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Alwaleed Philanthropies, Human Rights Commission cooperate to protect human rights

Alliance magazine 12 September 2020

Alwaleed Philanthropies have joined the Saudi Human Rights Commission to sign a memorandum of cooperation that will aim to strength the protection of human rights for women and youth in Saudi Arabia. The agreement was …


Can philanthropy disrupt the precarity of work in civil society?

Noha El-Mikawy 9 September 2020

Civil society workers collect and communicate needed evidence on social, economic and cultural rights, provide innovative services to vulnerable communities, and advocate for policies that disrupt inequality and injustice. While all of those civil society …


As deadly heatwaves sweep the world, philanthropy can create a cool future

Harriet Lamb 24 August 2020

This summer has brought ferocious heatwaves from India to Siberia and the U.S. Lethal temperatures are no surprise – heatwaves are now more common, more intense and longer-lasting, with 2020 likely to be the hottest year …

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating sustainable humanitarian action

Safia Alattas 19 August 2020

On this day in 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalised the first World Humanitarian day. The day was designated in memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello, a UN humanitarian who died, along with 22 …

Alwaleed Philanthropies announces beneficiaries of housing and car grants programme

Alliance magazine 5 August 2020

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies has announced the beneficiaries of its ‘Housing and Car Grants’ programme, which aims to provide housing and transportation to low-income Saudi citizens. The ‘Housing and Cars Grants’ programme has been running …

Equipping young people with the skills of the past for the work of the future

Abeer Al Fouti 15 July 2020

Today the world marks an International Youth Skills Day like no other – 2020 not only heralded the beginning of a new decade but the beginnings of a new, unforeseeable world; one that will be …

Interview: Badr Jafar, Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

Elika Roohi 7 July 2020

Last year, the fastest-growing economies were all in emerging markets. This current wave of globalisation, which is pushing economic power both southward and eastward, will have a profound effect on philanthropy, and we should consider …

Alliance magazine, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to host upcoming webinar on global practice of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will join Alliance magazine on Wednesday, 1 July at 16:00 CET for a webinar looking at understanding and improving the global practice of philanthropy. …

Alwaleed Philanthropies, Saudi government launch ‘Maharat’ app for childhood development

Alliance magazine 27 June 2020

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies, together with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, are launching a platform to assess childhood development and cognitive skilled. Called ‘Maharat’, the application provides professional services such as early …

Benban solar park in Egypt receives $4 billion in funding

Alliance magazine 25 June 2020

Egypt’s Benban park, a 37 square kilometre solar park in Aswan desert with over seven million photovoltaic panels, has received $4 billion in funding from thirty international infrastructure developers. Among the investors is infrastructure fund …