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Al Mulhem in Social Justice Work

October 1, 2015

Al Mulhem ("Inspirer" in English) provides a theoretical and philosophical as well as practical framework to practitioners, activists and CSOs eager to applying Social Justice and Right based principles in their work and training workshops.

Transforming Self and Society: Volunteerism, Gender and Governance in the Arab Region

January 1, 2014

With a focus on the nexus between gender, governance and volunteerism, this paper casts aside "transitions" in favor of exploring transformations - those that have been successful, are contested, or have been impeded in some way. The underlying rationale is that a wave of transformations has been unleashed, with 2011 as a turning point; cultural, political and social, and there is a need to examine the entire trajectory via a longue durée approach rather than focus on short-term shifts and changes. The aim is to better understand how the shifting role of women volunteers have influenced or otherwise addressed inequities in political governance within the Arab Region across that trajectory.

Developing a Collective Framework and Agenda to Advance Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa and the Arab Region

May 1, 2013

This report is based on discussions from a convening which brought together a small group of individuals reflecting diverse perspectives and contexts, to begin a collective discussion on how to advance debate, build a body of knowledge, inform good practice and strengthen the impact of social justice philanthropy in Africa and the Arab region. Three draft papers -- By Alice Brown; Yao Graham and Sherine el Traboulsi -- were prepared in advance to provoke thought and discussions during the convening and these are being shared as part of a working paper series currently under way.

Reviving Waqf System in Egypt: Analysis of Global Models

January 1, 2013

This paper presents modern examples of endowment management in a number of Arab and Muslim countries, as well as some Western models. The paper aims at listing a set of perceptions and coming up with recommendations for policies and procedures aimed to revive the endowments in Egyptian society, spread the culture of endowment, and to include in the process of social, political and economic development of the country

A Practitioner's Guide for Social Entrepreneurs in Egypt and the Arab Region - Arabic

October 1, 2010

The Guide presents a collection of reflections and tips for anyone aspiring to start new development projects or social enterprises. While some of the challenges will be similar anywhere in the world, Ehaab shares here his pointers for success within the contemporary Arab social, economic and political context

A Practitioner's Guide for Social Entrepreneurs in Egypt and the Arab Region

October 1, 2010

Ehaab Abdou published this guide that presents a collection of reflections and tips for anyone aspiring to start new development projects or social enterprises. While some of the challenges will be similar anywhere in the world, Abdou shares here his pointers for success within the contemporary Arab social, economic and political context. The guide builds on both personal experience and discussions with young social innovators an entrepreneurs in Egypt and across the region and was published in October 2010 by the American University in Cairo's (AUC), John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy & Civic Engagement.

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