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The Gratitude Project: Empowering the minds of young women through wellness practices and sexual health education

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic exposed the social inconsistencies in how we all go about our daily lives. It shed light on mental health issues as well as the value of wellness practices like meditation and yoga. The Gratitude Project, led…

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The Gratitude Project.

Moonshot Philanthropy: achieving responsive social change by privatising failure and socialising success

by Dr Beth Breeze, Director, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent and James Chen, Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation Why would any self-aware philanthropist associate themselves with the phrase 'Moonshot Philanthropy' at a time when big giving is routinely interpreted as…

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Building resilience and transforming communities: the story of Imbokodo LaunchPad

Physical spaces for community capacity-building are becoming increasingly scarce in today's rapidly urbanising world, particularly in communities that need them the most. Jazzman Simelane and his team at Imbokodo LaunchPad identified the need for these spaces in the township community…

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Imbokodo Launchpad beneficiaries.

Centre of Strategic Philanthropy in Conversation: Florence ‘Cuppy’ Otedola

by Xiaoyu Dai, Research Assistant at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) launched the first event of its new series 'CSP in Conversation', a succession of intimate interviews discussing key philanthropic and development initiatives in…

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Florence 'Cuppy' Otedola.

Fostering health-related change through animated videos: the story of Aganang Skills Academy

In today's fast-changing world, where poverty and inequality are still on the rise, we need creative and innovative ways to educate marginalised communities about health issues, particularly sexual health. This is a gap Aganang Skills Academy is bridging in Tsakane,…

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Members of Aganang Skills Academy.

Year two in review: growth and new opportunities for the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

by the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy team The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) recently celebrated its second anniversary, solidifying its role as a hub for research and convening on philanthropy in global growth markets. 2021 presented new expansions and exciting…

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Unlocking philanthropic capital in developing regions

Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School announces philanthropic research framework for global growth markets.  A new report by the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the Cambridge Judge Business School brings together findings from more than 40 philanthropists…

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CSP partners CAPSI announce the winners of the Aspire Higher Project

Following two years of implementing solutions, the winner of the Aspire Higher Project was announced at a final judging event hosted on 19 April 2022. Imbokodo Launchpad was awarded £80,000 (approximately R1 500,000), which will go towards scaling the implementation of the project…

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Finalists hosting activations within their identified communities.

New ways of philanthropic giving: blended finance and the SDGs

by Dr Juvaria Jafri, Research Associate, and Di Kennedy, Centre Manager, at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy Blended finance is an approach to global development co-operation that recognises that private capital has a pivotal role to play in meeting the…

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CNN: Quest means business

Badr Jafar, Founding Patron for the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, speaks to Quest Means Business on CNN on the importance of Venture Capital, Philanthropy and nurturing small businesses to become change agents. Whilst one third…

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