The inaugural African Philanthropy Award was presented by the African Grantmakers Network to Marwa El Daly at a celebration in Johannesburg on October 30, 2012. Marway is founder and chairperson of Maadi Community Foundation in Egypt. The judges applauded her achievements in mobilizing communities and channeling traditional cultural practices of charity into participatory community development. The Maadi Community Foundation is the first of its kind in Egypt, and it is having a significant impact on philanthropic and development practice across the region. Marwa is a Synergos Arab World Social Innovator.
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