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Episode 23 – Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah on Gaza’s Suffering

Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah is no stranger to conflict zones, having  spent decades volunteering for medical charities in Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. But the plastic and reconstructive surgeon says his latest experience in Gaza has no parallel. Overview The scale of the current suffering in Gaza, “the intensity, the ferocity, the viciousness, and the deliber[...]

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Philanthropy in Emerging Economies: A Call to invest in resilience

Maysa Jalbout and Katy Bullard have contributed to the "Reimagining Philanthropy in the Global South: From Analysis to Action in a Post-COVID World" book published by Cambridge University Press by co-writing the "Philanthropy in Emerging Economies: A Call to Invest in Resilience".INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic has sent deep shockwaves through our global and local economi[...]

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Episode 22 – Water Scarcity: Don’t Blame Climate Change

Danilo Turk, Mark Zeitoun, and Muna Dajani present a sobering analysis on the state of global water management and examine how this life-giving resource can be weaponised to do harm. Overview Water scarcity is a growing problem around the world, especially in the Middle East, but climate change is only half the story. In this episode of The Impact Room, we look at the soc[...]

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Episode 21 – Big Bets

The Rockefeller Foundation president, Dr Rajiv Shah, talks climate change, risk aversion, and solutions philanthropy. Overview The Rockefeller Foundation is one of the world’s oldest and largest philanthropies. It was launched in 1910 with funds from oil, but in 2020, unveiled a plan to divest its US$5 billion endowment from existing fossil fuel interests and refrain[...]

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Episode 16 – Who Cares?

In this episode of The Impact Room, Christopher and Regina take us back to the beginning of MOAS, what triggered them to take such bold action, and what they’ve learned along the way about the both the migrant crisis and the global humanitarian system.