AFF PUBLICATIONS

Enabling Arab Civic Space Resilience for Growth and Sustainability

Advancing Arab Philanthropic Partnerships and Collaboratives

This milestone report – among the first of its kind for the region – spotlights the key discussions, takeaways, and recommendations for advancing more effective partnership practices and a strengthened collaborative ecosystem. Produced in partnership with the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD).

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Enabling Arab Civic Space Resilience for Growth and Sustainability

AFF Contributes to NORRAG policy insights paper on philanthropy and education

In this report featuring the viewpoints of 39 experts on philanthropic engagements in education, AFF CEO Naila Farouky argues that long-term focus and investment in climate education should be a priority for Arab philanthropic actors.

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Enabling Arab Civic Space Resilience for Growth and Sustainability

AFF Commits to Developing an Arab Regional Climate Commitment

At COP28, we announced our commitment to developing an Arab Regional Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change, with the goal of catalyzing the #PhilanthropyForClimate movement across the region.

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Enabling Arab Civic Space Resilience for Growth and Sustainability

An Enabling Arab Civic Space for Resilience, Growth and Sustainability

Focusing on four countries — Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine — our latest report helps to fill the data gap in Arab philanthropy, building a vital source of information about the region, produced by the region.

ARABIC VERSION: An Enabling Arab Civic Space for Resilience, Growth and Sustainability

Click here to read our milestone data report in Arabic.

Climate Crisis Philanthropy

Philanthropy, the climate crisis, and COP27 – a perspective from the Arab region

By Naila Farouky, CEO, AFF
In collaboration with WINGS

I am not a climate expert by any stretch of the imagination, and up until 5 years ago, I hadn’t really given much thought to the climate crisis in my professional capacity. However, as a representative of the Arab Region’s only network and membership association of philanthropy and civil society actors, I have become engaged in the conversation around climate as much by accident as by necessity… Read more 

Building a Stronger Infrastructure for Effective Arab Philanthropy

By Naila Farouky, CEO, AFF
For the John D. Gerhart Center at the American University in Cairo

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

AFF in 2023

Explore our network, discover our member benefits,  and see what we’re planning for 2023.

The Power of Data

By Naila Farouky, CEO, AFF
Published in: Philanthropy Age

Philanthropic foundations across the Arab region are doing extraordinary work funding innovative programming in many areas such as education, healthcare, and youth empowerment, as well as providing lifeline humanitarian support to those most in need. But beyond the news headlines and anecdotal reports, it remains extremely hard to know exactly who and what people are funding, the concrete impact of their investments, and where financing and needs gaps remain…Read More

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