News about grants, gifts
GlobalGiving’s Little by Little Matching Campaign for APOPO ran from April 3rd to April 7th. There was a total of $50,000 in matching funds, and at the end of the week, there was $3,000 in bonus prizes for the top five fundraising projects.
His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community contributed more than $25 million to help establish the University of Alberta Botanic Garden in which is scheduled to be established by 2018.
News about people, groups
On March 23rd, Rewilding Europe, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, WWF European Policy Office, the European Environmental Bureau and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a 3-year initiative funded by WWF Netherlands to promote the concept of rewilding in Europe.
Karolinska Development AB, a Nordic life sciences investment company in Stockholm, Sweden, promoted Viktor Drvota MD, PhD, as Chief Executive Officer.
Air Canada was named one of “Montreal’s Top Employers” in an annual employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology , the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and BYD Company Ltd. signed a letter of intent on April 20th in China aimed at growing Alberta, Canada’s capacity for clean technology and renewable energy.
APOPO has opened a program in Colombia as recently registered as an NGO in the country. APOPO will begin in the country by supporting Campaña Colombiana Contra Minas, a Colombian NGO working to eradicate landmines.
The Bayat Foundation, Afghanistan’s largest, private, non-profit Health, Education and Social Development Organization, held its landmark “Nourish So They May Flourish” Fundraising Gala on April 21st in Jacksonville, Florida. The event highlighted Bayat Foundation’s success in expanding access to maternal and early childhood healthcare and its continuing commitment to support education, literacy and economic development in Afghanistan.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group have opened applications for the fifth edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award. Grassroots initiatives that encourage intercultural understanding through innovative methods, with the aim of alleviating identity-based conflicts around the world, are encouraged to apply.
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