In collaboration with the Strategic Philanthropy Initiative (SPI) at NYUAD, the Governance in Philanthropy programme is hosting a panel discussion featuring prominent philanthropic donors and Giving Pledge signatories, including Badr Jafar, Nandan Nilekani, Rohini Nilekani, amongst others. The panel discussion will explore the importance of strategic philanthropy and optimising philanthropic funds for social impact. With entrepreneurial backgrounds, the panel will also discuss the benefits of approaching philanthropic capital as risk capital and as social investments. The session will be bookmarked with an executive tour of the NYUAD campus.

Kindly note that this is a closed session. If you are an  individual philanthropic donor in the Gulf region and are interested in joining the Governance in Philanthropy programme’s Circle network and/or events, kindly reach out to us at

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