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Under the patronage of
Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Board Member, Friends of Cancer Patients, UAE
Conference: 16 – 17 May 2017
Bootcamps: 15 & 18 May 2017
The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE

The 14th MENA Social Impact and CSR Forum


Giving is deeply embedded in the GCC's culture and is evident in all aspects of society; from individual philanthropy, charities, NGO's as well as corporate social responsibility programs. Time, money, educational programmes and shelter are a few examples of quantifiable giving across the GCC, promoting a spirit of tolerance and acceptance across cultures, ethnicities and religious beliefs.

2017 has been declared the 'Year of Giving' in the UAE by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The year will see an increase in volunteering opportunities, CSR activities and the promotion and strengthening of the culture of giving for the next generation. It is on this backdrop that the 14th edition of the CSR event Ta'atheer will take place, with a focus on sustainable giving. The forum will highlight new areas of growth for charitable and corporate responsibility programs as well as develop social impact projects to maximize the impact of sustainable giving across the region.

Gathering corporates, governments, NGOs and charities from across the GCC, attendees will have unlimited networking and partnership opportunities, as well as the chance to take part in productive dialogue to learn best practice and exchange expertise throughout the two conference days.


Businesses can no longer think of social and environmental issues as purely ethical considerations and deal with them through traditional philanthropic activities. Businesses and investors are now looking for opportunities and ventures that can generate sustainable social impact and value to the economy and community they operate in.

Ta'atheer – the Middle East Social Impact & CSR Forum

Ta'atheer is Arabic for impact, influence and creating legacy. The new name encompasses the change in mind-set of businesses and investors that are socially responsible to focus on social programmes that ensure sustainable impact and value.



Build brand recognition as a leading advocate of sustainable and responsible business in the social impact and CSR space

Opportunities to share your best practices in social impact and CSR with the region's key stakeholders

Create and nurture new partnerships with select SMEs, young social enterprises and innovators

Exclusive access to leading thought leaders and innovators in the impact investing space

Opportunities for the development of innovative partnerships and collaborations

Ta'atheer In Numbers


Conference Attendees




Practical Bootcamps

Endless networking and learning opportunities


Ta'atheer 2017 is a platform that allows sector wide engagement across the region among all stakeholders responsible for driving sustainable social impact investment in MENA. You will have conversations with and opportunities to partner with:

  • Corporates Firms
  • Charities and Foundations
  • NGOs and NPOs
  • Private Equity
  • Social Impact Investors
  • Angel Investors
  • Banks
  • Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)
  • Corporates Firms
  • Social enterprises, entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Capital Ventures
  • Start-ups
  • Investment Advisors and Consultants
  • Government Bodies, Ministries and Local Authorities
  • Educational Institutions
The summit was very informative and has given me many new ideas to implement in my company. Inspiring.

Rassamunira Ramli

Corporate Communication & CSR Manager

Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co. W.L.L.

Very interesting discussions, the CSR agenda in the GCC is evolving and maturing. It's good to be part of this.

Hope Sherwin

CSR Enthusiast

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Conference: 16 - 17 May 2017
Bootcamps: 15 & 18 May 2017
The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
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