All SDGPP Pilot Countries and implementing partners joined a webinar on Foundation Center's global work on their data strategy and capacity building program. The webinar, titled ‘Developing a Data Strategy for Philanthropy and Building the Capacity to Implement it' – the role of Foundation Center with the SDG Philanthropy Platform’ took place on May 10, 2017, and was hosted by the SDG Philanthropy Platform.
Lauren Bradford, Director of Global Partnerships at Foundation Center was the key speaker. Other speakers included Arif Ekram, Manager of Global Partnerships at Foundation Center, Catherine Mwendwa, Program Officer at East African Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), and Arif Neky, Country Coordinator of SDGPP in Kenya. The speakers talked about the role and work of the Foundation Center in developing data strategies for philanthropy and building the capacity to implement it, and discuss how data strategy and capacity can be raised in, and connected with other sectors and in the UN system more broadly. There was also a discussion on the practical steps of collaboration between Foundation Center and the SDG Philanthropy Platform pilot countries and implementing partners, in delivering this work in a country.
The webinar was recorded and can be found here.