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With this renewal grant, Both Ends Foundation will continue working to improve the environmentally and socially harmful policies and practices of international finance institutions. Through this project, Both Ends Foundation provides support to nongovernmental organizations in developing countries and Central and Eastern Europe, works on project and issue specific campaigns with other nongovernmental organizations, and promotes improvements to the overall policy structure of international finance institutions and Dutch private financial institutions, including the Dutch export credit agency.
Nearly one in five people globally lack access to electricity and this is a major development challenge facing the world’s poor, particularly in Africa. If the right policies, financing, and incentives are in place, micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, based in Africa, could create energy solutions that will yield economic benefits for African communities while not exacerbating climate change impacts. Through this grant, Oxfam America has created a new analysis illustrating that addressing the energy challenges facing the poor in rural Africa will also provide the economic opportunities to address their poverty. Oxfam America will use this new analytical framework over the next grant period to influence U.S. investment in Africa’s energy sector to ensure that small-scale renewable energy is prioritized.
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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