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Harnessing momentum to achieve progress for children & adolescents affected by HIV

Cecilia Kihara 13 June 2019

In a small town in Nigeria, 18-year-old Oluleye — Leye for short — is an orphan supporting her family through sex work. Often, she does not have condoms and, upon discovering she’s pregnant, she fears …


Jack Ma reappointed as United Nations SDG Advocate

Alliance magazine 8 June 2019

Philanthropist and co-founder of the Alibaba group has been reappointed to the UN’s panel of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates. Jack first joined the group of 17 Advocates in early 2016. He launched his own …


United Nations and philanthropy

Natalya Pyagay and Siebren Moltzen 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

The SDG Philanthropy Platform is helping to coordinate and strengthen the sector’s contribution to international peace-building ‘What gives philanthropy its attribute as a peacemaker is its aim to empower local communities and therefore facilitate a …

Interview: Vijay and Umayal Eswaran

Andrew Milner 23 April 2019 For Subscribers

When Vijay Eswaran founded the QI Group of Companies in the 1990s with a number of partners, one of its premises was that some of its profits should fund social initiatives. Later, and with QI grown …

Funding by individual philanthropists in India grows 21 per cent over past five years

Alliance magazine 8 March 2019

Funding by individual philanthropists grew by 21 per cent between 2014 and 2018 according to a new report launched today by DASRA and Bain & Company. The India Philanthropy Report 2019 uncovers a continuous increase …

Prince Charles announces $100 million fund for empowering women in South Asia

Alliance magazine 14 February 2019

The Prince of Wales announced the launch of a $100m Outcomes Fund for women and girls across South Asia and its ambition to raise this fund over the next five years. The fund will support …

Supporting micro-level solutions is key to up-scaling innovation towards the SDGs

Isaac Ofosu Debrah 21 December 2018

It would be an understatement to say that the SDGs call for innovation and new ways of doing things. Despite the word ‘innovation’ being used to the extent of banality, the ideas of it becoming …

The narrative of Africa rising

Tony K Ansah Jr 15 December 2018

Nowadays, the narrative of ‘Africa Rising’ is gaining popularity. According to this narrative the African continent is emerging and progressing to greater heights than ever before. However, when one takes a closer look it becomes …

Interview: James Chen

Charles Keidan 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

James Chen is chair of Wahum Holdings in Nigeria and the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, but he is probably best known as founder of the Clearly campaign to eradicate preventable poor vision globally. The areas …

A new paradigm for capacity building

Connor Diemand-Yauman 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy University is pioneering new ways of using data to identify the capacity needs of valuable but neglected local CSOs As a global community, we often mobilise around visible crises: epidemics, child marriage and environmental …