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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Storify: SDG Philanthropy Platform Launch Event in India

24-1-2017 Mumbai, India

High-level roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -Philanthropy Platform Imperial Hall, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Tuesday, 24th January 2017.

High-level Roundtable on the SDG Philanthropy Platform, Mumbai

24-1-2017 Mumbai, India

The SDG Philanthropy Platform and partners will host a high-level Roundtable on the SDGs and philanthropy in India on the 24th of January 2017, in Mumbai, India's financial hub. The event will be attended by a wide range of stakeholders and partners including government, private sector and philanthropy, and moderated by Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Ruchi Mohanty, Partnerships & Engagement Specialist of UNDP India, Jaco Cilliers, UNDP India Country Director, and Radhika Shah, Platform Advisor and Co-President of Stanford A&E will participate in and share perspectives at the event, along with Indian philanthropists including Paula Mariwala, Founder & Co-President at Stanford A & E India, and foundation leadership including Pragnya Ram, Group Executive President at Aditya Birla Group.

WingsForum 2017 – Critical Philanthropy: Addressing Complexity, Challenging Ourselves

22-2-2017 to 24-2-2017 Mexico City

What is WINGSForum about?
WINGSForum, WINGS’ flagship event, brings together a globally diverse group of senior staff of philanthropy support organizations and leaders in philanthropy to share knowledge, network, and advance effective philanthropy worldwide.Held every three years, WINGSForum has become the premier event in the global philanthropy community. Focused on identifying new innovations in the sector, WINGSForum was designed as a peer learning experience where philanthropy leaders could share practical lessons and inspiration from their work.

What to expect from  WINGSForum 2017?
WINGSForum 2017 will provide an opportunity for reflection on the state of affairs in our field and on the dynamics of power, money and participation. Given the urgency of global crises and challenges to civil society, we must harness the potential of philanthropy, in all its diversity, for a more inclusive, equitable world. The upcoming forum will set the stage and provide an environment that helps facilitate, support, and encourage innovative and thoughtful discussions on recognising the potential to influence social change; challenging current models and practices of philanthropy; creating the conditions for philanthropy to thrive.WINGSForum 2017 will be held from 22-24 February 2017 in Mexico City at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. A primary financial, political and cultural center of Latin America, Mexico City will be a wonderful backdrop for our global community of philanthropy influencers.

SDG Philanthropy Platform Supports Effective Development Co-operation Summit during HLM2 in Kenya

28-11-2016 to 1-12-2016 Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Nairobi, 28th November – 1st December

The SDG Philanthropy Platform Kenya will actively participate in the HLM2 summit in Nairobi, Kenya (November 28 - December 01), under the auspices of The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. The Platform will lead a session on the Catalytic Role of Philanthropy in Africa (29 November), as part of the larger OECD-organized Philanthropy Forum. Arif Neky, National Coordinator of the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Kenya, will also join Inclusive and Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships: How to strengthen ownership, results, transparency and mutual accountability (November 30), showcasing the Platform’s achievements in Kenya. The Platform Kenya will join How Can Foundations Better Collaborate with Governments? From Evidence to Action (December 01), outlining the Platform’s support for the Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement (GEPE) initiative, implemented under OECD netFWD in collaboration with the East African Association of Grantmakers (EAAG) as well as two events in promoting Primary Health Care partnerships across Kenya and on inclusive business led by the Business Call to Action.

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