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You have to see it to believe it: visiting organisations on-the(ir)-ground is catalytic

Julie Rosenberg, CEO, Australian International Development Network Fri, 16 Feb 2024

The Australian International Development Network (AIDN) conducts Insight Tours designed to connect philanthropists, donors and impact investors with diverse, locally led development initiatives overseas to help break down barriers to funding. Julie Rosenberg, AIDN CEO, shares her experiences of a recent tour to illustrate how developing on-the-ground, trust-based relationships is key to increasing Australia’s support for global challenges.

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How impact investment is making a difference in global health equity

Mark Sullivan AO, founder and managing director of Medicines Development for Global Health Fri, 2 Feb 2024

Impact investing is playing a critical and growing role in the development of medicines to treat ‘neglected diseases’ affecting the world’s poorest and most underserved peoples. These medicines would not otherwise be developed by the pharmaceutical industry, which is primarily driven by financial returns. Here, Mark Sullivan AO, founder and managing director of Medicines Development for Global Health, an Australian biopharmaceutical not-for-profit, describes how this finance model is supporting the development of Moxidectin – a potential gamechanger for the WHO’s roadmap to ending river blindness by 2030.

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COP28: How philanthropy is advancing women’s climate action leadership in the Pacific

Michelle Higelin and Flora Vano Fri, 1 Dec 2023

As the UN Climate Change Conference 2023 - COP28 - gets under way, Philanthropy Australia was pleased to partner with Groundswell Giving and ActionAid Australia to hear from Ralph Regenvanu, the Vanuatu Minister for Climate Change Adaptation. Here, ActionAid Australia's Executive Director Michelle Higelin reflects on insights from the event and the importance of backing women-led action.

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United Ukraine Appeal’s mission extends beyond the end of the war

Diana Hodgetts Fri, 3 Feb 2023

This month will make a full year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Since then a charity founded by Betashares CEO Alex Vynokur has delivered humanitarian aid to Ukrainians affected by the war and evacuated vulnerable children to safety.

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Philanthropy supports Ukrainians to lead in response to ongoing humanitarian crisis

Wed, 21 Dec 2022

Approximately $1.1 million in funding will give Ukrainians access to humanitarian leadership training to support their communities through the ongoing crisis.

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Supporting the people of Ukraine

Fri, 25 Feb 2022

Philanthropy Australia has compiled a list of some of the many and varied organisations, funds and appeals that members and supporters may consider supporting in relation to Ukraine.


Philanthropy Australia Podcast: Action on Poverty

Thu, 8 Jul 2021

A flash of inspiration, some private philanthropy and deep community engagement has helped transform a Vietnamese village.