Shrinking Spaces for Non-Governmental Actors

13 November 2018
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The leeway for non-governmental actors has shrunk over the past years, even in liberal democracies. The session seeks to discuss the trajectories and consequences of such developments and addresses the challenges posed to NGOs. Also: What role for philanthropy in this changing setting?

Featured project:

  • The Urgent Case for an International Standard in the Charity and Foundation Sector


  • Patrick GASPARD, President, Open Society Foundations
  • Mo IBRAHIM, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Tinni SAWHNEY, Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation in India
  • Antoine SIRE, Director of Engagement, BNP Paribas, France
  • Leonard STALL, Executive Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Philanthropy Age Magazine


  • Yenny WAHID, Director, The Wahid Institute