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Terry Odendahl

Special feature Nnimmo Bassey and Terry Odendahl 7 June 2016

Climate justice: the spectre at the Paris feast

Michael Donoghue writes in this issue that Pacific Islanders are responsible for only a tiny fraction of GHG emissions, yet they are suffering the worst effects of global warming. This unjust situation should be at …

Special feature Nnimmo Bassey, Terry Odendahl and Michael Northrop 7 June 2016

Paris: a stop on the journey, not its end

We hope that readers of the essays in this issue see renewed commitment, hope and determination about philanthropy and civil society’s role in addressing the profound threat that we face. While each of us brought …

Terry Odendahl 20 May 2015

Grantmaking with a Gender Lens

For the second year at the EFC AGA, I joined a meeting of the Thematic Network on Gender Equality, co-chaired by Francois Pissart of the King Baudouin Foundation, Debbie Pippard of the Barrow Cadbury Trust, …

Terry Odendahl and Global Greengrants Fund 15 May 2014

EFC Conference 2014: Organized by Friends

In an effort to show I could be a good blogger, I attended two unrelated, but actually interrelated sessions on the first full day of EFC.  Full disclosure.  They were each organized by friends.  What …

Terry Odendahl and Global Greengrants Fund 11 April 2013

Bold ideas for global philanthropy, the Brazilian Way, Broken Windows: Council on Foundations Conference 2013

The Council on Foundations annual conference began its programme in Chicago with a packed pre-conference day of ‘Bold Ideas for Global Philanthropy’. Having attended CoF at least 20 times over the last 30 years, it …

Terry Odendahl and Global Greengrants Fund 8 March 2013

Why environmental funders should support women’s rights

Ask Global Greengrants Fund’s Executive Director Terry Odendahl what women’s rights have to do with the environment, and she’ll say, ‘Everything!’ A passionate advocate for women’s leadership, Terry has been at the helm of Global …

Terry Odendahl and Global Greengrants Fund 13 December 2012

Supporting women, youth and indigenous people to turn global warming around: announcing the Next Generation Climate Board

Trucks shovelling sand from main streets; children wading through the sludge that used to be their living rooms – as I took in the reports from friends and news media on Hurricane Sandy, I realized …

Conference Report Terry Odendahl 1 September 2012 For Subscribers

Thoughts on the peace through social justice conference

This is my third consecutive EFC conference and each one is getting better, perhaps because: I know more people who are welcoming; the theme of ‘Peace Through Social Justice’ resonates; the sessions relate to the …

Terry Odendahl and Global Greengrants Fund 8 June 2012

Thoughts on the peace through social justice conference

This is my third consecutive EFC conference and each one is getting better, perhaps because: I know more people who are welcoming; the theme of ‘Peace Through Social Justice’ resonates; the sessions relate to the …

Analysis Terry Odendahl 1 September 2011

The importance of gender

Women are unduly affected by environmental degradation. They walk further when wells run dry or firewood is scarce. They work harder for less when extreme weather devastates crops. They tend to suffer more from climate …