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Andrew Milner

Conference Report Andrew Milner 12 November 2019

Faster, but still not fast enough

There were a number of special guests at the 15th EVPA annual conference, Celebrating Impact, in the Hague last week. In no order of precedence they were the city’s mayor, four of the five founders …

Analysis Andrew Milner 5 November 2019 For Subscribers

A feature of the landscape: The European Foundation Centre turns 30

‘I would not have dreamed in November ’89 that it would still be there 30 years later!’  Many would echo the sentiments of Raymond Georis, founding chair and moving spirit of the European Foundation Centre …

News Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

European foundations commit $13 million to tackle planet and climate crisis

Four of Europe’s leading foundations tackling climate change have committed $13 million (€11.6 million) of funding to advance work to protect the ‘global commons’ – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we …

Interview Andrew Milner 22 October 2019 For Subscribers

Science and philanthropy join forces to protect the Global Commons

Interview: Professor Johan Rockström, Global Commons Alliance If we are to arrest climate change, safeguarding the global commons – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we all depend – is an absolute …

Analysis Andrew Milner 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The quest for collaboration in Asia

The potential advantages of far-reaching collaboration underpinned AVPN’s conference in Singapore. But it is a virtue more often preached than practised. Underlying all the themes at the recent AVPN conference in Singapore was the idea …

Interview Andrew Milner 27 August 2019 For Subscribers

Interview: Safeena Husain, founder of Educate Girls

Safeena Husain knows exactly what she’s talking about. Herself the product of a troubled childhood and a curtailed education, she founded Educate Girls to tackle the problem of out-of-school children in India, one of three …

Conference reports Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

Listening to the voice of the beneficiary

Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

Energy, curiosity and urgent questions on the AVPN agenda

The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of …

Opinion Andrew Milner 21 June 2019

The interesting narrative

Consider the following: ‘The Local Support Group in X started its operational phase in 2008 with a focus on three priority areas: spaces, identity and culture. The first project was the establishment of a ‘creativity …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 11 June 2019

International currents at the Association of German Foundations gathering in Mannheim

As part of Deutscher Stiftungstag 2019 in Mannheim, the Association of German Foundations ran a series of English-language sessions to introduce an international perspective to the country’s foundation sector. The general conference theme of democracy …