China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing

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.

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Laoniu Children’s Discovery Museum in Beijing

During my trip to China I was offered the opportunity to visit Beijing’s Children Discovery Museum, a 0-to-7-year-old early childhood education project jointly developed by Lao Niu Brother & Sister Foundation together with China National Children’s Center, China Philanthropy Research Institute, and Beijing Normal University. By creating this museum in Beijing, and a similar one in Inner Mongolia, Lao Niu Foundation sought to introduce innovative and interactive exploration to Chinese children, through advanced design concepts and practice models commonly found in children’s museums in the United States and Europe, while combining Chinese traditional culture in the model. Since opening on June 1, 2005, Lao Niu Children’s Discover Museum is the first large-scale children’s museum in Beijing.

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Innovation and Childhood Education in China

China is becoming an increasingly important stakeholder in philanthropy in education. As a follow-up to several talks I gave on philanthropy in education I was invited to take part in Philanthropy in Childhood Education in China: Trends and Perspectives, a conference organized by the China Global Philanthropy Institute in collaboration with NORRAG (Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training) and 21st Century Education Research Institute, with sponsorship from the Lao Niu Brother & Sister Foundation.

This event targeted foundations, non-profit educational organizations, academia, business, social enterprises, media and government to discuss the theme of education equity and innovation in childhood education in China. It brought together around 170 participants, and high-level speakers presenting a combination of domestic and international experiences and case studies.

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[FR] Tournée française 2018

38033395_682297745458492_6564919668702707712_oJe présenterai mes livres, La Révolution bilingue et Partenaires inégaux lors de ces prochains événements à Paris et Nice en espérant vous y retrouver. N’hésitez pas à faire circuler ces informations.

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Unequal Partners Reviewed in the Harvard Africa Policy Journal

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.

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Philanthropy in Education: Interaction with the Public Sector

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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.

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What Is the Influence of American Foundations on Universities in Africa?

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

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