Alliance magazine will be hosting our next Breakfast Club in London at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to discuss peace-building and philanthropy. This event will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 08:30 GMT.
Peace-related philanthropy, at less than 1 per cent of all grantmaking, seems irresponsibly small given that armed conflict has spoiled lives, divided societies and ruined economies. Yet philanthropy has sometimes played vital, but less well known, roles in peace-building. Reflecting on Alliance‘s new issue, this panel will debate the value of different approaches to the peace philanthropy field, from working with communities to partnering with the UN.
- Celia McKeon: co-founder and coordinator, Rethinking Security
- Stephen Pittam: former trust secretary, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (2001-2012)
- Rasha Sansur: communications and resource mobilisation officer, Dalia Association-Palestine
- Barry Knight: secretary, CENTRIS (chair)
Key discussion points include:
- Why do so few foundations pursue peace-related work? What are some of the success stories of those who have?
- Can the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals give new impetus to peace philanthropy?
- Is it legitimate for private foundations to work in conflict zones?
- When should foundations seek to influence how states pursue foreign and security policy?
Click here to register for this event, and to find out more.
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We hope to see you there!