I recently took part in a panel on philanthropy and education during the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Mexico City (CIES 2018), Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue. The panel focused on the interplay at both policy and delivery level between the public sector and the philanthropic one. Funding to higher education is dependent on both national and global shifts in the grantors’ country, and in the receptiveness of African governments and institutions to the modalities of private funding. Neo-liberal trends influencing foundations have promoted the notion of the knowledge economy, which sees higher education as crucial for economic growth.
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
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.”
Communiqué de presse – Editions Maison des sciences de l’homme
Partenaires inégaux. Fondations américaines et universités en Afrique
En vente en librairie à partir du 12 février 2018 ou en ligne www.lcdpu.fr
Isbn : 978-2-7351-2400-8 | 184 p. | 16 €
Kyle A. Long wrote a great review of my book, Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa in the recently-launched journal, Philanthropy & Education, put together by Professor Noah Drezner of Columbia University, Indiana University Press and Teachers College.
I was recently in Switzerland 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.” The Symposium, which took place at The Graduate Institute in Geneva on November 22-24, was the perfect place to discuss issues related to philanthropy in education.
Today is International Translation Day which is celebrated every year on September 30 to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession in different countries. This is an opportunity to display pride in a profession that is becoming increasingly essential in the era of progressing globalization.
To mark this day, I have decided to give my new book for free both in its original English and its French ebook editions for everyone who will contribute to The Bilingual Revolution’s Adopt a Translation campaign. The campaign’s goal is to translate The Bilingual Revolution in 8 languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.