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

Posted on 5 July 2017 | Environment & sustainable developmentFoundations' operationsGlobal challenges, peace-buildingSocio-economic development, poverty

An Aga Khan Development Network project company – Pamir Energy – established in 2002 with the Government of Tajikistan and the World Bank has won a prestigious Ashden Award for bringing clean energy to over a quarter of a million people in eastern Tajikistan and northern Afghanistan.

10 tech issues that will impact social justice in 2017

Posted on 15 June 2017 | Uncategorized

This post originally appeared on the excellent Ford Foundation Equals Change blog earlier this year. In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, innovations in technology and data are inching us closer to a reality driven by automation, prediction, personalization, surveillance, and the merging of our physical and digital lives. This is taking place at the […]

Making a positive impact on Roma communities throughout Europe

Posted on 6 June 2017 | Diversity, migration & social inclusionHuman rights, citizenship & democracySocio-economic development, poverty

20 participants of the EFC annual conference met to discuss the future of private donor funding on Roma inclusion. The EFC’s Forum for Roma Inclusion presented results from a mapping of private foundation initiatives that are positively impacting Roma communities throughout Europe.

Communicating Philanthropy: who is listening?

Posted on 14 March 2017 | Children & youthDiversity, migration & social inclusionFoundations' operationsGlobal challenges, peace-buildingHuman rights, citizenship & democracy

In our efforts to communicate philanthropy, what we really need to be looking at is the true essence of the word ‘philanthropy’ itself – people. It is their story that makes all the difference, it is their story we should be telling the world and then, perhaps, people and the media will begin to listen again. And care.

Can financial services companies use their blockchain experiments to help charities?

Posted on 19 January 2017 | Foundations' operations

FinTech is a hot topic right now across the financial services industry, government and beyond. Policymakers recognise that the UK has taken a lead in applying technological innovation to finance, and are keen to capitalise on that advantage by nurturing the nascent UK FinTech sector. At the same time, many traditional financial services firms are working with FinTech startups or developing their own innovations in order to ensure that they stay ahead of the curve.

Food sustainability: joining forces for a common goal

Posted on | Environment & sustainable developmentResearch, science & technology

Our food system cannot feed us all. The world’s population is skyrocketing and climate change is affecting our planet. Facing the challenge of food sustainability is an urgent matter: we must rethink food production, distribution and consumption around the world in the framework of the UN SDGs and the 2030 agenda, searching for concrete and effective solutions.

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