G/A- Philanthropy and Policy Research Conference 2017


Global/African yearly’s PHILANTHROPY and POLICY RESEARCH CONFERENCE with its value added workshops / trainings for societal development process. There are also (social) policy papers presentations, Research Magazine Publication, Synergy, Exhibitions, and an unconditional redistributive Networking possibilities.

3rd Edition in #EUROPE
4th Edition in #SUB-#SAHARAN #AFRICA

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Conference’s focus groups are:


“We build our collective future together ”

Bruno Eddy
Organizer / Project Leadership

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Labour Market Flexibility strategies and their impact on special inequality dynamics

From Eddy Bruno
source: http://www.ccs.org.za/?p=6040

The increasing labour market flexibility due to the globalisation, competitiveness, and permanent risk has devastating consequences to early entrants and youngster career cause by the decline of long-term commitment in modern societies due to volatility of labour, capital, commodity, a financial markets and company that react by transferring risks to their employees (“recommodification of risks”) or withdraw from employment contract (“contingent asymmetric commitment”) (pp.3-7). However, some groups are more endangered into the precarious job than others as “(…) recommodification strikes especially socially deprived groups” (pp. 7). Flexibility is distinguished as numerical flexibility, externalization, wage flexibility, temporal flexibility and functional flexibility that can lead to precarious jobs, risk of unemployment (pp.4-5), and uncertainties such as economic uncertainty, temporal uncertainty, or social uncertainty (Blossfeld et al 2005, pp.4-6). Hence, labour market flexibility is observed from two groups: “(…) on the one hand, labour market insiders whose jobs are relatively well protected; on the other hand, there are outsiders (…) who are deprived of experience and who do not have strong ties to work organizations and work environments” (pp. 25). Also, the latter is temporarily employed that expose young person’s early career to numerical flexibility (pp. 5-6). Consequently, this will affect their marriage timing and family formation, impact on socially inequality structures and permanently disadvantage throughout the life process (pp.6-7).
Moreover, the institutional settings of different countries’ perspective and social structure mediate the “(…) effect on how labor market entrants are affected by increasing labor market flexibility” depending on the education system, the production regime, and the welfare model (pp.9-10).
Firstly, the education system of Modern societies is differently structured. To begin with, the general education system is classified under standardization and stratification. The former denotes “the degree to which the quality of education meets the same standard nationwide” (…) and the letter “(…) refers to the number and type of transition to the next education level” (pp. 10-11; Allmendinger 1989: 46). Hence, in standardized regimes certificates provide employers with employee’s information that smooth school to work transition process, whereas stratified systems enable companies with a pre-selection of people school performance (Allmendinger 1989; pp.10). Hence, both governance affects the matching process, determined the transition path, and adjusts the economic shock (pp.10-11). Furthermore, countries organised vocational training differently as (1) “theoretical” vocational training mainly in schools (e.g. in Holland, Sweden, Hungary, Estonia), (2) a dual system with both school training and job experience at the workplace (e.g., in Germany, Denmark), and (3) unstandardized on-the-job training (e.g., in the United States, Great Britain, Italy. Spain)” (pp. 11). All the system re-confirm inequalities in one way or the other to early entrant and young person’s labour market career. Also, the prolongation in higher education shows the tendency among young people to escape unemployment and labour market entrance as an option to stay in the schooling process that is particularly practiced in post-socialist welfare states (pp. 12).
Secondly, the production regimes determine the industrial relations through the “(…) types of work councils, collective bargaining systems, the power of unions versus employer organizations, labour legislation or administrative regulations” (pp. 13) that are regulated and coordinate by the varieties of capitalism types in the political economy known as “coordinated” (close employment relation) and “uncoordinated” (open employment relations) market economies (pp. 13). In this case, the employment relations and degree of openness have consequences for early labour market entrants and young people career. (pp. 13).
Thirdly, the European countries Welfare regimes is not singular but plural base on national ideologies towards social solidarity and equality perspectives as well as gender approach (pp. 16) that commit to policies such active labour market policies to assist in job placement, welfare-sustaining employment exit policies, extend the share of public sector, and offer generous family and service allowances to support the society. As a matter of fact, following five welfare regimes (i.e. the liberal, the social democratic, the conservative, the family-oriented, and the post-socialist) react differently even though the rising labour market flexibility intensifies existing social inequalities (pp. 17-18). They pursue different institutional governance that either regulates or deregulate various production systems with a flexible labour market or about to carry out flexibilisation that steer young peoples` school to work transition process which is associated with uncertainties and precarious employment forms (pp. 21-28).
However, globalisation has caused a rise in employment flexibility in most European countries that has evolved a particular influence in both labour market entries and the early careers of young people (pp. 21).
Allmendinger, J. (1989): “Education systems and labour market outcomes.” European Sociological Review 5: 231-250
Blossfeld et al. (2005): Flexibility processes and social inequalities at labor market entry and in the early career: a conceptual paper for the flexCAREER project. (Working paper 1) Bamberg.
Blossfeld et al. (2005): Globalization, Uncertainty, and Youth in Society. London/New York: Rouledge.

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G/A Philanthropy Research Conference – 22.10. 2016, Linz/Austria

The next Global/Africa Philanthropy Research Conference is taking place on the 22nd of October 2016 at IBIS HOTEL in Linz/Austria.

1 We give priority to Women and Childcare

The Topic is “Paving the gateway into Philanthropy Leadership and entrepreneurship for sustainable (African) society”.

In addition, the emphasis is focused on Networking, Corporate Social Responsibility, and coordination of human capital, expertise and exchange of best practices. This is to guide the participants to reflect on a Sustainable Action Plan, support, and assistance various social welfare production and security measures in (sub-Saharan) African Society. Despite that, we shall address these issues: Health and Child Care, Young people` school to employment transition, Education policy, African` Migrants with Refugees, and the creation of “Green”Jobs in African Community

Also, there are a series of value-added workshops and training, scientific study papers. and social welfare projects that shall be presented during the conference. As a matter of that, the papers consist of following themes: Gender & Sustainability, Women and Children, Healthcare, Hygiene & Sustainability, Youth & Leadership , Environment & Sustainability, Diaspora, Remittances & Sustainable Economy, Labour market transition, entrepreneurship & Sustainability , Global/African Migration trend, Integration & Diaspora, Education & Sustainability, Finance & sustainability, Human Rights and African Refugees , Peacekeeping, Conflicts and sustainability, Political Institutions, Good governance & Sustainability etc.

Moreover, we shall launch the first edition of the newly conceptualised global/African Philanthropy Research Magazine. It will fully cover all the research papers and projects presented during the conference

Participants flying from Africa and Asia, please contact the under Email for your information, eligibility, and entitlement.

Eddy Bruno
Project Leader

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The power of Training !


Training is an active labour market policy measures that guarantee, activate, and give participants with active methods and tools to handle contemporary aspects, especially in education systems. It can also increase the conduct and performance of trainees that will serve as multiplication. As active labour market policy, participants will come out motivated with new skills and competencies how to carry out their duties.

According to a report from Kenya , more than 200 nursery school teachers just received training about “(…) early childhood development education through an initiative by the Complementary Schools Association of Kenya in partnership with Nairobi county government and Care for All Kids International organization from China” (CCTV, 2016). However, Mr. Charles Ouma, National Chairman of the Association claimed “(…) that some of the “Some of our teachers have served up to 15 years with no training and the government urges all informal school teachers to be certified within three years, but no one can afford college training”.
It is really hard to digest this information that teachers have served 15 years as trainers in schools without necessary training about new educational skills or personal development. These are things that have to be drastically changed in many societies to meet up with contemporary demand.

Cctv-africa (2016). 200ntechers from informal settlements trained in Kenya. Retrieved from: http://cctv-africa.com/2016/08/27/200-teachers-from-the-informal-settlement-trained-in-kenya/ Access on 27.08.2016

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Global/African Philanthropy Research Magazine – 01/2016

The cover of the first Edition of Global/African Philanthropy Research Magazine is already design. The publication is unfolding and will be lauched during the upcoming global/African Philanthropy Research Conference in Linz/Austria. Afterward other countries and towns shall subsequently follow. For the next edition, the call of papers/projects is ongoing.

Submission and information contact

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Corporation with the Institute of Politics and Social Policy of the Johannes Kepler University Linz/Austria

“The Institute of Politics and Social Policy of the Johannes Kepler University is pleased to cooperate with you and the Hilfsverein Baileke (HIBA-Foundation) for the mutual benefit of the two institutions and especially for the benefit of African students traveling to attend workshops and conferences organized by HIBA in Linz, Austria.
The Institute would gladly welcome students from Africa during the week of the Global African Philanthropy Research Conference in October 2016 and greet the scholars from Africa during the conference itself. African students are also welcome during that week to visit the department on Campus, for a workshop and intercultural exchange with Austrian students. There is also the possibility for African students to attend lectures and audit seminars in the Politics and Social Policy Programs that our department is offering.
The department looking forward to this opportunity of international and intercultural exchange among students from Austria and from the Global South, and its members will be pleased about the chance to participate in the Global African Philanthropy Research Conference”

Univ. Prof.in Margitta Mätzke, Ph.D.
(Head of the Institute of Politics and Social Policy at JKU)

Links to online Letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B23qnXtKfTL2TVNLV0hDUjBxSDg/view?usp=sharing

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2th Global/African Philanthropy Research Conference |21-23/10/2016

The second worldwide conference to “nurturing global Philanthropy for Africa`s sustainable development is taking place on the 21-23 October 2016 in IBIS HOTEL Linz/Austria. The Conference objectives are to nurture and enhance a culture of Global/African Philanthropy giving and resource mobilization through effective grant making, advocacy, and networking. Participants and collaborators are drawn from Community Foundations, Family Trusts/Foundation, Individual Foundations/Trusts, Corporate Foundation, Researchers, Institutions, Investors, Universities, Scholars, Policymakers and others\’ types of Grant\’s making and non-grant making organizations worldwide.

The conference topic is

“Paving the gateway into Philanthropy Leadership and Entrepreneuship for sustainable (African) society”

Our focus will be on Networking, Health and Childcare, Young people school to employment transition, Education policy, Migration-African-Refugees, Intercultural competence, and “Green”Job Creation in African Community

Additionally, there shall be exhibitions and showcase of african Entrepreneuers and startup, series of value-added workshops, and training (Inter cultural competence, Capacity building, Nonprofit finance and sustainability, drafting of concept & proposals, etc.) from more than 10 competence facilitators. However, the will also be exchange of best practices, presentation of research papers/projects, and building of bridges with sysnergy. Call for papers/projects that shows evidence and findings from global africa continent are currently submitted.

Moreover, following themes will be discussed during the conference, presentation, and working groups:
Gender & Sustainability, Women and Children, Healthcare, Hygiene & Sustainability, Youth & Leadership, Environment & Sustainability, Diaspora, Remittances & Sustainable Economy, Labour market, employment and “green” Jobs creation, Startsup, Entrepreneuship & Sustainability, Culture, Arts and Sustainability, Global/African Migration, Integration & Diaspora, Education & Sustainability, Finance & sustainability. Human Rights and African Refugees, Peacekeeping, Conflicts and sustainability, Political Institutions, Good governance & Sustainability, etc.

Please contact the under Email for the conference organisation agenda. All participants are responsible for their VISA requirements and deposite at the embassy. Please kindly check the Austrian Embassy at your country of residence for any VISA procedues..

Powered by Hilfsverein-Baileke ( HIBA ) Foundation
Bruno Eddy
Organizer/Project Leader

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1st. Global/African Philanthropy Research Conference – 09/04/2016

The first Global/Africa Philanthropy Research Conference took place on the 09th of April 2016 in Ursulinensaal, OK Platz Linz – Austria. It was open by the initiator and Organizer Eddy Bruno.
The conference began from 09am up till 16pm. Moreover, the guest speaker was Dr. Christopher Fomuyong, a Philanthropist living in the USA.
The Topic of the conference is “Nurturing Global Philanthropy for Africa`s Sustainable Development”.
During the conference there were presentation of Papers and project about various socio-economic, political, and environmental policy fields with focus on (Sub-Saharan) Africa. Papers and projects were submitted from African scholars in Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Germany, Austria, and USA. Additionally, the results of the conference show improvement of welfare and social policy fields in Africa.
It focused on mutual learning, networking, promote best practices, and enable synergies and collaboration. These aspects support to discuss, identify challenges and priorities for a number of important issues about the role of philanthropy in welfare and social policy arena in Africa as well as research. The Participants came worldwide from Africa, Asia, Europe and USA. They consist of Executives, Policy makers, post graduate students, scholars, foundations, trust, grant-givers, university, professors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, African communities, African Diaspora, (social) policy research. A handful of participants attended the one day conference.

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Help for orphans

Here are the photos of 250 Orphans that we care for the this August – Septermber 2015 with social welfare and basic needs like cloths, school bags, pen , pencisl and other need. we visited their homes in cameroon and we are as well looking forward to support most of them again . We are planing from December 2015 to support more that 350 of Orphans. The children are between the age of 4 months till about 18 years old…..

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Helping people in need

There are many people in need living in cameroon. After a meeting this september till August 2015 between the president and founder of Hiba Mr. Esien with some of the members of the group we dedicded to support them with sustainable materials. There are about 400 in number which we need to support from this year 2015 and we are greatfull of your collective support so we can futher support them with sustainable need. Most of the them are parents with children who are not only in need for themselves but for their childrens. Thanks for your support in advance.

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