Transparency and philanthropy – an oxymoron in india? Not anymore.

By Sumitra Mishra and Chandrika Sahai India has traditionally been a philanthropic culture with giving ingrained in all of its major religions, a part of everyday life. However, both formal and informal giving in India have mainly been private matters, the choice of cause and the method of giving have mostly been motivated by the…

Walk Together

I received a poem from a friend in my inbox – an uplifting reminder about our hopes for the future at a time when many of us are despairing. It dreams of a race-less future generation, anchored on the words of Jimi Hendrix: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world…

Impact of aid on peace and conflict transformation in a deeply divided society: Lessons from Sri Lanka

The following presentation was shared by Ambika Satkunanathan, Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, Sri Lanka on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Foundations for Peace Network in November 2016, Philanthropy House, Brussels. I am here this morning to share with you the impact of aid on peace and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka, which could…

Placing the value of local peacebuilding firmly on the Development Aid agenda

By Monina O’prey Foundations for Peace (FFP) is a global network of local funders working to build peace, alongside social justice, in regions emerging from, or currently experiencing violent conflict. Launched in New York in 2006, the organization works collaboratively on peacebuilding initiatives, including supporting victims and survivors of conflict; working with political prisoners and…