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A powerful combination: First Nations culture and STEM

Congratulations to Mr. George Pantazis of Marble Bar Primary School, who has received the Australian 2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. George was recognized for combining western pedagogy with First Nations culture and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Using two-way learning, he empowers students to become teachers and showcase First Nations science to the world.

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Australia program

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Preparing for and becoming more resilient to water challenges across North America

Last month, water partners gathered in Aspen, Colorado for their first in-person gathering of all BHP Foundation water partners from the United States and Canada.

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United States program

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Meet Peter Murray, looking after Australian desert country with remote communities in a changing climate

As part of our contribution to the deliberations at the UN Climate Change Convention discussions at COP-27 in November 2022, Ampliseed are promoting the voices of Indigenous and Traditional Leaders working at the frontlines of climate change and biodiversity conservation, helping every day to protect and restore our natural habitats in the field. The article that follows is adapted from an interview with Peter Murray, CEO of Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation and Chair of the 10 Deserts Project, held at the 2022 Indigenous Desert Alliance Conference in Yulara, Australia.

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Environmental Resilience

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The fast (and frightening) facts: Effects of COVID on education

There’s no doubt school closures as a result of COVID had a huge impact on learning opportunities for children and disproportionately affected the poorest and most vulnerable. It’s a crisis that must be prioritized.

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Education Equity

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Sharing what is and what is not working

The BHP Foundation’s approach to measurement, learning and evaluation (MLE) is driven by the belief that strategic learning through investment in measuring, learning from, and evaluating is fundamental to maximize impact, and to:
  • Influence action for people and planet.
  • Share evidence to strategically generate attention, advance thinking, influence public policy and compel others to action around priority areas.
  • Adaptively manage and course correct to maximize impact, influence, and scale of our work in service to an equitable and sustainable future.
  • Hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders and commitments so that we enable effective decision-making, transparency, and responsibility, including around unintended consequences.
  • Contribute to the evidence base to substantiate the value proposition of our work, sharing learning of what is and is not working.

BHP Foundation programs: learning and performance


Insurance Challenges & Opportunities - October 2022

A report from Pollination and the BHP Foundation, exploring and unpacking the insurance risks faced by organizations delivering nature based solutions.


Impact Verification: A powerful tool to hold organizations accountable to their impact claims.

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2022 Redstone: Environmental Resilience Evaluation

The BHP Foundation commissioned this evaluation to better understand the impact to date of the Environmental Resilience Global Signature Program and to provide recommendations to strengthen the Program going forward.


2021 RAND Corporation: Education Equity Evaluation

In 2017, the BHP Foundation launched its Education Equity Global Signature Program. In support of the BHP Foundation's goals, RAND Corporation researchers are conducting a five-year evaluation of the program.


BHP Foundation Strategy & Impact Booklet

The BHP Foundation Strategy and Impact Booklet showcases the BHP Foundation’s big ambitions to address some of the world’s most critical sustainable development challenges are continuing to deliver unique collaborations and bold solutions.


Partner organizations: project outputs and insights


CSIRO Indigenous STEM Education Project

Final Evaluation Report

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Building Mentally Healthy Futures

A policy brief from Australia's Mental Health Think Tank on youth mental health recovery plan

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Collaborating to Transform and Improve Education Systems

Center for Universal Education - Brookings Institution: A playbook for family-school engagement

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