The Global Donors Forum (GDF) held from 25-26 May in
Istanbul was co-chaired by H.E.
Datin Paduka Seri Rismah Mansor, First Lady of Malaysia, and HRH Dr. Shaikha Aisha
Bint Faleh Al-Thani .
Prominent leaders from the government, business, and charitable sectors as well
as academicians and researchers discussed critical issues including social
finance, impact of philanthropy for SDGs, resilience and radicalization,
diplomacy and strategic communication and philanthropic response to refugees’
crisis. First GDF was held in Qatar Istanbul in 2008
and was chaired by then Prime Minister of Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
GDF 2016 discussed setting new priorities and redefining the role of
philanthropy, with a focus on the Muslim World in a changing global landscape. Turkey
Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir established Taaleem Foundation as a non-profit community support organization in 1989. It is now imparting education in the far-flung areas of
. Dr Zafar has been a
senior professional in public sector with a significant diversity in roles and
experience from philanthropy to private sector support, corporate sector
facilitation and public sector service delivery. Pakistan