Second phase of the Arab Philanthropy Survey
Following on from the first survey we launched in 2021, this version has been updated with the aim of gathering insights and hard numbers on how Arab foundations operate, the challenges they face and how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Help us build this vital resource by accessing the survey here.
Ramadan Calendar 2023
Each day of the holy month, check out our Twitter and Facebook feeds to discover the events, projects, and good work that our members and other organizations are doing in the Arab region. Then visit our Ramadan Calendar to learn more.
Milestone Data Report
The Arab region has been of interest to the rest of the world for centuries – the philanthropy sector is no exception – and, while much data is collected and knowledge is produced about the region, there hasn’t been enough data and knowledge produced by the region.
This report maps changes in policies, regulatory framework, and infrastructure influencing civil society in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon in a pandemic and a recovery context. For more insights, you can read the full report in English and in Arabic.
And watch the report launch here.
Upcoming and Recent Events
Mar. 13, 2023
Capacity Development Workshop: Social Impact Assessment by Foundations and Non-Profits
This half-day capacity development module explored the underlying frameworks, processes, and tools for social impact assessment (SIA).
To watch a recording of the workshop, please go to the Members Home Page.
Feb. 27, 2023
Capacity Development Workshop: Foundations & Civil Society Advocacy in Uncertain Contexts
This module looked at the diverse tools and approaches that civic actors can use to strengthen their advocacy work in political and social contexts where paucity of data, underdeveloped institutions, and uncertain policy contexts can make it challenging to generate evidence to help bridge research with policy and practice.
To watch recordings of the sessions, please go to the Members Home Page.
From the Blog
Philanthropy, the climate crisis and COP27 – a perspective from the Arab region
Naila Farouky is not a climate expert by any stretch of the imagination, and up until 5 years ago, hadn’t really given much thought to the climate crisis in her professional capacity. However, as a representative of the Arab Region’s only network and membership association of philanthropy and civil society actors, She has become engaged in the conversation around climate as much by accident as by necessity.
AFF in 2023
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