Academic initiative to illuminate philanthropy’s role in education


Alliance magazine


An initiative sponsored by the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG), the Sheikh Saud bin Sawr Al Qasimi Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, has opened a call for paper submissions ahead of its inaugural symposium in November 2017.

Papers on a variety of topics will be accepted, including but not limited to: challenges and opportunities for philanthropy within education, philanthropic and government engagement across the North-South divide, and individual giving in supports of school and higher education, including giving from alumni of the school systems. Accepted papers will be presented at the event as well as published online.

The goal of the initiative is to ‘facilitate greater understanding and collaboration between philanthropic organizations, national policymakers, representatives of international organizations and academics working in the field of education,’ according to the request for papers. Submissions from individuals in a variety of backgrounds are encouraged.

The symposium series is titled ‘Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives.’ The inaugural event will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 22-24 November 2017. Six regional symposiums will follow throughout the next two years, and the series will hold its closing symposium in the United Arab Emirates in May 2019.

For more information, see here.


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