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AFF Members’ Meeting and General Assembly 2015
Posted: May 15, 2015

On March 24th and 25th, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman, Jordan, the Arab Foundations Forum hosted its Members’ Meeting and General Assembly for 2015, bringing together over 50 network members and partners together for a 2-day event that included a gala dinner featuring an inspiring and powerful Keynote Speech by Zainab Salbi, who is a best-selling author and the founder of Women for Women International; as well as three interactive sessions on storytelling, social innovation, and the power of happiness in leadership.

Over this past year, the Arab Foundations Forum has made a concerted effort to assess and fully understand the region’s philanthropic sector; create a new strategy and vision for the Forum; and re-build a strong brand for the network both regionally and globally through social media platforms and targeted outreach. We remain committed to serving our network and membership as a convener of the philanthropic sector; an encourager of collaboration and cooperation; and a provocateur of pertinent issues facing our sector and region today.

We designed our Members’ Meeting in a way that aimed to inspire, revitalize and move us all to action! We created an agenda that we believe addressed some of the region’s key challenges, such as youth-focused issues, job creation, and challenges of research and information ownership. We also gathered a line-up of expert speakers and motivators who conducted a series of talks and sessions that we hope inspired each of our members on an organizational level to continue on their amazing journeys of creating positive change in the region; and to inspire us collectively as a network to continue to support that change.


The inspirational Zainab Salbi, best-selling author and founder of Women for Women International, gives the Keynote Speech at the AFF Members’ Meeting Dinner on March 24th, 2015


Zainab Salbi poses with AFF members: (from left to right) Rosa Abdel-Malek (Sawiris Foundation for Social Development); Noura Selim (Sawiris Foundation for Social Development); Zainab Salbi; Rania Hamoud (Mansour Foundation for Development); Nesma Farahat (CIB Foundation)


Zainab Salbi poses with AFF guests: (from left to right) Valentina Qussisiya (Shoman Foundation); Zainab Salbi); Naila Farouky (AFF); Samia Allouba; Dina Sherif (Ahead of the Curve)


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