Breakfast Sessions

Thursday, February 23

Local Cultures of Giving and Global Philanthropy
7:45 – 8:45 AM

Presented by: SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region

Moderator:  Atallah Kuttab, Founder, SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region

Description: From experience of the WINGS 2010 report, focusing only on data and institutional philanthropy might reflect limited part of the scene and will definitely miss the richness of philanthropy practice from around the globe and the diversity of cultures of giving and local discourses including evolving patterns of philanthropy, its role in society and its relationship to governments. The session will present the three distinct phases that giving went through in various societies namely: Rich Heritage, Disruption, and Renewal. Also, the session will be probe the participants for trends of giving in their countries with the intent of identifying commonalities and diversities between the various regions. It is the diversities that will highlight the richness of practices around the globe and in a way define the real meaning of global philanthropy.

The Role of Philanthropy in Society: What’s There and What’s Next?
7:45 – 8:45 AM

Presented by: Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace

Moderator: Barry Knight, Executive Director, CENTRIS, Webb Memorial Trust, UK

Ana Valeria Araujo,
Executive Director, Brazil Human Rights Fund

Maria Chertok
Director, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Russia

Andrew Milner
Independent Consultant

Chandrika Sahai
Coordinator, Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace

Description: An ongoing open-ended study on four countries (India, Russia, Kenya, Brazil) and the Arab region, to understand the role of philanthropy is beginning to shine light on new areas and innovation within philanthropy with implications for its role and purpose. The rise of giving by individuals with modest incomes in places like India and Russia, the growing prominence of corporate philanthropy in numerous countries in the global South, and the promise of mass funding via online giving in restrictive environments like Russia are just a few of the emerging trends that question our old notions of the power dynamics within philanthropy as well as the power of philanthropy
– philanthropy by whom and to what end? What does this mean for how we support and build the field and ensure that it is tuned to fulfil
its potential?