Working for the Philanthropy with a Human Rights Degree - 1 June 2022
1 June 2022 from 19.00 to 20:30 CEST
Working for the Philanthropy with a Human Rights Degree
The second webinar of this series focuses on human rights graduates working in the philanthropic sector (private foundations, grant-making organizations, corporate foundations, etc).
We will discuss how human rights knowledge and expertise is used by our three guest speakers in their work for the philanthropy sector. Why are not more graduates considering working for foundations and other organisations from the philanthropic sector? What are the rewards and challenges of working for a foundation? Which role does philanthropy play in advancing human rights?
Véronique Lerch, Independent Human Rights Consultant – Alumn of GC Europe
Godfrey Odongo, Senior Program Officer with the Human Rights Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, a private grant making foundation based in New York and Washington D.C. In this role he manages funding portfolios and partnerships that support increased capacities of ecosystems of civil society organizations advancing human rights norms and social change. He is the author of several peer-reviewed book chapters, journal articles and research on a range of issues particularly socio-economic and children’s human rights from an African perspective. Alumnus of GC Africa.
Victoria Grandsoult, Managing Director, Virchow Foundation for Global Health. In this role, she oversees the operations of the Foundation’s Secretariat and launch of the Virchow Prize for Global Health. Alumna of GC Europe.
Caroline Brown, Operations Manager at the Right Livelihood Foundation. Her role involves managing recruitment at the Foundation. She brings with her a decade of experience working in the UK charity sector, at Teach First and Oxfam GB.