• Philanthropy sector

    Positive movements in the fight to end modern slavery

    Nick Grono, head of the Freedom Fund, recently released positive news regarding the fight to end modern slavery and trafficking. 

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    Three Foundations Award Nearly $6 Million to Tackle Global Challenges

    Three members of the EFC, and three of the largest European foundations, have announced joint grants totaling €5 million ($5.94 million) in support of cross-border collaborations aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

    • EFC

    Weighing less on our future: our food choices count! – a new exhibition at Philanthropy House

    From September 18 to November 10, Brussels will welcome the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition’s newest exhibition, “Weighing Less on Our Future: Our Food Choices Count!”. The initiative, hosted at Philanthropy House, is a true voyage through food sustainability. The show starts from one premise: we have just 13 years to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals laid out in the UN’s 2030 Agenda.

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    MAVA Foundation issues call for proposals for intergenerational leadership programme

    As MAVA will phase out of its funding to all partners by 2022, this new programme will be a key component of its strategy, building institutional resilience within MAVA partner organisations by supporting the professional development of young talents.

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung release SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2017

    A report released today by Bertelsmann Stiftung provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report explores the increasingly popular approach by many heads of government of ‘my country first’ and explains how it may threaten the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change ranked Europe’s best climate think tank

    According to the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), the MCC, of which EFC member Stiftung Mercator was a founder, is on number one in Europe in this year’s “Climate Think Tank Ranking”.

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    Aga Khan Development Network project company Pamir Energy wins prestigious Ashden Award

    Pamir Energy has won the 2017 International Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access for its work bringing hydro power to 220,000 people in East Tajikistan and 35,000 people in North Afghanistan as well as to many businesses, schools, and health centres. Pamir Energy is a project company of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). AKDN is one of the world’s leading international development organisations with mandates in social and economic development and culture.

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    Applications open for Calouste Gulbenkian Prizes 2017

    The Gulbenkian Prizes are given annually by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. They aim to recognise individuals or or non-profit organisations that have distinguished themselves due to their relevance and work. The prizes are categorised in the four themes: Human Rights, Cohesion, Sustainability and Knowledge.

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    The Rockefeller Foundation Grants $4.6M to tackle climate change through Innovative Design Competition

    The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced a $4.6 million grant to a coalition of Bay Area leaders to create the Bay Area: Resilient by Design Challenge – a competition that will engage regional innovators, policy makers, designers, architects, developers, and others in developing creative, realistic and long-lasting infrastructure solutions for the San Francisco Bay Area.

    • EFC

    In community philanthropy, relying on existing local institutions is the answer

    In this interview in openDemocracy, EFC Chief Executive Gerry Salole explains the importance of recognising that local communities have a better understanding of their own exigencies and needs and why this is crucial in terms of ‘shifting the power’.