Advisory - Oil Money and Arab Philanthropy: Social Investing in a Global Context

    OTTAWA, Aug. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Barbara Ibrahim, a renowned expert on the
Arab World's philanthropic sector, will be in Ottawa on September 3 to deliver
a lecture at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). In her
presentation "Arab Philanthropy and Social Investing in a Global Context," Dr.
Ibrahim will reflect on the Arab world's rich tradition of philanthropy, and
how it has changed over the past decade with the rise in oil revenues and a
reduction in state social spending.

    Date:     Thursday, September 3, 2009
    Time:     2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Where:    150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor

    As founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and
Civic Engagement, Dr. Ibrahim helps to guide the Arab philanthropic sector's
transformation. She served for 14 years as regional director for West Asia and
North Africa at the Population Council, an international non-governmental
organization. She has published widely in the fields of gender and health,
youth studies, and women's employment, as well as directing programs in urban
poverty and gender relations through the Cairo office of the Ford Foundation.
    The event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous
interpretation is available. Spaces are limited and journalists are encouraged
to register by calling Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at 613-696-2343. For more
information, visit

    About IDRC

    Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the
world's leading institutions in the generation and application of new
knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. For nearly 40
years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the
developing world to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous

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For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, (613) 696-2343,

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