Conference Guests

Hanaa S. Al-Hajery

Assistant undersecretary of social development in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Social Affairs

Sheikha Hessa bint Khalifah Al Thani

Envoy of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States

Mr. Khaled Al-Subaihi

Chairman of Humanitarian Excellence Association and head of Vol2Kw platform

Dr. Mehmet Ata Öztürk

General Director of Education, Research and Coordination at the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports

Dr. Haitham Abusaeed

Middle East Ambassador for the International Commission for Human Rights


Dr. Khalid Yousef Al-Shatti - Kuwait

How to promote university volunteering

- Founder and President of the Kuwait Humanitarian Documentation Centre (FANAR) on 30 November 2016 - Founder and Director General of Kuwait's Cessation of Humanitarian Action - Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fanar Magazine - Founder and President of The Fanar Al-Khair General Trading Company - Not-for-Profit - Founder and President ... See More of Fanar Al Khair Consulting Ph.D. in The History of Kuwaiti Volunteering Researcher and specialist in the field of philanthropy Scientific qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree - Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies - Kuwait University • Master of Islamic Law - University of Villagers, Kingdom of Morocco • Ph.D. in Volunteering in Islamic Law and its Impact on Community Development with The Experience of Kuwait - Villagers University, Kingdom of Morocco See Less

Nichole Cirillo - USA

International trends in volunteering and its improvement

Executive Director, International Association for Volunteer Effort – IAVE Nichole joined IAVE as Executive Director in October 2019. She has significant executive experience across environmental and social justice sectors and has led the engagement of a large network of global volunteers. Her roles have included Mission Director/Head of PR at ... See More Stonyfield Organics, International Director of Learning at Earthwatch, Senior Manager, Outreach and Mobilization at Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and Executive Director at Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Common. Nichole has extensive leadership, management, fundraising and communications experience, gained working with teams of staff and volunteers in different parts of the world. See Less

Dr. Aliar Hossain - UK

Proposals to activate creativity and innovation in volunteering work

Dr Aliar Hossain (PhD, MIBA, BSc, Dip SD, Cert LD, PTLLS, FHEA, MIC, MRBF) Programme Leader for BA (Bus. Enterprise Creation Management) & Academic Lead for Advanced Practice (MSc) (Module Leader for Business Clinic & Applied Management Work Investigation) Northumbria University London

Dr. Mahmoud Rawajba - UAE

Recent trends in the development of skillful, digital volunteering

Ph.D. in knowledge management Innovation & future foresight advisor for the G20 Global Summit 56000 key participants in setting innovation ISO Ranked among the world's 100 creative minds with Steve Jobs and Lee Kuan in A-Z Excellence Experience of 22 years in Dubai Government Consulting, Global training, in innovation and ... See More future foresight See Less

Prof. Odeh Al-Jayyousi - Jordan

Establishing laboratories to develop volunteering work and social innovation at the university

Prof. Odeh Al-Jayyousi is a global thinker, an educator, author and an international consultant in urban planning, energy policy, strategic planning, education policy, sustainability, and innovation. He is an expert in technological innovation, higher education, sustainable innovation, and open and user innovation. He has many international awards in social innovation ... See More and Excellence in CSR. He had PhD in Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago. Former vice president of Royal Scientific Society, Jordan. Former regional director for IUCN, West Asia Region See Less

Dr. Faleh Alrowaili - Bahrain

New visions of the future of volunteering

# PHD in business administration: crisis management. # An advisor at the Arabian volunteer’s union. # Head of judgment comity at HH Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa prize for the volunteers, and the medal of prince Mohammed bin Fahad international institution for the volunteer work. # Consultant in Violence ... See More Studies. # Developer and presenter in cooperation with Bahrain’s Radio. # An advisor at the European association for Islamic centers- Geneva. See Less

Dr. Evren Tok - QATAR

Modeling university volunteering to serve the sustainable development goals

Dr. M. Evren Tok is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the MA program in Islam and Global Affairs at the College of Islamic Studies and the Assistant Dean for Innovation and Community Development. He has extensive experience in building disruptive mechanisms in education and learning in post-graduate studies. He ... See More is the founder of the first maker space in Qatar Foundation, built around the concept of ‘Green Economies, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. Dr. Tok is also the Lead Project Investigator for a Qatar National Research Priorities Program on ‘Localizing Entrepreneurship Education in Qatar See Less

Besan AbdelQader - Jordan

Mechanisms of partnership with international organizations

Youth and Adolescent Development Specialist at the UNICEF Jordan Country Office. Holding 16 years of experience in the area of adolescents and youth development, engagement and empowerment both in UNICEF Jordan and in the Regional office for the Middle East and North Africa. Demonstrated history of working in youth development ... See More and engagement programmes, public policies; advocacy, and public-private partnerships. Started at grassroots as a volunteer in adolescents and youth programmes for two years and 15 years after became a specialist in the same programme. Gained a wide breadth of extensive experience in working at regional and national levels with UNICEF, civil society organizations, private sector, academia, youth-led organizations and media addressing the rights of adolescents and youth. Leading experience in adolescents and youth meaningful engagement and participation programming including skills development, volunteering, engagement, social innovation and entrepreneurship. See Less

Saad ZIAN - France

Mechanisms and areas for developing effective partnerships in volunteering

• Nonprofit expert – Executive coach - Nonprofit’s Leadership and Governance consultant and practitioner - Owner of Consulting and coaching company - Member of the International Society of Business Leaders - Former CEO of 2 national organizations - Former member of Board of directors and steering committees of French’s umbrella ... See More organizations • Volunteer management and adults’ training specialist - Former World Adults in Scouting Director of the WOSM - WOSM’s Consultant - National representative of ARTDO International • Certified Executive Coach (International Coaching Federation) • Master of Biology • Publications’: - Managing paid staff within WOSM - WOSM’s “Wood Badge” framework - Adults in Scouting - World Policy - Volunteers in Scouting Toolkit 2 • Contributor: - State of the world’s volunteerism report – 2011 UNV See Less

Dr. Rawaa El Ayoubi - Australia

Mechanisms for anticipating societal crises and how to create creative ideas to solve them according to the Design Thinking methodology

Dr Rawaa El Ayoubi is the Founder and catalyst behind the Aspire Leadership Network. A Muslim academic with 26 years experience in the fields of management and leadership, she lives by the principle that a strong foundation in leadership can function as a transferable set of tools that can be ... See More applied to every aspect of life. Her work primarily focuses on the synthesis between both Islamic and academic approaches to leadership and what makes a good leader. In this respect, her work is deeply inspired by her mentor Dr Tareq Al Suwaidan, the globally renowned writer, businessman and Islamic teacher, who has been extensively involved in a variety of leadership roles throughout his life and has himself made a crucial contribution to theories and practices on good leadership. With her two Masters in administration and Arts, a diploma in practice management, a PhD in philosophy, as well as an academic background in Islamic studies, Dr Rawaa has a rich academic background that complements her experience in practical leadership gained in the Muslim community and Not-for-profit sector. She has previously served on the boards of directors of renowned non-for-profit organisations. She writes frequently for al-Wasat Newspaper which is issued and published in Sydney and Melbourne. She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She was also appointed to Canterbury & Bankstown City Council’s Advisory Committees of Family and Children Reference Groups in Sydney. Highly active in the Australian Muslim community, Dr. Rawaa is a respected participant in the Sydney Muslim community, especially through her volunteering and charity work. See Less