Once a year, the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists convenes donors, social investors, government and business leaders, experts and visionaries from across the world to offer pragmatic insight and constructive response to pressing social challenges. The annual forum serves as a marketplace for ideas, a platform for sharing knowledge and forging partnerships, and a launching pad for high-impact collaborative activities. In addition, the annual convening of WCMP is widely recognized as the premier worldwide forum on Muslim philanthropy where rational debate is lead in a safe space on issues unique to Muslim giving.
Leading Guests and Speakers:
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan • President Jimmy Carter • His Excellency Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu • President Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio • Right Honourable Tony Blair • His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal • Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi • His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz • His Excellency M. Jusuf Kalla • Mr. Shahid Malik • Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani • His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan • Her Royal Highness Princess Banderi Abdul Rahman Al Faisal • Her Excellency Sheikha Dr. Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani • Ms. Semahat Arsel • Mr. Amir Dossal • Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck • Dr. Bashir Fadlallah • Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool • Raymond G. Chambers • Minister Ahmad Abdullah Al Mari • Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid • His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri • His Royal Highness Princess Maha bint Abdul Aziz • Senator John Kerry • Dr. Yusuf Al-Qardawi • Youssou N’dour • Ambassador Atta Manane Bakhit • Mr. Amr Khaled • Mr. Mat Hassan Esa • Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai • Prof. Olivier De Schutter • Minister Atta-ur- Rahman • Prof. John Sexton • Dr. Peter Cleaves • Mr. Arif M. Naqvi • Dr. Mahmood Khan • Ambassador Sada Cumber • Dr. Yusuf Sawani • Eng. Mohammed bin Ali Al Hedfa • Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson • Mr. Tariq Al-Gurg • Professor Mukhtar Ahmed • Ms. Muna Abu Sulayman • Mr. Tom Arnold • Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Aqeel • Dr. Sakena Yaqoobi • Mr. Salman Sheikh • Ambassador Rashad Hussain • Dr. Sultan A. Alshaali • Dr. Shams Kassim Lakha • Dr. Barbara Ibrahim
Leading Sponsors and Program Partners
Islamic Development Bank Group • ISESCO • Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy • Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation • Al Faleh Group for Educational and Academic Services • King Khalid Foundation • Reach Out to Asia • United Nations Office for Partnerships • UN Millennium Campaign 2015 • UN Alliance of Civilization • Islamica Magazine • HEED Foundation • HAYAT Vakfi • London School of Economics • Qatari Diar Investment • Lusail City Development • Barwa Real Estate • ActionAid International • New York Academy of Sciences • Mercator Fund and Global Media Center • Arab Foundation Forum • Nonprofit Empowerment Group • Vakif Bank • Malaria No More • Abbott Fund • Arab Science and Technology
Leading Participation Organizations
ASSAIF, Al Rajhi Family Foundation, Abraaj Capital, ACME Corp, ActionAid International, Acumen Fund, African Center for Technology, African Wildlife Foundation, Aga Khan Development Network, Al Jal Capital, Aljazeera Network, Al Shaali Group, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, American University in Cairo, American University of Sharjah, Arab Foundation Forum, Arab Fund for Arts & Culture, Arab Human Rights Fund, Arab Medical Union, Arab Science and Technology Foundation, Atheeb Group, Atlantic Philanthropies, Awqaf South Africa, Baden Amil Zakat Nasional, Baker & McKenzie Limited, Bank Sarasin, Baraka Ventures, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Birlik Vakfi, Boston Consulting Group, Brookings Doha Center, Carter Foundation, CECP, Center for Interfaith Action, Christian Aid, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Coexist Foundation, Concern Worldwide, CRDF Global, DFID, Dubai Cares, Dubai Harvard Foundation, Dubai School of Government, Duke University, Earth Institute at Columbia University, Education for Employment Foundation, El-Hibri Charitable Foundation, Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy, Ernst & Young, European Foundation Center, Exxon Mobil, Foreign & Commonwealth Office of UK, Gallup Corporation, Georgetown University, Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Global Partnerships Forum, Grameen-Jameel, Habitat for Humanity International, Hani Qaddumi Foundation, Hartford Seminary, Harvard University, Hassad Food, Huron Consulting Group, IDRC, Indiana University, International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Islamic Charitable Organization, International Zakat Organization (OIC-IZO), Islamic Development Bank Group, ISESCO, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, John Hopkins University, Kashf Foundation, KAUST Foundation, Khaleej Times, King Khalid Foundation, Kimse Yok Mu, KPMG International, London School of Economics (LSE), Madinah Institute for Leadership (MILE), Makhzoumi Foundation, Malaria No More, Malta Institute of Management, Marafie Foundation, Mutuschka Gruppe, MEACO, Mentor Arabia Foundation, Mercator Fund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP, New York Academy of Sciences, New York University, Oasis Asset Management, Office of HH Sheikha Jawahar Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), Oxfam Great Britain, Oxford University, PACTA, Paglas Group, Pakistan Center for Philanthropy, Paltel Group Foundation, Pepsico Foundation, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Fund, Qatar Foundation International, Qatar Red Crescent Society, Qattan Foundation, Rand Corporation, Reach Out to Asia, Recipco Holdings, Religions for Peace, Right Start Foundation, Rollback Malaria Partnership, RS Foundation, Sabanci University, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Sani Konukoglu Foundation, Saturna Capital, Save the Children, Schwab Foundation for Social Enterprise, Sharjah Business Women Council, Sharjah Ladies Club, Silatech, Society of Majid Bin Abdulaziz, Somali American Chamber of Commerce, TESEV, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, US Department of State, United Arab Emirates Office of Coordination of Foreign Aid, UN Roll Back Malaria, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, Union of NGOs of the Islamic World, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Universal Education Foundation, Universitas Paramadina, UNRWA, USAID, Vehbi Koc Vakfi, Villa Foundation, VSO-UK, WillowTree, World Bank, World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Foundation