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BP Oman launches $5 million social investment programme

Alliance magazine 10 November 2018

BP Oman has launched has a $5 millon dollar social investment programme in collaboration with Ministry of Oil and Gas and BP’s partner, Oman Oil Company for Explorations & Production (OOCEP). The programme will focus …

Amplifying African diaspora voice and expertise in philanthropy advice

1 Yvonne Moore 15 October 2018

In the March 2017 issue, Alliance magazine associate editor Andrew Milner’s article Shading in the blanks on the philanthropy advice map explored the how the US and Europe might be exercising a distorting influence in …

Social innovation lab to stimulate solutions for young women and trans people in Lebanon

Alliance magazine 21 September 2018

A new collaboration has been formed to advance the cause of young women and trans youth’s rights and capacity for collective action. FRIDA: the Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Women, Oxfam and the Young …

Philanthropy in Egypt and Turkey

Marwa El-Daly and Filiz Bikmen 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The practice of community giving has experienced mixed fortunes amid profound national developments In 2004, the Ford Foundation funded a study to understand the relationship between philanthropy and social justice in predominantly Muslim societies, including …

Interview: HE Dr Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani

Charles Keidan 4 September 2018

HE Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani is the chair and founder of Al Faleh Group which provides educational services in Qatar, through three centres, including Doha Academy. She is also a founding …

Saudi Arabia’s answer to 21st century philanthropy

Shaima Hamidaddin 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

If there are to be solutions to the problems we face, the Misk Foundation believes they will come from working in collaboration and empowering young people Generosity has been a trait exhibited among the poor …

More than a matter of record

Amy Singer 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Documenting the historical practice of Muslim philanthropy shines a light on the moral values of humanity that can illuminate the past, present and future What does an historian of the 15th-16th century Ottoman Empire have …

3 ways philanthropy could help Saudi youth

Elizabeth Bruce 20 August 2018

A longer version of this article originally appeared on Al-Fanar Media and appears here with the permission of that publication and the author. As Saudi Arabian leaders detail their goals for the country’s future, the …

Philanthropy to Israel and Palestine – it’s time to change the framing

4 Nora Lester Murad 24 July 2018

Earlier this year, Alliance Magazine set out to highlight philanthropy in the Israeli-Palestinian context as part of its special feature on Diaspora philanthropy. Short portraits of prominent Jewish philanthropists who support Israel – including Sheldon Adelson, …

Community philanthropy initiative launched in Palestine

1 Andrew Milner 20 July 2018

Rawa, a philanthropic fund rooted in participatory community decision-making, has been launched in Palestine to promote community development and the mobilisation of local resources. Following an exploration period, supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Open …