Barilla hosts 8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition

    Held on December 4-5 2017, the 8th edition of the Barilla International Forum took place in Milan. High on the agenda were discussions surrounding food security, climate change and migration, sustainable food systems at the national and urban level, and European agricultural reform. The forum gave a voice to new generations, involving young leaders from all over the world in two initiatives; the Food Sustainability Media Award for professional journalists and emerging talent in journalism, and the BCFNYES! contest designed to reward young researchers and projects focusing on food and sustainability.

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    EFC involvement at the World Urban Forum 2018 in Kuala Lumpur

    The World Urban Forum will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 7-13 February  and EFC’s Funders’ Forum of Sustainable Cities will be present and participating. The World Urban Forum will be focused on the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda since its adoption in 2016, and a number of sessions and activities will take place with EFC’s involvement.

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    Yuste Foundation announces deadline for the submission of nominations of the Carlos V European Award

    Established by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, the Carlos V European Award aims to reward the work of people, organisations, projects or initiatives that have contributed to the general knowledge and enhancement of Europe’s culture, social, scientific and historical values, as well as encouraging construction and integration. 

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    BNP Paribas Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launch One Planet Fellowship to support agriculture and climate change research

    The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have launched a programme ”One Planet Fellowship” leveraging French, African and European expertise to support research on climate adaption in Africa. 

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    7th Annual meeting of the European Environmental Funders Group

    Between 29 and 30 November around 25 representatives of funders gathered for the 7th Annual meeting of the European Environmental Funders Group to connect with other foundations and stakeholders to share knowledge and vies in the hope of finding new opportunities and synergies for collaborations.

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    EuroPhilantopics 2017 discusses the legitimacy of the philanthropic sector

    The philanthropic sector has been pushed into the public eye of late, mostly due to a poor understanding of the sector. Some are questioning the legitimacy of the sector; whether private money should be used to change the landscape of society or even for political purposes. This has been seen in numerous countries where organisations receiving grants from foreign funders are coming under pressure, with the issue also raised in the European Parliament.

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    The Aga Khan Foundation announces new energy line in Eastern Tajikistan – bringing sustainable energy to thousands

    Our member, the Aga Khan Foundation, has recently announced their support of another energy line, this time in Barsem, Eastern Tajikistan. The new 13.8km line will supply sustainable energy to 174,000 people in Eastern Tajikistan, and another 32,000 in Northern Afghanistan

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    What can private development and humanitarian funders do to address the ever-increasing shrinking space for civil society?

    Today the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) have launched a paper which addresses the trend of closing civil society space, how it is impacting development and humanitarian funders and actors, and sets out potential solutions to deal with the issue. The paper is the result of a one year joint EFC/FICS collaboration involving different types of funders and actors who participated in roundtables and interviews to devise effective, possible responses to reverse this worrying trend. 

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    Aga Khan Foundation announces inauguration of a new Cross Boarder Energy Line – Rushan I

    Earlier this month the Aga Khan foundation announced a new initiative supporting a cross boarder energy line in Rushan in Eastern Tajikistan. Installed by Pamir Energy, a company developed by the Aga Khan Development Network, it was supported by the German and Tajikistan Governments. 

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    European Environmental Funders Group – 7th Annual Meeting

    There are still a few places available at the European Environmental Funders Group 7th annual meeting taking place on 29-30 November at Philanthropy House in Brussels. The EEFG 7th annual meeting will give funders and diverse stakeholders a chance to connect and exchange knowledge and experience, and will provide a space for strategic reflection on funding opportunities and collaboration.