Shazia Amjad – PCP’s new report on “The State of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan”

A strong civil society depends, along with other things, on a strong culture of giving. In fact, developing a strong culture of giving is one of the most important agendas for organizations supporting philanthropy. According to the most recent study from WINGS about the global philanthropy infrastructure, 74% of survey respondents give high priority to…

Philanthropy and Academia in the Arab World

By Heba Abou Shnief With a burgeoning philanthropic landscape and a rich tradition of giving, philanthropy is often thought to have a life of its own in the Arab region. This conception rarely does invoke thinking about connections with data, research and knowledge.  Despite a budding philanthropy eco-system and the most well intended efforts of…

It’s not that Ubuntu doesn’t exist

by Lizel Shepherd A while ago I was one of a five-person South African team that participated in a cultural exchange programme abroad. Each time we were asked the seemingly straight-forward question about our traditional foods, heated and flavoured debates would erupt. Each of us had such different perspectives but our voices weren’t equally weighted.…