for a Night in Africa

This unique evening of sharing ideas and experience will feature Madame Graça Machel, eminent stateswoman and founding Chair of the Foundation for Community Development of Mozambique.

The event will mark the launch of the 2009 Synergos Africa Senior Fellows Meeting.


17:30    Arrival and Networking Reception
19:00Welcome and Introduction to Synergos, with:
Patrick Parring, Chair, Synergos Southern Africa
Barry Smith, Senior Director, Synergos Southern Africa
19:15Plenary Discussion, with:
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, CEO, African Women’s Development Fund and Synergos Senior Fellow
Achmat Dangor, CEO, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Synergos Senior Fellow
Graça Machel, Chair, Foundation for Community Development
Moderated by Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Synergos Southern Africa Board Member
20:00Dinner and Table Dialogues
21:30Thanks and Close
Business attire or national dress

About the Event

Since 1997, The Synergos Institute in New York has organised University for a Night as an annual gathering in that city that offers an opportunity for people from diverse places, backgrounds and interests to learn from each other, to share experiences and ideas, and make connections that help address issues of global poverty and inequity. University for a Night in Africa will serve a similar space for sharing and discussion how we can work together to build a more equitable society in Africa.

About Synergos Southern Africa

In Southern Africa, Synergos is building upon Southern Africa’s deeply rooted traditions of ubuntu, as well as contemporary broad-based empowerment and transformation imperatives, to meet the challenges of poverty and social injustice. In collaboration with partners, we mobilize resources and bridge social and economic divides to reduce poverty, increase equity and advance social justice in the region.

Learn more.

Synergos Southern Africa Board of Directors

Kathy Ackerman-Robins
Wendy Appelabum
Peggy Dulany
Robert H Dunn
Anne Emmett
Precious Moloi-Motsepe
Tawanda Mutasah
Abdul Magid Osman
Patrick Parring
Barry Smith