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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.

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    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’.

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    Fondazione Cariplo celebrates its 25th birthday with special event in Milan

    On the 16th December Fondazione Cariplo, one of the most influential organisations in philanthropy not only in Italy, but throughout Europe and the world, is celebrating its 25th birthday with a special event in Milan.

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    Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) launches new Food Sustainability Index

    On December 7th, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) launched their new Food Sustainability Index tool at the European Parliament, Brussels. The index, which was created with the Economist Intelligence Unit, ranks countries based on three different pillars; nutritional challenges, sustainable agriculture and food loss and waste. The index currently covers 25 countries, 87% of GDP and 2/3 of the global population.

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    Stiftung Mercator publishes their Carbon Footprint

    EFC member Stiftung Mercator is committed to ensuring the success of energy transition in Germany. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in order to mitigate climate change is a goal that Stiftung Mercator wishes to promote through their own activities. They have recently clearly stated that their aim is to minimise their greenhouse gas emissions and fully offset any emissions that cannot be avoided.