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Interview: André Hoffmann

Charles Keidan 6 June 2023 For Subscribers

‘The idea of domination is finished, what we really need is collaboration,’ says André Hoffmann, president of the MAVA Foundation, the Swiss biodiversity conservation philanthropy which is in the process of winding up operations. He …

Spotlight on Turkish philanthropy: Navigating a changing landscape

Alliance magazine 6 June 2023

Güler Sabancı and Semahat Arsel, representatives of the Sabancı Foundation and the Vehbi Koç Foundation – two of Turkey’s leading philanthropies – speak to Alliance about their work in the wake of recent crises, the …

We engage, we learn, we share: Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

3 Andrew Milner 24 May 2023

Alliance in collaboration with WINGS has been commissioned by Propel Philanthropy to conduct a 10 part interview series on the work of Social Impact Infrastructure Organisations and the benefits they bring to the sector. Over …

Nandita Pradhan Bhatt on philanthropy and gender-based violence in India

Aarti Mohan 23 May 2023

Despite being set to be the world’s fastest-growing economy, India performs poorly in terms of women’s safety and gender equality. Nandita Pradhan Bhatt believes that gender-based violence and discrimination needs behavioural and attitudinal change. Ensuring …

Interview: Gbenga Oyebode

Charles Keidan 16 May 2023

In April, the African Philanthropy Forum (APF) held its board strategy session at the Legatum Institute in London. Charles Keidan caught up with APFs new chair, corporate lawyer and philanthropist, Gbenga Oyebode, about the aims …

Rei Murakami on gender, politics, and philanthropy in Japan

Fan Li 25 April 2023

Despite being the world’s third-largest economic power, Japan ranks low on the global gender equity index. Rei Murakami believes that the gender gap in politics is one of the root causes of numerous social issues …

Egypt’s growing and changing philanthropy sector with CARE Egypt’s Hazem Fahmy

Elika Roohi 18 April 2023

In Egypt, philanthropy is becoming more independent and sustainable, while also more open to experimentation and learning. And nowhere is this better exemplified than in the recent change in status for CARE Egypt – previously …

The luxury of a long-term lens: Speaking with Nippon Foundation’s Yohei Sasakawa in Japan

Elika Roohi 7 March 2023 For Subscribers

Now 83, Yohei Sasakawa has been at the head of the Nippon Foundation since 1981. As he explained to Alliance digital editor Elika Roohi when the two sat down to talk at the Asia Philanthropy …

Sarah Mukasa on African philanthropy and why trust matters

1 Ese Emerhi 28 February 2023

I was lucky enough to catch up with Sarah Mukasa, Division Director, Women’s Rights at Open Society-Africa, in Entebbe, Uganda, after her plenary session ‘Strengthening an Infrastructure for African Philanthropy’ at the most recent African …

HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah is a force for change in the Arab region

Heba Abou Shnief 14 February 2023

HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah is the founder of Intisar Foundation and Alnowair; two non-profits focused on advancing mental health, youth well-being and women empowerment. A princess from Kuwait’s royal family, she is a formidable force for …