The Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa, in partnership with the The African Climate Foundation and the Lewis Foundation, recently hosted a three-part webinar series, ‘Futureproofing Philanthropy Against Climate Change: How the Climate Crisis Intersects with Your Giving’.

The first webinar unpacked the social, political, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change on all sectors in the development space. In his opening remarks, Executive Director Saliem Fakir emphasised the urgency of integrating a climate lens across all philanthropic initiatives in South Africa. He underlined the importance of being solution-oriented and integrating climate issues in an innovative manner in philanthropy portfolios: “Philanthropies can move flexibly, can experiment and be a laboratory for new ideas.”

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