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The Global Philanthropy Forum is a project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. The forum's mission is to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes and to inform, enable, and enhance the strategic nature of their work. Forum services include an annual conference, learning events in the San Francisco Bay Area, online resources, and donor-recipient matchmaking. Over the past several years, the forum has established partnerships and helped organize gatherings of philanthropists in Brazil, Columbia, and Singapore. In 2014-2015, the forum will host annual conferences in the Bay Area and in Washington, D.C., and provide other learning and partnering opportunities. It will launch the first conference of the Africa Philanthropy Forum in 2014 in Addis Ababa. The World Affairs Council of Northern California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization devoted to engaging the public in a discussion of the transnational issues of tomorrow.
Multilateral development banks, and particularly the World Bank, have traditionally played a central role in formulating development policy and continue to be the dominant standard setters in international finance and investment. International development finance is changing, however, with the emergence of new national development banks, such as those in Brazil and China, which lag behind their international counterparts in terms of transparency, governance, and environmental and social protection policies. The Bank Information Center supports developing country organizations in their efforts to strengthen standards, particularly at the World Bank, and increasingly at national development banks. This grant increase will enable the Bank Information Center to conduct a strategic planning process to meet the new challenges in development finance, as well as to participate in technical cooperation with nongovernmental organizations in Brazil and South America.
The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, funds nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in Central/Eastern Europe and Russia and South Africa. The overall goal of our work in these regions is to develop and strengthen civil society by promoting civic participation in democratic processes at the local, national and regional levels; strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, and addressing issues related to race and reconciliation and transitional justice.
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