Strategic philanthropy for climate change

Workshop and panel discussion

As Dubai prepares to host COP28 in December, join the Pearl Initiative and NYUAD's Strategic Philanthropy Initiative (SPI) for a high-level panel discussion about the role for strategic philanthropy in tackling climate change and its deleterious effects.

Regional experts and thought leaders will share a stage with seasoned philanthropists to discuss regional giving trends in the climate space, and provide tangible insights about how to strategically support climate mitigation. The panel discussion will be moderated by Antonios Vouloudis, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship at NYU Abu Dhabi. 

Following the plenary discussion, there will be breakaway small-group workshop sessions facilitated by experts on more technical, industry-specific topics.


  • Laila Mostafa Abdullatif
    Director general, Emirates Nature-WWF
  • Ayla Bajwa
    Senior vice president sustainability for DP World. 
  • Aravindan Srinivasan
    Director, Thematic Collaboration, AVPN
  • Jagjeet Sareen
    Principal Co-lead, Global Climate Practice, Dalberg
  • Suparna Mathur
    Senior Advisor, NYUAD COP28 Engagement
  • Nancy Gleason
    Director, NYUAD Hilary Ballon Center
  • Paul Ronalds
    Founder and CEO, Global Ventures


This event is open for all but you must register here to attend.