Partners Overview

The Arab Science and Technology Foundation:

ASTF is an independent, non-for profit non-governmental organization (NGO), which works regionally and Internationally to encourage investment in Science and Technology.

ASTF’s directors and advisory board are composed of an elite cluster of renowned Arab scientists who have outstanding scientific achievements known at the national and international levels. 

The Arab Foundation now seeks to set up branches for the foundation in other Arab and International capitals where there are scientific centers and organizations willing to participate with Astf in its activities. 


The Islamic Development Bank:

The Islamic Development Bank is an international financial institution established in pursuance of the Declaration of Intent issued by the Conference of Finance Ministers of Muslim Countries held in Jeddah in Dhul Q'adah 1393H, corresponding to December 1973. The Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Governors took place in Rajab 1395H, corresponding to July 1975, and the Bank was formally opened on 15 Shawwal 1395H corresponding to 20 October 1975.

The purpose of the Bank is to foster the economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah i.e., Islamic Law.


The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID):

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. It does this by providing financing to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade. OFID’s work is people-centered, focusing on projects that meet basic needs - such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education – with the aim of encouraging self-reliance and inspiring hope for the future.