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Philanthropy for global education comes of age

Peter Laugharn 29 April 2013

This is the second of three blogs, all inspired by the recent Skoll Forum and Global Philanthropy Forum, which will focus on the growing importance of global education as a philanthropic issue. My first blog, …

Entrepreneurial disrupters celebrate Skoll World Forum’s tenth birthday

1 Caroline Hartnell 19 April 2013

‘Happy tenth birthday Skoll World Forum,’ said Pamela Hartigan, director of Oxford’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, opening the morning plenary on 11 April. In the ten years since the first Skoll World Forum on …

Life After Dead Aid: Helping states improve the delivery of global public goods

1 Peter Laugharn 18 April 2013

Last week at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship I attended a panel entitled ‘Reengineering Aid: What is wrong with the aid industry and how can it be fixed in the 21st century?’  The …

From words and whispers to deals and deeds: reflections on the 2012 Skoll World Forum

David Bonbright 20 April 2012

The stars were there at the 2012 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, held in Oxford on 28-30 March. From Bill Drayton, the father of the movement, spectral and luminous, to the newest Skoll awardees …

Inspiring sessions at the Skoll World Forum

Lenka Setkova 20 April 2011

From 30 March to 1 April, over 850 delegates from 54 countries attended the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, an event that is pitched as the ‘premier international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial …

OxfordJam marks coming of age for Skoll World Forum

Caroline Hartnell 26 March 2010

It could be argued that the birth of a complementary event marks the coming of age of a regular conference. The Skoll World Forum to be held in Oxford, UK on 14-16 April will be …