The ‘Emerging Societies – Emerging Philanthropies’ International Forum will be held from 1st-2nd July in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia. Can’t attend in person? Join the event on Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.
The forum’s online community is up and running and we encourage everyone with an interest in emerging market philanthropy to get involved in the debate! You can join the Emerging Forum Facebook page. View and upload your photos to Emerging Forum on Flickr. Follow on Twitter @emergingfor and tag your tweets using #emergingforum.
The ‘Emerging Societies – Emerging Philanthropies’ International Forum is a unique invitation-only event, which will bring together leading philanthropy practitioners from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the South East Asian, African and Arab regions. The overall goal of the forum is to stimulate mutual learning and debate among philanthropists and foundation practitioners, and to provide a platform for future cooperation and peer exchange.
The forum hopes to raise the profile of philanthropy in emerging economies and societies on a global level, and honour the legacy of Olga Alexeeva, who worked tirelessly to develop the sector in both Russia and the emerging world.
The forum will provide opportunities for informal gatherings and interactive discussions among participants. Over the course of two days, debate will take place on themes such as: how social change is understood and could be achieved in emerging societies; where relations between governments and philanthropists could lead; how challenge of sustaining philanthropy beyond first generations of donors are met in different giving cultures and how philanthropic values are communicated in different societies.
For more about the forum, visit the forum online at http://emergingforum.org/.