AFF CEO Naila Farouky featured in Fast Company Middle East’s list of Most Creative People in Business 2023
In a section highlighting people who are “Challenging the Status Quo”, the illustrious publication honors Naila’s work with the Arab Foundations Forum and other philanthropic organizations, saying she has earned her spot among its list of influencers who are “innovative, agile, and problem solvers constantly seeking change and breaking barriers.”
Save the Date!
The AFF 2023 Annual Meeting will be held on September 11 and 12, in Cairo.
More details and registration info coming soon.
We hope to see you there!
Arab Philanthropy Survey, second phase
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 here.
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.
Building a Stronger Infrastructure for Effective Arab Philanthropy By Naila Farouky, CEO, AFF
The practice of philanthropy is deeply embedded in Arab culture, to be sure. In fact, it is claimed that the first-ever registered act of philanthropy in the world was the University of Al-Qarawiyyin in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco, notably founded by a woman named Fatima Al-Fihri. Despite this deep-seated history and tradition, however, the infrastructure for Arab philanthropy has been slow to develop … Read more
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May 30, 2023
AFF Speaker Series: Adopting an Impact Strategy
In the first session of our new speaker series, “Leading Philanthropy and Non-Profit Voices”, Reem Khouri, Co-founder and Chair of Whyise and Founding Partner of Kaamen, speaks with AFF CEO Naila Farouky about how impact strategy can guide your work and increase its reach.
June 13, 2023
The Arab Philanthropic & Civic Sector Response to the Syria-Turkey Earthquakes
This panel, held in partnership with the International Medical Corps, will address key questions around the effects of the earthquakes on Syria’s most vulnerable populations, with the aim of informing the philanthropic response during the emergency and early recovery phases.
May 24, 2023
Webinar: Intro to Social Value International
AFF members get direct membership to Social Value International, a global network focused on social impact and social value. Join this webinar to discover all the benefits and resources you gain through your SVI membership. (AFF members only.)
AFF in 2023
Explore our network, discover our member benefits, and see what we’re planning for 2023.
About the AFF
Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
AFF workshop: “Innovation Fundamentals”
Co-hosted by the Arab Foundations Forum and Innovety in Cairo, Egypt.