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.

Members-Only Workshop: Impact Measurement and Management with SVI and SVA

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The session will delve into the social value movement and its eight principles, then move on to discuss how best to measure and manage the social value generated by your organization’s initiatives. Beyond the metrics and measurements, we will also explore how impact data can be harnessed for informed decision-making, building on the belief that data is a powerful tool for optimizing social value, amplifying stakeholder voices, and ensuring meaningful allocation of philanthropic resources.

Member-led Session: Islamic Finance and Climate Change

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In the first of our new member-led sessions, Greenpeace-MENA will focus on the power of Islamic finance to catalyze the climate fight. Currently worth more than $2.5 trillion, the Islamic finance industry has gained prominence over the past decade and presents a unique set of ethical principles that could drive transformative change in climate finance

Member-Exclusive Workshop: Fundraising Strategies

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During this two-hour workshop led by the Youssef Tabsh Foundation, participants will learn about nine different fundraising approaches, the pros and cons of each, their requirements, and when to best used them, all backed by real-life examples from NGOs around the Arab region. If you have ever felt that your organization's funding options were limiting its impact or its ambition, this session is for you.

Member-Led Session: Transformative Ventures: Exploring Collaborative Social Entrepreneurship Models

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This panel aims to provide a comprehensive overview of emerging social entrepreneurship models in Lebanon, emphasizing the crucial role of collaboration in amplifying social and economic impact – particularly in fragile economies like Lebanon. Participants will learn how these models can help advance human rights and catalyze market transformation, and will come away equipped with a clearer understanding of how to effectively target their SSE programs for maximum efficacy.

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