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UNICEF and Islamic Development Bank launch global Muslim philanthropy fund

Alliance magazine 9 October 2019

The Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children (GMPFC), is the first organisation focused on Muslim giving, to be launched by a United Nations organisation (UNICEF) alongside a multi-lateral development bank. The goal of GMPFC is …


Rawa Fund’s first community-led projects underway across Palestine

Alliance magazine 26 September 2019

Rawa, the creative Palestinian communities fund, who recently released their first ever grant list, focusing on 23 community grassroots projects, are now underway. All are operating under Rawa’s belief in the ‘collective power, participation and …


Al Ghurair Foundation announce grantees of £5.5 million Refugee Education Fund

Alliance magazine 19 September 2019

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund announced its grantees for their second round of funding, following the end of the inaugural round in 2018. Eight grantees were selected from Jordan, Lebanon and the …

Alwaleed Philanthropies invests $5 million to mitigate disease in impoverished cities around the world

Alliance magazine 5 September 2019

Alwaleed Philanthropies has made a new $5 million investment, in their partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in a proposed commitment to further prevent the spread of disease in low-income urban areas in which additional …

Philanthropy must say no to ‘no-go’ zones

Krystian Seibert 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

I read Charles Keidan’s editorial (Alliance, June 2019) with great interest. As his visit to Gaza occurred only a few months after the end of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead and given Hamas’ stance in relation …

Human rights in refugee camps has everything to do with businesses

Rola El Chami 30 August 2019

We live in a world where we see a vicious cycle being recreated where history repeats itself and more civilians are left harmed as a result of the higher powers. The Middle East and North Africa region …

Bridging the gap between the impact boardroom and communities

9 Rola El Chami 23 August 2019

I recently attended an executive programme where I held a session on Impact & refugee camps in the Middle East. The session focused on community feedback and the impact made on the ground. Part of …

Synergos Network Visit to Turkey

Alliance magazine 15 August 2019

Community philanthropy – the best hope for women’s rights in Nepal…and for all of us

Rita Thapa 31 July 2019

PSJP’s recently published paper on Individual giving in India, Russia, the Arab region and Brazil is a timely reflection for us in Nepal. Individual giving has always been a part of Nepali communities mainly through our religious …

When peace is a dirty word

Rasha Sansur 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Experience of the peace process in the Middle East has encouraged Palestinians to draw on their own resources, rather than relying on those from outside If you go to a conference in Palestine, and one …