During my visit to Beijing for Philanthropy in Childhood Education in China: Trends and Perspectives conference, I was thrilled to learn more about China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI), a think-tank established three years ago to provide information on China’s rapidly expanding philanthropic sector and training programs for foundation executives as well knowledge exchange, reporting and monitoring on the sector which currently totals 7,000 foundations.
Elizabeth R. Bruce wrote a wonderful review of my book, Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa in the Harvard Africa Policy Journal (Spring 2018). it is a publication dedicated to promoting dialogue about African policy and current affairs in the realms of governance, law, education, business, health, design, and culture.
What is the influence of American foundations on universities in Africa?
By Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC
University of Cape Town, South Africa: $80,902,000
Largest donor: Gates Foundation
University of Makere, Uganda: $42,352,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation
University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: $28,742,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation
University of Ghana: $19,992,000
Largest donor: Ford Foundation
University of Ibadan, Nigeria: $14,162,000
Largest donor: MacArthur Foundation
Quelle est l’influence des fondations américaines sur les universités en Afrique ?
Par Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC
Université du Cap. Afrique du Sud : 80 902 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Gates
Université Makere. Ouganda : 42 352 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Rockefeller
Université de Kwazulu-Natal, Afrique du Sud : 28 742 000 $
Premier donateur : Carnegie Corporation of New York
Université du Ghana, 19 992 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Ford
Université d’Ibadan, Nigeria : 14 162 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation MacArthur
I was thrilled to take part in the Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages in Los Angeles (February 16–17, 2018). The conference was organized by National Heritage Language Resource and focused on heritage and community language studies as a multi-disciplinary field. Papers, posters, and panels relevant to heritage language research and pedagogy were presented from the perspective of disciplines that include, but are not limited to, the following: anthropology, education, applied linguistics, linguistics, assessment, policy, bilingualism, psychology, demographics, sociology.
I presented in a panel with Jane Ross (New York University) and Maya Smith (University of Washington), and was honored to represent the FACE Foundation, which has hosted the French Heritage Language Program since 2005. Our talk, entitled “Multiculturalism and Multilingualism: Creative Teaching Techniques in the Heritage Language Classroom,” featured the French Heritage Language Program which has sought to address the needs of underserved French-speaking communities throughout the U.S. With the goal of “making French an asset for new Americans,” the FHLP creates a space where these students can construct their identities as multilingual speakers and learn the value of their various cultural backgrounds. You can download our PowerPoint presentation here: Ross_Smith_Jaumont_NHLRC18
Last November, I was in Geneva to present my research on philanthropy and education, as well as my book Unequal Partners, at the Inaugural Symposium, “Philanthropy on Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives.” Below is an interview I gave after my presentation, “Reconsidering development: Rethinking the relationship between American foundations and universities in Africa.”