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15 Mar 2019
TAKREEM Jury Board member HRH Princess Al-Bandari bint Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a pioneer of philanthropy and social work, and a frequent contributor to a number of charities and non-profit organizations has passed away today. A change-maker and a philanthropic leader, Bandari worked in the field of civil society, and social and economic development pioneering important issues such as building the civil society in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and providing equal economic opportunities for marginalized communities, for over twenty years. Under her leadership, King Khalid Foundation influenced policies related to poverty eradication, anti-domestic violence, and social protection as well as worked on the Vision2030 National Transformation Program initiative to establish the National Centre for Non-Profit Sector Development. Princess Bandari was also actively engaged in global policy and development discussions , she was a member of the 2019 Civil20 steering committee in Japan (part of the G20) and has represented and reported on behalf of Saudi Arabia at the 2018 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) High Level Political Forum as well as the 62nd Meeting of the Commission on Status of Woman at the United Nations. The entire TAKREEM Foundation family is morning her passing and present their most sincere condolences to the Saudi people for their loss. May she rest in peace.