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Heba Abou Shnief

Interview Heba Abou Shnief 14 February 2023

HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah is a force for change in the Arab region

HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah is the founder of Intisar Foundation and Alnowair; two non-profits focused on advancing mental health, youth well-being and women empowerment. A princess from Kuwait’s royal family, she is a formidable force for …

Analysis Heba Abou Shnief 20 January 2023

New research sheds light on the critical role of an enabling civic space for economic and social recovery in the Arab Region

Multiple crises and contextual complexities – a protracted refugee crisis, a health crisis, an economic downturn due to the pandemic, and food insecurity triggered by the Russian-Ukraine war – have placed mounting pressures on civil …

Conference Report Heba Abou Shnief 18 October 2022

LGT’s Giving in the GCC event: Gulf philanthropy is focusing on long-term impact

A report by LGT Private Banking and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School shows rising wealth in the GCC translating into more strategic philanthropic practices. And an expert …

Opinion 2 Heba Abou Shnief 21 July 2020

Rethinking Arab philanthropic support to digitalisation: A COVID-19 effect

While programmatic support and investment towards ‘digital solutions for the social good’ has not been a priority focus area for Arab philanthropy, the COVID-19 pandemic and its lockdown effect has disrupted the status quo. During …

Analysis Atallah Kuttab, Noha El-Mikawy, Natasha Matic, Barry Knight and Heba Abou Shnief 5 September 2017

Are you SDG ready? Arab philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals 

One of the lessons of the Millennium Development Goals was that collaboration across sectors will be essential if their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to be achieved. There are already positive signs that …