(Re) Imagining WINGSForum

By Maurice Makoloo, East Africa Director at Ford Foundation and Chair of WINGSForum 2020, Stigmata Tenga, Executive Director of WINGSForum co-host the Africa Philanthropy Network, and Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director of WINGS.   In his novel “Things Fall Apart”, renowned African writer Chinua Achebe tells the story of Eneke the bird which said that because…

European policy responses for philanthropy and civil society: How are governments reacting in the light of the COVID-19 crisis?

By Michael Mapstone, Director of International, CAF It is vital that governments recognise and value the crucial role of civil society and philanthropy in the immediate response to the Coronavirus crisis and for the rebuilding efforts that will be needed. Currently, governments are responding to the crisis in various ways, on the national and EU-level,…

Philanthropic landscape of Nepal

By Rewati Raman Dhakal, Founder and CEO, Nepal Center for Philanthropy and Development (NCPD) Synopsis of the Philanthropic Landscape of Nepal: Individuals, foundations, private sectors, Diasporas and I/NGOs are actively engaging in philanthropy in Nepal. However, the efforts are not adequate to subdue the serious problems caused by the decade-long arms conflict, earthquake, COVID 19…

Local Action for Global Good – why and how to embrace the SDGs

By Dr. James Magowan, Co-ordinating Director, European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) The Covid-19 pandemic has served to highlight global connectedness and interdependence while also demonstrating through lockdowns the significance of local action. As the crisis unfolded it exposed deep-rooted inequalities that exist in societies around the globe, heightened awareness about the fragility of global systems,…

Why should non-profit organisations know the basics of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT)?

By Gabriela Pellón, Expert in AML/CFT matters certified by GAFILAT & Member of the Expert Hub of the Global NPO Coalition on FATF*. Has your organisation experienced difficulties in receiving or sending charitable funds through banking institutions? Do banks require extensive and thorough documentation of the donations your organisation manages? Is your entity required to…

¿Porqué las entidades sin fines de lucro deben manejar nociones esenciales sobre prevención de lavado de activos y contra el financiamiento de terrorismo (PLA/CFT)?

Por Gabriela PellónExperta en temas de PLA/CFT certificada por GAFILAT & Miembro del Núcleo de Expertos de la Global NPO Coalition on FATF* ¿Su organización experimentó dificultades para recibir o enviar fondos caritativos a través de instituciones bancarias? ¿Le piden los bancos abundante y rigurosa documentación de respaldo sobre las donaciones que gestiona su entidad?…