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A Word with Jeremy Llewelyn

Posted 19 January 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently, Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, spoke with Jeremy Llewelyn, Chair of EMpower’s Joint Executive Committee, former UK Board Chair and a lifelong emerging market investor.

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New Portfolio to Support Organisations Led by Most Marginalised

Posted 19 January 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

EMpower recently launched its Circle Portfolio, which focuses on local organisations in emerging market countries with lived experience leadership—the leaders of the organisations come from and/or live in the communities they serve, and many are girls, young, indigenous, LGBTQI, and/or living with a disability. We are intentionally scouting out and increasing support for these organisations, which are close to and best understand how to meet the needs of those most marginalised, yet tend to have less access to funding, tools, or resources. We provide what is most useful to them: more flexible funding and capacity strengthening.

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EMpower Awards $880,000 in Grants

Posted 13 January 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently, EMpower and its UK Board approved $880,000 in 17 grants to grantee partners in emerging market countries. The board approved 8 grants totalling $621,000, and an additional $259,000 in 9 grants was approved internally. This fiscal year, EMpower has budgeted for significant growth in its global grantmaking to be able to better support local organisations during these difficult times.

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EMpower is Hiring, Global Grants Associate

Posted 05 January 2022 in EMpower News, Careers   |   Share

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Learning Exchange on Safeguarding Children and Young People in Asia

Posted 16 December 2021 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

EMpower held two webinars on safeguarding children and young people for our grantee partners in East and Southeast Asia: one focused on online programmes and the other on turning policy into practice.

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A Word with Lucie Kucharova

Posted 14 December 2021 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, spoke with Lucie Kucharova, a former Development and Engagement Manager at EMpower in London and Hong Kong, and the founder of lu•ciee, an eco-conscious fashion and lifestyle brand. Part of the proceeds from sales at lu•ciee are being donated to EMpower to support our grantee partners in Bali, Indonesia. Cynthia and Lucie spoke about giving back, sustainability, and change and adaptation.

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