Entries by Skoll Centre

Choosing Inclusion over Exclusion for Refugees and Migrants

Closing the Gap – a series of Oxford University postgraduate student insights to the Skoll World Forum 2018 Emilie McDonnell, MPhil in Law at the Faculty of Law, reports on the Skoll World Forum session ‘Refugees and Migrants: Economic and Social Integration’. In today’s increasingly harsh and divisive political climate, refugees and migrants are often […]

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Democracy in Crisis?

Closing the Gap – a series of Oxford University postgraduate student insights to the Skoll World Forum 2018 Aaron Bartnick, Skoll Scholar and 2017-18 MBA at Saïd Business School, reports on the Skoll World Forum session ‘Democracy in Crisis? Populism, Polarization, and Civic Engagement’. The 2018 Skoll World Forum is a celebration of proximity. But […]

Combining Design and System Thinking for Social Impact

How can Design and Systems Thinking really help when looking at a large complex issue you want to tackle? Our current Early Career Research Fellow, Tanja Collavo, breaks it down in the true meaning of the process. If you’re not convinced by this methodology now, you will be after reading this! I recently joined a […]

Strategically Leveraging Networks to Support Social Impact

Oxford Saïd Researcher and Early Career Research Fellow, Tanja Collavo, gives us a whistle stop tour of her recent DPhil research. The cultivation of networks is one of the most popular tools for supporting social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Venture philanthropists, hubs, foundations, national and local networks all try to foster social impact by connecting […]

Shared Communities to Solve Wicked Problems

The goalpost for development has moved to three unique and wicked problems – climate change, better healthcare and education. Education specifically, of the kind that enables creative thinking and helps shape every child to be a responsible citizen of our shared world. These problems are wicked for the following reasons: They have slow-burn i.e. they […]

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Reflections from my term at Stanford

Tanja Collavo is a Skoll Centre Early Career Research Fellow, DPhil student at Oxford specialising in networking organisations operating in the social entrepreneurship sector. In the fall of 2017, Tanja spent an academic term at Stanford University to participate in PhD workshops in sociology and philanthropy and to discuss her working papers with Stanford Faculty. […]