5 Ways to Support Arab Youth as Social Entrepreneurs

5 Ways to Support Arab Youth as Social Entrepreneurs

Today’s Arab youth are growing up amid sweeping change and profound challenges, including high rates of youth unemployment, concerns over extremism, and income divides. At the same time, increasing numbers of young people are taking development issues into their own...

Philanthropy in Russia

Philanthropy in Russia

This report on Russian philanthropy is part of a larger study, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today. This is the second report from the study, which we hope will...

Philanthropy in India

Philanthropy in India

This report on Indian philanthropy is based on a study that started in 2016. It is part of a larger study in other emerging economies to review the current state of philanthropy and what role it is playing in the world. This is the first report from the study, which...

Philanthropy in the Arab Region

Philanthropy in the Arab Region

This report on philanthropy in the Arab region is part of a larger study, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today. This is the third report from the study, which we hope...

Starting to Stay

Starting to Stay

Advice to New NGOs and the Donors who will Support Them How can we create a roadmap for NGOs to develop a sustainable financial model? Why is this article useful for NGOs? We are a group of NGOs who hale from eight countries in the Middle East and who are among the...

Arab Encyclopedia on Philanthropy

Arab Encyclopedia on Philanthropy

The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), in collaboration with the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo (AUC), produced an online Arab Encyclopedia on Philanthropy.

Call to Action on Climate Adaptation

Call to Action on Climate Adaptation

On Dec. 2, we joined with 10 other philanthropic organizations to commit to accelerated progress and action on climate adaptation and resilience and to call on governments and the private sector work with us and together at and after COP28 toward this collective goal....

Regional Philanthropy in Times of War: Gaza

One of the absolute blessings of working with partners who are dedicated and courageous is that in the darkest and most trying times, we can come together to contribute even an iota of something productive and hopefully effective. The Sawiris Foundation for Social...

AFF CEO Naila Farouky featured in Fast Company Middle East’s list of Most Creative People in Business 2023

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.”

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

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.

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