The global movement GivingTuesday has added two new hubs in Africa and India to deepen its impact worldwide. The expansion includes hiring international staff across the two new continents that will foster the growth of programmes and partnerships in these regions in areas such as data collection, youth engagement, and community and coalition building.
‘Civil society is playing an ever-increasing role in developing the infrastructure and policies needed to promote a fair, inclusive, and vibrant society,’ said Asim Ijaz Khwaja, GivingTuesday board member and Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard.
‘At the heart of these efforts are local leaders and organizations who are coming together to uplift the social sector and create long-term systems change. With the expansion of its global reach, GivingTuesday is taking crucial steps to foster increased resiliency in communities worldwide.’
The new hubs and added staff reflect GivingTuesday’s international focus on developing and supporting regional leaders who strengthen local philanthropic infrastructure, democratize philanthropy, and grow cultures of giving, generosity and robust civic participation at all levels of society, especially the grassroots.
‘I’m overjoyed to join GivingTuesday and take on this role during a period of time when generosity, building community across differences and localized engagement and leadership are most needed,’ said Nasra Ismail, GivingTuesday’s newly hired Senior Director of Global Strategy and Operation.