International Development

NEF’s broadest field of action is international development, encompassing a variety of pooled funds.

Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund

The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund (CVECF) is a pooled funding initiative aimed at supporting rigorous evaluations of violence prevention and child protection interventions in low- and middle-income countries. CVECF is currently chaired by the Oak foundation and hosted by NEF.

Joint Action for Farmers’ Organisations in West Africa

The Joint Action for Farmers’ Organisations in West Africa (JAFOWA) was launched through NEF in 2015 and is currently chaired by Fondation de France. JAFOWA has released its first call for proposals and will now support eight farmers organisations through grant making, partnering and capacity development.

The initiative envisions and supports a dynamic and equitable farmer movement in West Africa that enables organisations of smallholder farmers, pastoralists and fishers to create and manage quality local food systems that benefit families and communities in their region in ecologically sustainable ways. The movement advances local and regional policies promoting ecological solutions, and enables the leadership of women, indigenous peoples and youth. The initial focus is on Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal.

The Global Fund for Community Foundations

The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is a grassroots grantmaker working to promote and support institutions of community philanthropy around the world. The GFCF works with individual community foundations and other local grantmakers and their networks around the world, with a particular focus on the global south and the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Through small grants, technical support and networking, the GFCF helps these local institutions to strengthen and grow so that they can fulfil their potential as vehicles for local development.

NEF provides Human Resources assistance to the GFFC.

Alliance Magazine

Alliance is the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide. It provides news and analysis of what is happening in these sectors, a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners, as well as news and conference reports, letters, articles, book reviews and opinion columns. NEF has supported the organisation financially since 2006. One of the objectives of supporting Alliance is to mainstream and raise the profile of European philanthropy.

The East Africa Children’s Fund

The East Africa Children’s Fund (EACF) became operational from June 1st, 2015 and will serve as a regional intermediary philanthropic institution supporting community-based initiatives addressing children’s rights, violence prevention and prevention of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children with the ultimate aim of building local “protective environments for children”. The Fund provides grants and technical support to community organisations and local NGO’s working in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and local NGOs working with vulnerable children are best positioned to protect children at homes, in communities and schools.

The Fund has recently registered as an association in Uganda and will start soon operating independently.