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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 …

The chance to end AIDS is a once in a generation opportunity

Frank Beadle de Palomo 30 November 2018

‘The prevailing discourse on ending AIDS has bred a dangerous complacency and may have hastened the weakening of global resolve to combat HIV.’ This alarming soundbite reverberated around the HIV, public health, and international development …

Uncovering the impact potential of Islamic finance in Asia

Sarah Hussain and Patsian Low 15 November 2018

As the mainstream capital markets and sustainable development movement converge, the silos that represent types of funding are breaking down to meet the demand of mobilising capital for greater impact. In this context, Islamic finance …

Creating pathways for philanthropy in the SDGs: Perspectives from Ghana

Isaac Ofosu Debrah 13 August 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an unrivalled opportunity to deliver high quality development results and philanthropy is already playing a crucial role in making this happen, especially through piloting innovations, scaling such innovation to …

How philanthropy adds value to India’s effort to achieve SDGs

Heather Grady 5 August 2018

How can philanthropy leverage its specialised resources to effectively contribute to India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation? This was the question posed at a recent session in Bangalore during the second annual meeting of the …

Global Impact launch six new regional funds

Alliance magazine 13 July 2018

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. For its six new funds, Global …

EFC AGA 2018: SDGs – working together to advance a culture of peace and prosperity

Maria Fola 31 May 2018

In September 2015, States adopted the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The preamble of this ambitious agenda states: “All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan.” …

A journey to community philanthropy in Zambia

Barbara Nost and Tarisai Jangara 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

If the old vessel is foundering, don’t cling to the wreckage – build a new boat In 2011, Zambia was classified as a low-middle-income country, which had many economic and other implications for the country. …