Philanthropy in Education (PiE)

As philanthropic organizations continue to grow across the world and they become more influential actors in the education and development sector, there is a need to deepen collective knowledge of the sector. NORRAG’s work in the area of Philanthropy in Education seeks to facilitate greater understanding and collaboration between philanthropic organizations, national policymakers, representatives of international organizations and academics working in the field of education.

A major initiative is the symposium series Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives, launched and co-sponsored by NORRAG, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, the Open Society Foundations and the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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News and Events

Russian Version of NSI 04 Launched 10 March 2021

NORRAG Partner, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, launched the Russian version of NORRAG Special Issue 04 (NSI 04): “New Philanthropy and the Disruption of Global Education” on 10 March 2021. The Russian translation of NSI 04 includes 13 articles. Through global and more localized lenses, NSI 04 analyzes the...
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9 April 2019, New York, USA: Investing in Education in Africa: Diverse Perspectives on Innovative Financing

New York, USA
Read the report published after the conference The George Clement Bond Center for African Education, in collaboration with NORRAG, organised on 9 April 2019 at Teachers College, Columbia University, a panel discussion on “Investing in Education in Africa: Diverse Perspectives on Innovative Financing.” The event was co-sponsored by Teachers College...
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14-18 April 2019, San Francisco, USA: NORRAG panels at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference, Education for Sustainability

San Francisco, USA
NORRAG and its network members will participate in the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference on 14-18 April 2019, San Francisco, USA. With the growth and evolution of philanthropy in education worldwide, NORRAG’s panels seek to explain the possible impact of new philanthropy and other similar approaches as...
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15 January 2019, Beijing, China: Philanthropy in Childhood Education in China: Trends and perspectives

Beijing, China
China Global Philanthropy Institute in collaboration with NORRAG and the 21st Century Education Research Institute organised the conference:“Philanthropy in Childhood Education in China: Trends and perspectives” on 15 January 2019 in Beijing, China. This is the third event in the Philanthropy in Education Symposium Series. The event in China was organised...
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31 January – 1 February 2019, Magaliesburg, South Africa: Philanthropy in Education in South Africa: A space for learning and collaboration

Magaliesburg, South Africa
Read the report published after the conference As part of the Philanthropy in Education (PiE) series, the Zenex Foundation, NORRAG and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), organised a roundtable discussion bringing together philanthropies, implementing partners, researchers and government representative to discuss the experience and approaches used by philanthropic organisations...
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