Takaful 2014 - Fourth Annual Conference on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement

From: 6/4/2014   To: 6/6/2014


All participants are kindly requested to register ahead ofthe conference. A registration fee of US$100 for international and regional organizations, foundations and corporations is requested.

Registration fees are waived for academics, students andlocal civil society organizations. On-site registration is available for those residing in Lebanonand will begin in the evening of  June 3 and continue at 8 am on June 4, with an opening session at 9 am on the same day. 

The conference will take place at the American University inBeirut, Lebanon on June 4 and 5, and at the University of Balamand, Al Kura on June 6. Transportation from the University of Balamand to AUB and vice versa is provided gratis. The conference will start on June 4at 9:00 am and will end on June 6 at 4:00 pm.

The conference will host sessions on:

  • Role of civil society in democratic transition and challenges (legal, institutional, transparency-related, and financial)

  • Transnational aspects of civic engagement

  • Models and good practices of scaling up civil society development interventions; analysis of successful or failed civil society partnerships

  • Modalities for philanthropic investment in human capital formation and employment creation, as well as analysis of successful or failed philanthropic projects

  • Public attitudes towards philanthropy or civic engagement more broadly

  • Critical assessments of philanthropic giving and civic participation as expressed in sectarian or political contexts

  • Civic engagement, philanthropy and new citizenship in the Arab region

And panels on:

  • Humanitarian, trust-building and reconciliation interventions of civil society in conflict and post-conflict environments

  • Explorations into community service learning models in higher education

  • Good practices and innovations in civic engagement

  • Promoting responsible business in the Arab region

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