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Elika Roohi

News Elika Roohi 22 February 2021

New research studies French philanthropy’s response to pandemic

New research from PSSP (Philanthropy & Social Sciences Program) in France released this week explores the flexibility and collaboration between philanthropic actors in the French sector in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The research …

News Elika Roohi 21 January 2021

EFC and Dafne announce plans to become one organisation in 2021

In a major recalibration of Europe’s philanthropy infrastructure, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) will converge this year to form one philanthropy network. First made public in …

Interview Elika Roohi 5 January 2021 For Subscribers

Inequality and infections: philanthropy must be a catalyst for changing power imbalances

When UCL Professor Sarah Hawkes founded Global Health 50/50, she and co-founder Kent Buse were interested in understanding how the global health system performed against its professed commitments to gender equity. Hawkes wasn’t surprised to …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 8 December 2020

Open Society Foundations urge reset of global health funding

Health philanthropy leaders at the Open Society Foundations have called for a change of direction in global health funding which they say too often favours ‘private interests over public provision’. The Open Society Foundations’ Julia …

Interview Elika Roohi 8 December 2020 For Subscribers

Funding when disaster strikes

It’s been a year of unprecedented need, but also unprecedented giving. A report from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid analysing funding given in response to the Covid-19 pandemic during the first half of …

News Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 1 December 2020

Dr Tedros: There is great potential and need for philanthropy to partner with the global health field

Alliance magazine exclusive – In a wide ranging and poignant interview, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on philanthropic foundations to advocate for increased investment in public health, …

Conference reports Elika Roohi 26 November 2020

WINGS Forum 2020: Focus not only on sharing generosity, but sharing power

The 2020 annual WINGS forum was meant to happen in Nairobi, a celebration of the organisation’s 20th anniversary with their first conference in Africa. Of course, this year made other plans – so this week …

News Elika Roohi 17 November 2020

Wallace Global, Sierra Club Foundation hit back at divestment ‘virtue signalling’ claims

It is ‘intellectually dishonest’ for foundations to separate the values that govern their grantmaking from how they manage their investments, say two of the leading voices in the Divest-Invest movement writing in Alliance magazine today. …

Interview Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 10 November 2020

Mental health, climate and disease: Wellcome Trust’s Director of Strategy on tackling our big health threats

With an endowment of £26 billion, the UK’s Wellcome Trust is the fourth biggest foundation in the world. As one of the leading funders of global health, it has been at the forefront of efforts …

Interview Elika Roohi 27 October 2020

Funders recognise systems change philanthropy as critical, according to report

How, when, and why do certain solutions achieve system-level shifts? Four years ago, the Skoll, Ford, and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundations, Porticus, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors set out to explore that question through the Scaling …