Developing a Blockchain Collaboration Model for Social Impact

18th April 2019 by Andrea Christie

On 19–20th March, I was honoured to represent BPF as the Chief Education Manager at the Blockchain For Social Impact Summit in New York, held by the Rockefeller Foundation. As a 2-Day conference co-hosted by the International Civil Society Centre and MercyCorps, its key purpose was to facilitate early thought-leadership discussion amongst blockchain entrepreneurs and leaders who are currently using this technology to create social impact. 

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Urban Futures and Resilience: Key insights for international civil society organisations

The International Civil Society Centre’s Scanning the Horizon futures initiative, and Partos’ The Spindle innovation platform, are partnering to present a mini webinar series for the international civil society community on ‘Urban Futures and Resilience’.

WEBINAR: Your well being as an activist

This webinar will focus on the tools and resources that activists can employ in order to take care of their own well being. Human rights defenders often find themselves in high-stress working environments, where they are required to focus on the well being of others, and not necessarily themselves. They often suffer from burn-out, post-traumatic stress, and are in need of psychosocial support. As the topic of mental health is finding its way to the forefront of day-to-day discourse,

We need more Policy People – and more collaboration. The importance of ‘policy coherence’ and what more can be done to promote EU policies that work for people and planet

19th March 2019 by Seamus Jeffreson

In this blog piece, Seamus Jeffreson, former Director of CONCORD – the European Confederation of Development NGOs – asks if European NGOs concerned with global development are investing enough in EU Policy and Advocacy work and calls for more joint work among NGOs to boost this critical work.

European development NGOs’ mission is to champion and fight for greater equality,

6 Good Resources on Blockchain for Social Good

18th March 2019 by Katherine Temple

From 19 – 20 March 2019, the Centre will hold its Blockchain For Social Good Summit in New York. We want to share 6 important and relevant readings with you on the potential of blockchain.

1. Blockchain for social impact moving beyond the hype – This report encompasses analysis of 193 organisations, initiatives, and projects that are leveraging blockchain to drive social impact.

Deputy Regional Director – Campaigns – East Africa, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Office


Amnesty International is recruiting for a Deputy Regional Director (Campaigns) to be based in our East Africa, Horn of Africa, and Great Lakes Regional Office located in Nairobi.

The Deputy Regional Director manages a programme staff of seven, including 4 country campaigners, the Individuals at Risk Campaigner for Africa (who has a matrix management line to the Campaigns Directorate),

What can we learn from campaigns run by the world’s children and young people?

22nd January 2019 by Patrick Watt

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Save the Children’s Patrick Watt reports back from some INGO soul searching on ‘Engaging a New Generation’ at Global Perspectives 2018.

There’s nothing new about children and youth being involved in movements for change, from the anti-apartheid cause in South Africa, to the earlier and more hopeful chapters of the Arab Spring.

SCANNING WEBINAR: Youth foresight and strategy scenario processes

January 2019 Scanning webinar on youth foresight and strategy scenario processes

We’ve scheduled  a follow-up to our November webinar, to hear more organisational approaches, lessons and ambitions to engage young supporters and influencers in future strategy development processes. Aarathi Krishnan will share her recent experience of leading this extensively and through a range of channels for IFRC, including gamification with youth volunteers.

Programme Intern: CSOs fighting populism and promoting innovation (SoS19)

Position: Programme Intern: CSOs fighting populism and promoting innovation

Contract period/Starting date: As soon as possible, ideally before February 2019

How to apply: Your application should consist of a CV and cover letter expressing your motivation and what you would aim to learn during your internship (in English). It should include your earliest possible starting date, suggested working hours per month,