Selected MDG/SDG funding partnerships

First ever national “voice” for Philanthropy under the new Kenya Philanthropy Forum

The SDG Philanthropy Platform provided vital support to local foundations and trusts in Kenya to create the first ever national “voice” for philanthropy under the new Kenya Philanthropy Forum. This has allowed the sector to begin to establish its credibility through compiling data on philanthropic contributions and successful program approaches, and to display its unique strengths of innovation, risk tolerance, speed and agility, and grassroots development. Active engagement with other sectors, including government, has created more trusting and collaborative partnerships and fostered an enabling environment to deepen the impact of the philanthropy sector. As a result, over 200 foundations and trusts have been mapped and data collaborations have been initiated.


Further work with PFI to develop the Platform

The UNDP Indonesia Country Office and PFI are working together to develop a more detailed structure and working plan for the Platform. Four Working Groups have been proposed to function as main pillars of the Platform, each with a distinct development theme and explicit connection to relevant SDGs.  One official will be appointed to represent the Platform and sit within the national structure of the Indonesian SDGs Secretariat (a successor to the current MDG Secretariat in Bappenas – The Ministry of Planning).

Close working relationship with PFI (Indonesian Philanthropy Association)

A close working relationship with PFI (Indonesian Philanthropy Association) was established and has been thriving since the Platform’s launch in April 2015. Membership of PFI has doubled since then, with each member committing to operate according to the principles of PFI, one of which is mainstreaming the SDGs. Furthermore, new research on the sector has resulted in the creation of detailed profiles of 102 foundations, most of which are local members of PFI.

Joint programmes and engagement in thematic areas in Ghana

Through the SDG Philanthropy Platform, work has begun on developing joint programmes and collective engagement in several thematic areas prioritised at the launch, particularly in the areas of employability, jobs, and financial inclusion. Furthermore, there are a number of joint initiatives for the WASH sector in the region.

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Join the UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017

UNLEASH is a global not-for-profit initiative with the vision to build the world’s leading platform for innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year leading up to 2030, 1,000 hand-picked top talents will come together to co-create breakthrough solutions with support from a vibrant ecosystem of investors, corporates, academics and expert facilitators.

The first event will kick off in Denmark in 2017. Right now, dedicated and innovative talents aged 20-35 can apply to participate in the event in Denmark. UNLEASH will cover the costs of flights, visa, and accommodation during the entire program in Denmark. See the invitation here and go to to apply no later than May 1st, 2017.

Photos: Collaborative multistakeholder meetings in Ghana

20-6-2016 to 22-6-2016 Accra, Ghana

In a series of collaborative meetings held in Accra, Ghana, SDG Philanthropy Platform Ghana and Advisory Council, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the UN, government, philanthropy, NGOs, social enterprises, and civil society, worked to foster multistakeholder engagement, and affirmed the need for SDG priority mapping coordination between government and philanthropy.

SDGPP Ghana helps create a more enabled policy environment for philanthropy by supporting government SDG planning and implementation, advocating a stronger voice and role for philanthropy and by demonstrating its critical role.

Photos: SDG Coordination workshop in Riau Province

24-11-2016 Riau, Indonesia

The SDG Coordination workshop was held in Riau province on the 24th of November 2016 in Pekanbaru City. The workshop was attended by national and local government ministries, the private sector and philanthropy. Amongst the presenters were SDG Philanthropy Platform Indonesia and Filantropi Indonesia - who presented on the Platform and the role of philanthropy and business in achieving the SDGs.

Storify: Early Childhood & The Private Sector Roundtable Meeting

25-11-2016 Nairobi, Kenya

The Early Childhood & The Private Sector Roundtable Meeting took place at Serena Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on the 25th of November 2016, organised by the Aga Khan Foundation and University, Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), Kidogo, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Daraja, Serena Hotel, and supported by SDG Philanthropy Platform Kenya.

Meeting participants included the SDG Philanthropy Platform Kenya, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation (AKDN), government ministry members, Kidogo, Kenya ECD Network, AGA Khan Foundation East Africa (AKF-EA), Aga Khan University (AKU), Africa Population Health Research Center (APHRC), Daraja, Daycares Babycare Kenya, TheirWorld, Whizz Education, Discovery Learning, Jubilee Insurance, Afcorp investments, Safaricom, Johnson & Johnson, and Rubicom.

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