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Oliver Baker

Oliver Baker

Research Funding Officer

 

Oliver has an academic background in the social sciences and humanities and currently specializes in funding solutions for non-profit organizations. His prior experiences working in the NGO sector include consulting with institutions and individuals for a wide variety of fundraising drives in aid of socio-cultural organizations, environmental trusts, and health and disability charities.

 

Oliver has an extensive knowledge of the global non-profit funding environment. His current specialism encompasses funders operating within the United States, Northern Europe, and the African continent. Oliver seeks to forge links between like-minded organizations that are committed to human and economic development via sustainable urban growth and other related pathways to prosperity. He hopes to continue to deepen his understanding of the way in which NGOs and grant-making organizations collaborate with a view to achieving their shared humanitarian goals.

 

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Investment Laws in Zanzibar

A Policy Evaluation of the 2018 and 2023 Zanzibar Investment Laws

This policy brief evaluates the evolution of Zanzibar’s investment laws from 2018 to 2023, focusing on their alignment with international best practices. The 2023 Act, replacing the 2018 Act, introduces clearer and more concise regulations, affirming the state’s role in supporting private-sector-led development. Key changes

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May Book Club Review

Each month, the CCI team selects a new book to read and discuss together. Our book club selections cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to charter cities, but they are most often related to development, urban issues, and governance. In this ongoing

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The Charter Cities Institute and UN-Habitat to Collaborate on the Establishment of the Africa Urban Lab at the African School of Economics new Zanzibar Campus

New Research Hub Focused on Educating the African City Builders, Urban Planners, and Municipal Leaders of Tomorrow using Innovative Approaches to Urban Development. May 15, 2024 The Charter Cities Institute (CCI), in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), has announced a significant

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