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.
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 series, reviewers will offer summaries of the books we’ve read and share some of the highlights from our discussions.
Always an insightful conversation with Charter Cities Institute Founder and Chairman Mark Lutter who returns to the podcast to share his perspective on network cities, charter city trends, and more.
In 2011 the charismatic Michael Sata, leader of the Popular Front, was elected President of Zambia. His manifesto blamed slow economic growth and poverty reduction on the cautious macroeconomic policies