Heather Grady | Vice President , Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Can Sustainable Development be a stimulus for expanded civil society space?

Friday, 18 August 2017

One of the mounting concerns for philanthropy – especially for giving across international borders – is restrictions, large and small, placed by governments on civil society’s activities. Sometimes the concern is around a general phenomenon of civil society restrictions, while in other cases it is the ‘foreign funding’ dimension that is restricted.

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Caspar Kolster | Mercator European Dialogue Programme Assistant , The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Nike Pulda | Mercator European Dialogue Intern , The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Open Dialogue and the Future of Philanthropy

Thursday, 10 August 2017

How Open Dialogue among politicians can help Europe move beyond crisis and why the philanthropic sector should invest more in conversation spaces Caspar Kolster, Mercator European Dialogue Programme Assistant & Nike Pulda, Mercator European Dialogue Intern, The German Marshall Fund of the United States Round tables, waving strips of colourful paper, a room humming with […]

Matt Reed | Chief Executive Officer , Aga Khan Foundation UK

Building bridges on the Afghan-Tajik border

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The construction of a sixth cross-border bridge and market, together with investments in local enterprise, aims to bring economic prosperity and regional stability to one of the most remote border areas in the world.

Joan Lombardi | Senior Advisor , Bernard van Leer Foundation

Moving forwards by reflecting back: Early Childhood Matters 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

With the publication of Early Childhood Matters last month, we once again shine a spotlight on the earliest years of life. We look back at advances made for young children and families around the world, first to celebrate and learn, but more importantly to provide hope and momentum for the long journey ahead.

Dan Lauer | Senior Program Officer , GHR Foundation

GHR Foundation: Why focus on family care?

Monday, 10 July 2017

From Sihanoukville, Cambodia to Makululu Compound in Zambia, we are seeing children reunited with their families. These communities, recovering from issues like conflict or the impact of HIV/AIDS, are getting stronger day-by-day.

Christopher Wilton-Steer | Senior Communications Manager , Aga Khan Foundation UK

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

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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.