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Alliance magazine expands global philanthropy coverage with Regional Representatives

Alliance magazine 23 May 2022

Regional Representatives from the Arab Region, Latin America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa have joined the Alliance magazine team, as a part of its goals to improve the globalisation of philanthropy coverage. Alliance eventually has …


Business of Philanthropy: Shayma Al Sabah

Alliance magazine 8 May 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Shayma Al Sabah, Founder of Give. …


Economic crisis slows Ramadan giving in Arab region

Alliance magazine 29 April 2022

Throughout the Arab region, individuals and foundations have been observing Ramadan both by fasting and increasing their charitable giving in the form of Zakat (Muslim almsgiving) and Sadaqah (voluntary contributions). However, the cost of living …

Village to global village: Making sense of impact, ESG, and other ‘good’ ideas

Farahnaz Karim 18 April 2022

Impact at the village level In my first ‘field posting’ as a United Nations Volunteer, I remember (as if it were yesterday) going on a journey to Farah, a province in Afghanistan, to report on …

Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo

Alliance magazine 10 April 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with H.E. Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of Abu …

Pearl Initiative, Philanthropy Age promote strategic philanthropy in Gulf region

Alliance magazine 5 April 2022

The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf-based nonprofit, alongside Philanthropy Age recently brought together dozens of Gulf-based philanthropists and High Net Worth Individuals to explore effective strategic giving. The gathering was part of the Circle, an …

Middle East food insecurity: Scientific partnerships are the missing ingredient

Uzma Sulaiman 31 March 2022

The Middle East is well known for its dry and arid climate, but what is often less understood is the volatility of its food systems. The region is warming at twice the global average causing …

CSWAfrica: There is no climate solution without Global South women

Aarti Narsee 24 March 2022

Women land, environmental, and Indigenous defenders are on the frontline in tackling the climate crisis and calling out the failure of governments to take adequate action – but they face repression aimed at silencing them. …

Business of Philanthropy: Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani

Alliance magazine 20 March 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, President and …

Human rights funders must support civil society in Palestine

7 Alice Rothchild 17 March 2022

As a trustee of a Jewish family foundation that has contributed to Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations over many years, I am deeply concerned by a series of developments that signal danger for the …