Monday, January 21, 2008
United Arab Emirates announced on January 20, 2008, that it will form the Arab Centre for Philanthropy in order to "mobilize strategic giving and promoting coordination among various Arab philanthropic programmes." Here is an excerpt:
The "Arab Centre for Philanthropy" is set to play a major role in leveraging the level of cooperation between Arab philanthropists in order to enhance their contribution while working to overcome regional challenges.
Announcing the launch of the initiative, Sheikh Mohammed stressed on the importance of collective giving, irrespective of whether it stemmed from individuals or organizations.