Bridging the Knowledge Gap for Development

Access to knowledge and to creating knowledge represent a basic ingredient for enabling locally owned development to take place. While development literature emphasizes alleviation of poverty and reduction of inequalities and bridging the digital divide, few accounts insist on the importance of knowledge gaps for protracted underdevelopment. Bridging the Knowledge...

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Global Diplomacy Lab at Făgăraș: Global Leadership and the SDGs: What Role for Local Communities?

The Global Diplomacy Lab @ Făgăraș focuses on the involvement and potential of small urban communities and rural areas in addressing the SDGs and the various current global challenges. GDL@Fagaras is focusing on four tracks in collaboration with the following challenge holders: Track 1: The SDGs, international relations & Făgăraș,...

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Counter-strategies towards hate and disinformation

A practical guide for NGOs, activists and volunteers about democratic limits of freedom of expression, countering hate speech, fake news and intimidation. Author(s): Stefan Cibian, Silvia Fierascu, Svjetlana Knezevic, Karin Liebhart, Hannes Meissner, Anca Molnos, Laura Ranca, Mariya Yurukova, Christiana Weidel. Download the Brochure here. Freedom of expression is under threat, in...

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World Responsible Leaders Forum, Mexico

BMW Foundation believes in Responsible Leadership. As such, the Foundation developed a global network of responsible leaders and organized experiential opportunities for leaders to come together learn from and support each other. One such occasion was the World Responsible Leaders Forum which took place in Merida, Mexico between December 5-8,...

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Pathways to Power Symposium: Reflections on #ShiftThePower

Powerful life stories and transformative ideas made the Pathways to Power Symposium a highlight in understanding and transforming the dysfunctional global aid and economic systems. Development assistance and community philanthropy are rarely brought together, although they are both practices aimed at improving the well-being of communities around the world. The Symposium succeeded...

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Social Impact Management Workshop

The Workshop on Social Impact Management was organized on November 21, 2019 by 4Change together with Cromo Foundation, Turkey-Europe Foundation and Făgăraș Research Institute, in Lisbon. Dr. Stefan Cibian held a presentation focusing on the importance of impact management for the sustainability of civil society sectors. The Workshop also presented...

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Pathways to Power Symposium: New Ways of Deciding and Doing. Taking #Shift the Power to the next level

The Pathways to Power Symposium: New Ways of Deciding and Doing. Taking #Shift the Power to the next level took place in London on November 18-19, 2019 and was organized by the Global Fund for Community Foundations. The event brought together more than 100 participants from the fields of philanthropy, research, international organizations...

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Emerging Engagements Between Central & Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Common Interests and Cooperation

Emerging Engagements Between Central & Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Common Interests and Cooperation was organized on October 31, 2019, in Accra, Ghana, by Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs  from London. Dr. Stefan Cibian held a presentation on The Context, Drivers and Outlook for CEE-SSA Relations...

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