AFF Annual Meeting 2023

AFF Annual Meeting 2023

The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) will host three days of panel discussions, networking, and workshops in Cairo, Egypt.

This will be the Arab Foundation Forum's first in-person annual meeting since 2017. It brings together donors, leaders of foundations and nonprofits, academics, and sector experts to discuss the state of regional philanthropy.

There will be a mix of key-note speeches, panel discussions, networking sessions, and workshops, as well as member sessions reviewing the past 12 months of AFF and a look ahead to 2024.

Themes to be discussed include:

  • The Future of Philanthropy – How Will the Sector Look in 2040?
  • Can Green Jobs Drive Employment & Youth Empowerment?
  • Unlocking the Power of Data for the SDGs and Philanthropic Impact
  • Leveraging Climate Solutions for Sustainable Development.


Confirmed speakers will include:

  • Naila Farouky CEO, Arab Foundations Forum (AFF)
  • Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud
    Secretary general, Alwaleed Philanthropies
  • Princess Nouf bint Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Saud
    CEO, King Khalid Foundation (KKF)
  • Badr Jafar Philanthropist and founder, Pearl Initiative
  • Noha El-Mikawy
    Dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at AUC
  • Noura Selim
    Executive director, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD)
  • Muna Abbas
    CEO, Asfari Foundation
  • Dr Ali Awni
    Director, John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement & Responsible Business, AUC
  • Myrna Atalla
    Executive director, Alfanar
  • Ghiwa Nakat
    Executive director, Greenpeace MENA
  • Saba Almubaslat
    Regional director-MENA, Ford Foundation
  • Heike Harmgart
    Managing director for the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


This is an external non-Circle event. AFF members get two complimentary tickets. If you are not a member or need additional tickets book here.