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Michael Mapstone

Opinion 1 Carl Manlan and Michael Mapstone 16 July 2020

Infrastructure is so much more than bricks and mortar

Often when people speak about the need for infrastructure development in Africa, they are discussing bricks and mortar, improved physical structures such as transportation links, hospitals and schools. But creating a world in which the …

Opinion Michael Mapstone 16 September 2019

Governments and big business can better support young people – and here’s how

Across the globe, voices from younger generations are leading on the defining issues of our age. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg sparked widespread climate change protests in more than 100 countries, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has forced the …

Analysis Michael Mapstone 25 April 2018

Unleashing the true potential of philanthropy to transform lives and communities

Over the past couple of years, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in meetings and conferences about the role of philanthropy in _______ (fill the blank with ‘global development’, ‘SDGs’, ‘closing space’, ‘climate …