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.

Find below the most recent NORRAG content on the topic of Philanthropy in Education:

News and Events

19 April 2019: Silicon Valley Philanthropy “Disruption” and the Implications for Educational Development

International Research Symposium A new style of philanthropy is emerging from Silicon Valley with new actors, new funding mechanisms and new approaches to philanthropic giving. With technological innovation as the core influence that created much of the wealth driving the new philanthropy, it is no surprise that disruption, innovation, and impact are...
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Philanthropy in Education in South Africa: A space for learning and collaboration

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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14-18 April 2019, San Francisco, USA: NORRAG panels at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference, Education for Sustainability

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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5 December 2018, Geneva: Innovative Financing for Education and Development: Potential, Progress and Debates

NORRAG and the Centre for Finance and Development organised on 5 December a panel discussion on Innovative Financing for Education and Development. The panellists presented their experiences and insights with development financing in education and the potential role of innovative financing mechanisms for the achievement of SDG 4 on inclusive and equitable quality...
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OECD netFWD Education Working Group

On 7 November 2018, Alexandra Draxler, Senior Advisor at NORRAG participated in the first Education Working Group meeting that took place at OECD Headquarters in Paris to discuss the future of philanthropy for education. The themes of the meeting covered a variety of topics with regards to the future of...
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