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Angel Font
Corporate Director of the CaixaResearch Institute and Research and Health in Portugal “la Caixa” Foundation and President, Philea
Carola Carazzone
Secretary General, Assifero and Vice-President, Philea
Opinions - 7 November 2022

Together For a Climate of Change

Crises are discussed globally, but felt locally. When COP27 begins in Sharm El-Sheikh this week, it will mark 31 years since the first reference to “loss and damage” in climate…
Mshai Mkoji
COP27 Project Manger, African Climate Foundation
Opinions - 4 November 2022

It’s COP o’clock

This year all roads lead to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt for the 27th United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP27). It’s full steam ahead to ensure…
Tom Brookes
CEO, Global Strategic Communications Council
Opinions - 3 November 2022

The stark reality: Every foundation is now a climate foundation

We sat down with Tom Brookes, CEO of the Global Strategic Communications Council and former Executive Director of Communications at the European Climate Foundation, to discuss the role of philanthropy in the face of the climate crisis and the importance of storytelling in creating transformational change.
Tom Moring
Professor Emeritus and Chair of the steering group, University of Helsinki
Torbjörn Eng
Research Manager, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Christer Kuvaja
Head of Research, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland
Opinions - 28 October 2022

Future Nordics: We must bridge the gap between research and policy solutions

Six funders of research in the Nordic countries challenge researchers in humanities and social sciences to respond to the urgent challenges of our time in a seven-year programme. Future Challenges in the Nordics, People – Culture – Society builds bridges between policies and research.
Simon Mériaux
OD Manager and Head Of Learning, MAVA, Fondation pour la Nature
Liliana Dias
Consultant, Stone Soup Consulting
Opinions - 27 October 2022

Tips of the Triangle: Exploring three-way partnerships for Organisational Development (OD)

Tripartite action plans between a donor, its partner organisation, and an external consultant make a tried-and-true recipe for supporting Organisational Development. MAVA Foundation has conducted this experiment with success, devoting part of our last phase of activity to helping partners strengthen their ability to deliver positive impact.
Delphine Moralis
Chief Executive Officer, Philea
Opinions - 26 October 2022

Gender Equality Week – let human beings, be

Earlier this week, the European Parliament kicked off the third Gender Equality Week, including a series of events tackling issues ranging from equal pay to domestic violence. One of…
Sameer Padania
Strategic consultant, Macroscope
Opinions - 11 October 2022

How can we build a new future for journalism that belongs to all of us?

The reality of support for journalism hasn’t always matched the rhetoric – but this is starting to change, as prominent voices frame threats to journalism as a threat to democracy. But in Europe, funding for independent journalism, especially local journalism, still lags far behind the US. Sameer Padania suggests how Europe could catch up…
Zohra Moosa
Co-Executive Director, Mama Cash
Coco Jervis
Director of Programmes, Mama Cash
Opinions - 7 October 2022

Radical Love: The Case for Funding Trailblazing Feminists Themselves

Philanthropy cares about funding the things that make a difference. For social change, this includes funding social movements at the levels and in the ways that support them to thrive. Are we willing to fund the leaders that sustain these movements in their own right?
Jane Burston
Founder and Executive Director, Clean Air Fund
Opinions - 6 October 2022

Clean Air: Are Funders Missing a Golden Opportunity?

Terms like “win-win” and “game-changers” get thrown around with increasing ease, but tackling air pollution really does live up to the label. Toxic air is a universal health problem – 99% of the world’s population breathes air that breaches the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines.
Luisa Bonin
Guest Researcher, Maecenata Foundation
Opinions - 29 September 2022

Next Gen at Philea Forum 2022: The view from Brazil

Next Gens are newcomers to the sector – those either at the start of their professional careers or those who are making a career change from other sectors. The 2022 Philea Forum lasted four days, and when it ended, it was just the beginning for me.
Ilaria d’Auria
Head of Programmes – Thematic Collaborations, Philea
Opinions - 22 September 2022

What is the role of philanthropy in a post-Roe world?

With the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, the United States joins only three other countries – El Salvador, Nicaragua and Poland – that have rolled back abortion rights since 1994. In the context of an increasingly underfunded reproductive rights movement in the U.S. and globally, the need to reflect on the role of philanthropy in a post-Roe reality has become even more urgent.
Ian Hodgson
Secretary of the Board, European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Opinions - 19 September 2022

People have the power: How patient-led organisations have effected change

Patient and community-led organisations are powerful mechanisms for amplifying the voices of people affected by challenges to health. During the last 40 years, this has been especially so in the context of HIV and AIDS.
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