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1.25.16 International Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Royal Institute of International Affairs, or Chatham House, has received a Cornerstone Contribution of £3m from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Chatham House Second Century Initiative to support the expansion and renovation of the institute’s ground floor.

News about people, groups

Doroob became the first “Preferred Partner” for bringing emotional intelligence to education in Saudi Arabia and Sudan, offering tools and methods to support school children, educators, parents and communities in implementing social emotional learning.

Following the Social and Development Impact Bonds, European Venture Philanthropy Association members Rockefeller Foundation and Yunus Social Business are introducing a new results-based instrument to fund social business, where payments are made by a foundation upon the reach of predefined outcomes.

January 14th through the 17th, the Artisans’ Association of Cambodia organized the 6th edition of Angkor Handicraft Fair, the biggest and longest running handicraft event in Cambodia. The objective was to promote Cambodian skills and unique “savoir faire” in handicraft and art. All the products shown were made in Cambodia.

In order to widen their reach and impact, APOPO established an APOPO Foundation in Switzerland and a US office in Washington DC. APOPO US has received its 501c3 status, which allows tax-effective giving in the USA and will boost public fundraising.

Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in BirdLife International’s China Coastal Waterbird Census, which, in November 2015, published its third report on the state of the country’s coastal waterbirds.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Working together with monitoring organizations and communities in Alberta’s oil sands region, the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency is launching an electronic community report featuring information and findings related to environmental monitoring programs in the oil sands.

Thousands of family planning experts and activists from around the world will gather January 25th through 28th at the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

The Small Arms Survey is conducting a survey among humanitarian professionals, in order to explore gaps and challenges inherent to Gender-based Violence programming in humanitarian emergencies and to identify means to bring about tangible innovation. The survey was commissioned by Humanitarian Innovation Fund, a partnership between Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance and the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action.


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