OECD Dialogue on Private Philanthropy in MENA highlights data-driven approach is key to success

OECD Dialogue on Private Philanthropy in MENA highlights data-driven approach is key to success

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted a dialogue on the role of private philanthropy in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The discussion, titled, “Data and Dialogue on Private Philanthropy for Development: Regional study to unpack Private Philanthropy for Development from MENA,” convened expert participants from across businesses, foundations, government, and philanthropy, to share perspectives. Speakers included Natasha Ridge, Executive Director of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, Badr Jafar, CEO of Crescent Enterprises, Founder of the…

Estonia Pavilion panel reveals how nation became one of world’s most digitally advanced societies

Estonia, one of the earliest adopters of e-governance and the first country to vote online, provided a glimpse of its globe-leading journey into digitalisation at a panel event at the nation’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion. Speakers at ‘The Impact of the Government’s Digitalisation Efforts on Public Private-Partnership Dynamics’ on Thursday (27 January) highlighted how the Northern European country, which has a population of only 1.3 million people, harnessed the private sector expertise to rise to be number one globally in seamlessly connected digital services. Per capita, Estonia also has the…