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Starting off in Climate Philanthropy: Climate + Health

February 20 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The health impacts of climate change are undeniable, and they are getting worse, particularly in the Arab region. Join our next climate action session, led by our partners Impatience Earth, to learn more about the problem, the potential solutions, and how philanthropy can help.



Heat-linked illnesses, malnutrition, water-borne diseases, respiratory conditions… The list of health issues caused or exacerbated by climate change-related extreme weather and high temperatures is long and growing.

In the Arab region, which is warming faster than many other parts of the world, the problem is dire. The impact of climate change on health is already alarming and predicted to get even worse. Scientists warn that heat waves, dust storms, and floods will all intensify over the coming decades, making large swathes of the region uninhabitable by the end of this century.

The next session in our climate action series with Impatience Earth looks at the health consequences of climate change and the specific effects on people living in the Arab region. Join expert speakers Mohamed Kamal, a specialist on plastic pollution and solid waste management, and community health specialist Mohammad Shalaby as they discuss the issues, the potential solutions, and philanthropy’s role in driving those mitigations and interventions.

This webinar is a must-see for any organization wanting to do more to advance the fight against climate change in the Arab region and to help those impacted by the increasingly devastating effects of rising global temperatures.

Register using the links above and below.

And once you’ve registered, take a look at these pre-meeting resources for more context and important information before the session.

If you missed the earlier sessions in our climate series with Impatience Earth, you can catch up here:





Mohamed Kamal is the executive director at Greenish, an Egyptian foundation that aims to achieve sustainable development through environmental awareness, education, and advocacy.

Mohamed has been actively working on plastic pollution-related projects in Egypt for the past four years, specifically quantification and mapping of mismanagement of plastics across the country.

He is a specialist in solid waste management and plastic pollution and worked on CSO advocacy and engagement for COP27 on several fronts, to better engage Egyptian Environmental NGOs with COP and to utilize the opportunity provided by the event to elevate the integration of NGOs into the climate negotiations and policymaking space.

Mohammad Shalaby  is the executive director of the Magrabi Foundation, an Egyptian nongovernmental organization working in the field of community eye health integrated in development with a rights-based approach.

Through its organized outreach platform, the Magrabi Foundation offers a localized solution to individuals living in the most remote areas of Egypt, who traditionally have limited accessibility to overall healthcare services.

At the same time, the Foundation makes its services affordable for those who otherwise would not be able to access healthcare. It also sets up advanced training courses and tailored research projects in the fields of ophthalmology and visual rehabilitation, to help further educate Egyptian healthcare professionals on best practices.


Questions? Please contact Walid Nagi, Director of Network and Relationships, at nagiw@arabfoundationsforum.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the session,

The AFF Team


February 20
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm




Impatience Earth
Arab Foundations Forum
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