Starting off in Climate Philanthropy: Climate + Young People

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Philanthropic organizations working in the Arab region can no longer ignore their essential role in the climate fight, but getting started can seem confusing and intimidating. Which is why the Arab Foundations Forum has teamed up with Impatience Earth to offer a series of free workshops designed to equip you with the tools to integrate climate philanthropy into your organization’s policies and activities.

Workshop: Strategic Impact Measurement & Management

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In this session, participants will examine the current impact measurement practices in their organizations and tackle the challenges they may encounter with impact measurement and data collection. They will also look at how the IMM practice can be improved to streamline the process of reporting on impacts and, more importantly, optimize the social value of your organisation's work.

Speaker Series: Gaza Crisis – AFF Call to Action

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In the next session of our Speaker Series, we talk to Dr. Aida Essaid, Director General of Taawon, and Muna Abbas, CEO of The Asfari Foundation, two organizations at the heart of our donor appeal that are dedicating funding and resources to Gazans as their homes are being decimated and families erased.

Speaker Series: Gaza Crisis – United in Action

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In the second part of our latest Speaker Series sessions focused on our Gaza donor appeal, we talk with Joyce Ajlouny, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and Saleem F. Zaru, Executive Director of United Palestinian Appeal (UPA), about how they are using the funds from the appeal to help the community in Gaza, what challenges they face reaching those who need support the most, and how you can contribute to their efforts.

Starting off in Climate Philanthropy: Post-COP28 digest with Dr. Lama Elhatow

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The COP28 climate summit held in Dubai last month ended with a handful of agreements aimed at curbing carbon emissions and helping communities deal with the dire effects of climate change. But which of the deals can make real change and which are merely lip service? And what do they mean for philanthropy organizations looking to integrate climate action into their work?

How can we best leverage the private sector in development?

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Join us as we bring together a panel of experts to discuss the important role of private sector and philanthropy in development, partnerships, and collaboration. The panel, moderated by Noha El-Mikawy, Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo and hosted by AFF CEO Naila Farouky, will look at the various ways the private sector is stepping up to make socially responsible contributions to development, as well as the challenges of balancing philanthropic activities and corporate sustainability with the need to turn a profit.

Starting off in Climate Philanthropy: Climate + Health

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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.

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