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    Bhekinkosi Moyo awarded Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize 2016

    The fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize – given to an individual who demonstrates remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change – has recently been awarded to Bhekinkosi Moyo. Bheki Moyo, executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network, has dedicated his career to promoting African philanthropy locally, globally and supporting both the practical and theoretical aspects of it.

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    Latest EFC mapping explores how the climate is changing in European environmental funding

    The third volume of the publication was officially launched during EFC’s 6th annual European Environmental Funders Group at Philanthropy House, with the 75 foundations covered in the study providing 2,913 environmental grants, amounting to €479.1 million in 2014.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Rien van Gendt Lecture 2016 – Foundations and Society: Sliding Panels

    Fonds 1818 hosted the first ever Rien van Gendt Lecture at the Grote Kerk in the Hague on 27 October. The event honoured Mr van Gendt, who has made a major contribution to the philanthropic sectors at both national, European and international levels. He made the inaugural lecture himself under the title “Funds and society – sliding panels”, and thereafter a speaker will be chosen to make the Lecture once every two years.

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    Recent Publication on Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey

    The Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) recently published the Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey report. This comprehensive publication presents up-to-date data on perception on philanthropy, trends and motivations in individual giving in Turkey, as well as comparisons on the change in the understanding on philanthropy and giving practices in the last decade.

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    2016 EFC Research Forum addresses research’s impact in the sphere of policy and how philanthropic institutions can play a role

    The biennial EFC Research Forum Conference took place at the Wellcome Collection in London from October 17-18, organised by the European Foundation Centre Research Forum and hosted by the Wellcome Trust. The conference, moderated by James Wilsdon, Professor of Research Policy at University of Sheffield, brought together a range of different actors from the field of research including philanthropic organisations, policymakers and researchers.

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    Philanthropy House to host ‘Championing Philanthropy’ exhibition

    Philanthropy House will be welcoming its latest exhibition, ‘Championing Philanthropy’, on the 16 November, 2016. The exhibition brings to life a wide range of projects that have been devised and carried out by members of the EFC’s Governing Council. These projects – whilst often different in content and approach – are all connected through their shared aim of adding to the valuable work in the philanthropic sector.

    • EFC

    Philanthropy and the New Urban Agenda – highlights from Habitat III

    The EFC’s Funders Forum on Sustainable Cities took part in the United Nations HABITAT III conference from 17-20 October in Quito during which Secretary General Ban Ki-moon thanked institutional philanthropy for its invaluable contribution to sustainable urban development.

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    Italian President Commends Research Conducted by Fondazione Cariplo

    Fondazione Cariplo has recently received an important recognition by the Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, for their commitment to the area of scientific research.

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    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gifts $210 Million to Health Initiative

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has gifted the University of Washington $210 million in support of the Population Health Initiative. The Initiative, launched in May, seeks to improve population health and well-being locally and globally, with a focus on three key areas – human health, environmental resiliency, and social and economic equity.

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    Launch of 10 year, $60 Million Program Dedicated to Dismantling Anti-Black Racism

    The Atlantic Philanthropies and Columbia University have recently announced the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a 10-year, $60 million program for creative leaders dedicated to dismantling anti-black racism in the United States and South Africa. The program will enable visionary activists, authors and artists, amongst others, to enhance their understanding of anti-black racism and strengthen their strategic capacity, individual skills and professional networks to lead successful movements for racial equity in their communities and around the world.