Andrew Barnett | Director, UK Branch , Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Funders’ Collaboration on Leadership: bold moves in challenging times

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Social sector leadership is an issue that’s close to my heart. I’ve worked with some exceptional individuals during my career: passionate and empathetic, thoughtful and strategic, collaborative, outward looking, with vision and foresight. They’ve not just been effective; they’ve been an inspiration to me.

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Tine Wickers | Head of Communications , Nordea-fonden

My kitchen

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

MY kitchen was introduced to schools across Denmark for the first time in the fall of 2014 as a culinary universe based on a free cookbook by the same name. By the autumn of 2016 the cookbook has been distributed to more than 200,000 pupils – that’s is nine out 10 Danish pupils from 4th to 7th grade…The project is made possible by Nordea-fonden, which has funded the project and thereby secured the continuous dissemination of the universe as well as the cookbook.

Hafeeza E. Rashed | Senior Advisor, Communication & Outreach , King Baudouin Foundation United States

Against all odds – making gains for LGBTI communities across Africa

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Organisations across Africa are working under difficult circumstances to improve human rights for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people and to help them gain equality, dignity and justice. Often, it is an uphill battle. But there have been some encouraging wins. A mixed bag – hope and progress … “The situation in the […]

Ana Marie Argilagos | Senior Advisor, Equitable Development , Ford Foundation

How can cities challenge inequality and foster inclusive growth?

Friday, 19 August 2016

Inequality is rising across the world, but it is perhaps most visible in cities, where the top one percent and those at bottom of the income spectrum live close together. Since rising inequality hurts economic growth, mayors and local officials are increasingly finding themselves at the centre of policy debates about inequality. And since local conditions and dynamics have a huge impact on social and economic mobility, these leaders and their policies play a key role in addressing inequality worldwide.

Pierre Calame | Former President of the Board , Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'Homme

European Foundational Assembly : who is willing to join a citizens’ initiative?

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The EU integration and expansion process has failed to give rise to a community of destiny. There is a need for citizens to lead the way in reinventing Europe by embarking upon a deliberative process, first at local level, then at European level.

Michael Feigelson | Executive Director , Bernard van Leer Foundation

‘The Beginning of Life’

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Beginning of Life documents the lives of young children and their families across the world to help shine a light on the significance of the early years, and how a child’s environment during this formative stage can shape their cognitive, emotional and social development. The film features interviews with early childhood development experts from around the world and families of highly diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, including supermodel Gisele Bündchen, and Phula, a girl who cares for her siblings by herself in India.