Investiture of Haifa Al Kaylani OBE takes place at Windsor Castle

Investiture of Haifa Al Kaylani OBE takes place at Windsor Castle 11 April 2024

“I am deeply honoured and humbled to share that my investiture into the Order of the British Empire took place at Windsor Castle on Tuesday 09 April. This momentous occasion has marked a special and very touching milestone not only in my four decades-long work as a development economist but in my personal journey, and in recognising my contributions to the social and economic empowerment of women and young people in the Middle East and North Africa.

Receiving this distinction from The Princess Royal was a profoundly moving and memorable experience, and it fills me with immense pride to share the photo of the Investiture with HRH Princess Anne. I am also delighted to share the photo taken on the occasion for which I was joined by my son Sirri Al Kaylani and daughter in law Dr Aceel Alanizi. I am more motivated than ever to continue my work, inspired by the values and aspirations that this prestigious award embodies. To be recognised in such a manner is truly a privilege, and it has encouraged me to further dedicate myself to making a positive impact in the sustainability areas I care passionately about and for the region we all love dearly.

This honour is a testament to the collective effort, dedication, and support of my colleagues, family, and the communities I have had the privilege to serve and collaborate with, and I thank each and every one of you for your kind support and commitment to the Arab International Women’s Forum mission over the years. This Honour is truly a shared achievement, and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as we work together towards a brighter, more inclusive and more prosperous and peaceful future for women and young people and all in the Arab region and the world.”

Haifa Al Kaylani OBE
President & Founder
Arab International Women’s Forum