8.00 AM to 9.00 AM

Tea and Coffee

9.00 AM to 9.10 AM


Speakers: Carla Koffel - Executive Director, Pearl Initiative

9.10 AM to 9.40 AM

Keynote Speech: Transformative Philanthropy

Speakers: H.R.H. Princess Banderi A.R. AlFaisal - CEO, King Khalid Foundation

9.40 AM to 10.40 AM

Institutional Philanthropy: Successes and Challenges

Speakers: Habiba Al Mar’ashi - President, Arabia CSR Network, Yousef Alguwaifly - Deputy Secretary General, Suliman S. Olayan Foundation, Lina Hourani - Division Director, CSR Al Ahli Group, Lujain Al Ubaid - Co-Founder and CEO - Tasamy for Social Entrepreneurship

Moderators: Parastou Youssefi - Senior Program Officer, Philanthropic Partnerships - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

10.40 AM to 11.10 AM

Networking Break

11.10 AM to 12.10 PM

Sharing Best Practices: Impact Evaluation and Reporting

Speakers: Annina Mattsson - Director of Programs - Dubai Cares

Moderators: Lisa Philp - Senior Advisor, Foundation Center

12.10 PM to 12.30 PM

Closing Session - The Way Forward

Speakers: Saeed Hersi - Head of OCHA Gulf Liaison Office

Moderators: Carla Koffel - Executive Director, Pearl Initiative

12.45 PM to 2.00 PM