Grantmakers without borders – June conference to focus on climate change and natural resource depletion

Grantmakers Without Borders is currently in the throes of organizing its eighth annual conference, ‘Just Giving: Global Social Change Philanthropy’. The event will gather some 200 grantmakers and global southern activists for dialogue, debate and learning. Once again Gw/oB’s conference will cover a range of topics of concern and interest to international grantmakers under two headings: Grantmaking Practice and Global Issues.
The Grantmaking Practice track is one of the things that makes the Gw/oB conference so valuable. Here, grantmakers will find a wealth of quality workshops on the how-to’s of effective global grantmaking. Among the topics to be discussed in Grantmaking Practice workshops this year are making monitoring and evaluation accessible for CBOs, power relations in international grantmaking, and the challenges and opportunities of funding in remote rural areas.
With so much of the world’s attention rightly on climate change and natural resource depletion, the Global Issues track this year will focus entirely on these challenges. In particular, the conference will explore the intersection of the environmental crisis with broader social justice concerns, attempting to develop strategies that grantmakers can employ to ensure that efforts to address climate change do so in the context of promoting equity, justice, and the right to develop. Workshops in this track will explore the role of women in addressing climate change, grassroots environmental organizing in China, local water resource management, and many other topics.
Grantmakers Without Borders’ 2008 conference, convening 8-10 June in San Francisco, is open to representatives from grantmaking organizations from around the world. Join us!
Grantmakers Without Borders
Executive Director: John Harvey
T +1 617 794 2253
john@gwob.net
http://www.gwob.net

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