The IKEA Foundation, an affiliate of the Sweden-founded IKEA group of furniture companies, recently announced a donation of EUR 5.3 million (USD 6 million) to Habitat for Humanity, a US-based nonprofit that aims to provide safe housing options for people in need.
At the recent 12th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a program of the US-based nonprofit Clinton Foundation, various organizations made 25 new commitments worth USD 70 million as part of the “Girls, Women and the Global Goals” project, which is intended to “advance women’s economic participation, address violence against girls and women, and promote women’s leadership in the public and private sectors”,
Event Name: 12th International Microinsurance Conference
Event Date: November 15-17, 2016
Event Location: Cinnamon Grand Hotel, 77, Galle Road; Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Event Name: Inclusive Finance India Summit 2016
Event Date: December 5-6, 2016
Event Location: The Ashok Hotel, 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri; New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Event Name: The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
Event Dates: April 13-15, 2016
Event Location: The University of Oxford’s Said Business School; Oxford, United Kingdom
Event Name: 4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)
Event Dates: May 4-6, 2016
Event Location: The Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel; London, United Kingdom
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), a US-based, nonprofit policy and research center that aims to facilitate the provision of financial access to poor people, has opened its annual photo contest and seeks entries of original images that capture the impact of microfinance on poor households. Participants may submit up to 20 images.