AIWF is proud to share that AIWF President & Founder Haifa Al Kaylani was invited recently to speak with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, for the outstanding ‘The Business of Philanthropy’ podcast and video series.
The Business of Philanthropy is a series of conversations hosted by Badr Jafar exploring the changing nature of philanthropy within and from the high-growth regions of the world. The discussions are part of a limited series conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, which was established at the University of Cambridge in 2020.
The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy is focused on strategic philanthropy both within and from the world’s emerging markets, which for a number of reasons are expected to become an increasingly important source of philanthropic capital and innovation over the coming decades. Through a combination of rigorous research, executive education and the convening of diverse voices, the Centre aims to become the leading hub of actionable knowledge to catalyse greater philanthropic impact from individuals and organisations in the world’s fastest growing regions.
During their conversation, Badr Jafar and Haifa Al Kaylani discussed the vital role of women in economic, political, and social development in the Arab region; the urgent need to engage with youth as the future of the MENA region; and specifically, why we need to empower women in all sectors and why women and
young people should be encouraged to set up their own SMEs, NGOs and social enterprises.