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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 …

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies pledges $30 million to fight pandemic

Alliance magazine 3 May 2020

Alwaleed Philanthropies has announced $30 million to the battle against COVID-19. Of the pledge, $20.6 million is new funding and $9.4 million is existing support that has been reallocated. The funding, which has been pledged …

From Generosity to Justice: A new gospel of wealth

Tobias Jung 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Tobias Jung, director of the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, University of St Andrews Published on the centenary of Andrew Carnegie’s death, Walker’s book proposes ‘A new gospel of …

The problem with neutrality

Alison Carlman 7 February 2020

Digital fundraising platforms like GlobalGiving.org were created as neutral playing fields for any legitimate organisation to tell their story and raise funds. One of GlobalGiving’s core values is, ‘Always Open’ it’s based on the belief …

Alwaleed and ISESCO take first ‘caravan’ to Jordan

Alliance magazine 17 January 2020

Alwaleed Philanthropies and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), took their Medical, Educational and Socio-cultural Caravan to Jordan for the first time last December. It also carried out school maintenance work and donated educational …

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education appoint Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar as CEO

Alliance magazine 17 January 2020

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has appointed Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar as Chief Executive Officer. Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Ben Jaafar said: ‘It is an honor to be entrusted with the …