6 November 2017

6 November 2017Doing Better

A Panel Event Co-hosted by Ace Africa and Philanthropy Age

On Tuesday 31st October Ace Africa and Philanthropy Age along with many others from the international development sector arrived at the Royal Geographical Society in London, in order to put their heads and hearts together to discuss how we can do better.

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Speakers of the Doing Better Panel

The event co-hosted by Ace and Philanthropy Age, a leading source of information and analysis on philanthropic giving in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Earlier this year they published  ‘How to do Good’ and held a book tour to promote a global debate around philanthropic giving.  (The book is a collection of personal stories from individuals wanting to drive and inspire change, including thought leaders, celebrities, statesmen and women, Nobel Prize winners, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists).

Our four representatives from the academic, NGO and philanthropic giving communities debated under the title ‘Doing better’ moderated by Tamsyn Barton, Chief Executive of Bond (British Overseas NGOs for Development). The four speakers raised pressing and interlinked issues underlying the challenges faced within the international development sector:


Following the debate guests gathered in the Royal Geographical Societies’ impressive dining hall for an intimate meal, prepared by none other than Ace Patron and Michelin Starred Chef Phil Howard, during which guests were able to further discuss the issues raised during the panel.


Ace Africa Patron, Phil Howard with father, Ace Africa Trustee, Fran Howard

We would like to say a special thank you to Ace Chair, David Montgomery and Patron Liz Earle MBE for speaking on behalf of Ace Africa. To Phil, Jennie and Fran Howard for providing the food, flowers and wine on the evening and the Innocent Foundation for donating an array of soft drinks. We would also like to thank Philanthropy Age, our panel speakers, moderator and last but not least, to everyone who joined Ace Africa on this very special evening.

Panel event dining