Archives: December 2017

Skills for success: employability and entrepreneurship in Lebanon – accepting applications now


The Asfari Foundation and AMIDEAST proudly announce the launch of the “Skills for Success: Employability and Entrepreneurship Programme” in a two-year partnership to provide economic opportunities impacting more than 600 youth in Lebanon. This programme will focus on building a new generation for the workforce and entrepreneurship by helping the youth gain skills needed to […]

Asfari Foundation announces first ever Alumni Award winners


At the Asfari Foundation’s Annual Dinner on 27 October the winners of the Foundation’s inaugural Alumni Award were announced. The Alumni Award, launched to celebrate the Foundation’s ten year anniversary, seeks to recognise the contribution of the Foundation’s alumni to their countries and communities and their achievements since completing  their Asfari Foundation scholarships. The prize-winners […]

Call for Papers: The 4th CSS International Conference on Syria: “The Syrian War: Later Evolution, Future Prospects”


The Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS) at the University of St Andrews in Scotland invites submission of abstracts for papers to be given at its Fourth International Conference on Syria to be held 1-3 August 2018 in St Andrews, Scotland. The Centre, which is supported by the Asfari Foundation, aims to produce scholarly, non-partisan research […]

2017/18 Asfari Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews


Type of scholarship: Three-month Fellowship. Partner institution: Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews. Subjects:The selected fellow will conduct her/his own independent research project on contemporary Syria that she/he will work on and discuss with members of the Centre while resident at St. Andrews. Who can apply: Fellows will normally hold a university degree, […]

Developing Leaders Program for Non-profit Professionals at Columbia Business School, 11-16 March 2018


o Length of Bursary: One week intensive course o Partner Institution: Columbia Business School, New York o Who can apply: Syrians living in Syria, or displaced in Lebanon, Turkey or the UK; Lebanese citizens; Palestinian nationals, or refugee or displaced Palestinians living in Syria or Lebanon, or Palestinian citizens of Israel; British nationals who live […]

One year on: Hands Up for Syria Appeal


The Hands Up for Syria Appeal, which ended on 9 May 2016, raised £4,129,841 from generous donors.  Together with matching funding from the Asfari and Said Foundations, which matched donations pound for pound, £8,259,682 was raised for Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, to be spent on educating […]

The White Helmets wins Oscar for Short Documentary film


The Foundation joined thousands across the world in congratulating The White Helmets for being awarded the Oscar for Short Documentary film, just months after being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In his acceptance speech, director Orlando von Einsiedel read a statement from White Helmets founder Raed al-Saleh, saying that “We are so grateful that […]

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace launches report


The Asfari Foundation is supporting the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Arab World Horizons Project: an affirmative agenda for a changing Middle East. This project, which will take place over three years, consists of research and consultations on key challenges in the Arab region, aiming to develop a broad policy framework examining these challenges and developing […]