The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $50,000 to World Animal Net (WAN) to support its engagement with the World Bank to co-organize farm animal welfare workshops. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare.
WAN is a network of animal protection organizations that aims to improve the welfare of animals worldwide by offering information, expertise and new opportunities to connect and collaborate. The funding is intended to allow WAN to contribute to the preparatory work and costs of the workshops; invite farm animal welfare experts/scientists who could potentially advocate for animal welfare reforms to the workshops; support research, analysis, and coordination of advocacy strategy in advance of the workshops; and conduct post-workshop follow-up and dissemination activities.
Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, believes influencing multilateral institutions’ policies through conference participation and activities is a potentially high-leverage route to improving farm animal welfare, particularly in emerging economies.