All meetings are online unless otherwise stated. Please contact for more information on our upcoming events.


4-5 March 2024 | NetFWD Annual Meeting: Loose or tight? When, Why and to Whom do Foundations Provide Flexible Funding?* OECD HQ, Paris



4 December 2023 - 5 PM GST | Side event at COP28 UAE " Radical Collaborations: Breaking Finance Silos and Implementation Barriers to Deliver on the Climate Agenda" Jointly organised by EIT Climate-KIC, the Funding Collaborative and OECD’s netFWD, UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub Pavilion (Blue Zone).

1 December 2023 - 4 PM GST | netFWD Roundtable Discussion on 'Applying a Gender Lens to Climate Action’ and a Call to Action to accelerate Gender-Responsive Climate Actions during the Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum (BPCF), BPCF Connect Conference Centre, Green Zone, Expo City.

1 December 2023 - 10:15 AM GST |Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum (BPCF) Opening Session ‘Partnerships for Climate Resilience’ , BPCF Connect Conference Centre, Green Zone, Expo City.

10 November 2023 | Side event at the Paris Peace Forum 2023: "All about impact: Maximizing the role of philanthropy in the age of multicrises"  Palais Brongniart, Paris

  • Watch the session on YouTube 
  • Check the Forum programme here

20 November 2023 | netFWD Education Working Group meeting "Education in times of crises: What role for philanthropy?"*, OECD HQ, Paris

30 October 2023 | Meeting on African philanthropy, in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation, the African Climate Foundation and Agence française de développement (AFD), OECD HQ, Paris

25 September | netFWD x Impatience Earth introductory webinar on: Scaling up climate smart development programme

22 June 2023 | "The Untapped Power of Philanthropy - Bridging the Finance Gap for Climate Equity", a high-level climate and philanthropy workshop* organised jointly with Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective and the WHO Foundation, at the “Summit for a New Global Financing Pact”, Paris

  • Contribute by signing the communiqué on how philanthropy commits to contribute to talking climate change and development

21 June 2023 | netFWD’s Health Working Group (HWG) Meeting*, Maison Sanofi, Paris

23-24 March 2023 | netFWD Annual Meeting* and netFWD’s Gender Working Group (GWG) Meeting*, in-person, Paris OECD



24- 25 October 2022 | netFWD Education Working Group Meeting* and NetFWD 10th Anniversary*, in-person, Paris OECD

6-8 October | Developing philanthropic communities in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region,in-person meeting and workshop co-organised by the OECD Centre on Philanthropy and the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

8 September | Private Philanthropy for Development: Data for Action*, Aga Khan Foundation’s headquarters, London

19 July 2022 | Launch of the Report "Taking stock: Domestic Philanthropy and CSR for Gender Equality in India"

12 July 2022 | Philanthropy for Development and Gender Equality: "Breaking Down Silos, Leapfrogging Equality”, organised jointly with Co-Impact

21 June 2022 | netFWD Health Working Group* "Supporting the Health Workforce in Developing Countries: Philanthropic Coalitions for Human Capital", in-person event co-organised by Aga Khan Foundation and OECD's netFWD, Geneva

21 April 2022 | Private Philanthropy for Education in Developing Countries: Seizing Opportunities, Addressing Risks, event co-organsided by OECD netFWD and UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report

28 March 2022| netFWD Annual Meeting "Shifting paradigms? Unveiling foundations’ new thinking to address global challenges"

23 February 2022 | netFWD Gender Working Group Meeting* "Pioneering Advocacy for Gender Equality: Philanthropy at the Frontline of Policy and Social Norms Change"

10 February 2022 | Dissemination Event (II) on Domestic Philanthropy for Development with the International Education Funders Group (IEFG)

03 February 2022 | Dissemination Event (I) of the Private Philanthropy for Development Report with the International Education Funders Group (IEFG)   



9 December 2021 | Private Philanthropy for Development : Data for Action - Launch of the Report

14 October 2021 | Education Working Group*:  Philanthropy beyond the school walls: connecting communities to support quality learning

16 September 2021 | netFWD and J-PAL Evidence-to-action Seminar: Access, quality and equity in education: How can the latest evidence guide philanthropic investments? 

14 June 2021 |  Health Working Group: Building equity-focused health systems: lessons from philanthropy and roadmap towards new collaborations

16 March 2021 | Strategic Foresight Workshop: Future-ready Philanthropy* 

17 - 18 March 2021 | netFWD Annual Meeting 'Strategic Foresight & Philanthropy: Learning from the future to shape the post-2030 agenda

29 January 2021| Gender Working Group* : Unleashing philanthropic investments at the grassroots level for women’s empowerment

19 January 2021 |Flying Bling? Foundations as learning organisations  


11 December 2020: Online Meeting | High-level dialogue Phil4Dev vol.2 How foundations influence policy and practice: Big wins and common pitfalls

17 November 2020: Online Meeting | High-level dialogue Phil4Dev vol.2 Leveraging philanthropic funding and support during the Great Lockdown

19 October 2020: Online Meeting | Education 1st Policy Dialogue : Emerging needs, shifting assumptions, and new players in global education



* Meetings are closed-door and by invitation only.