• Promoting dialogue with the Middle East, West Asia and North Africa

    Gingko’s mission is to further understand and create encounters to bridge the divide between West Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions and the West. We are a charitable foundation that informs and educates the public by working with scholars to increase understanding across the cultures, religions and languages in those regions. Gingko achieves these aims through its core activities: a burgeoning interfaith Fellowship, public events, lectures and programmes, publications, and academic collaborations. Through all its activities, Gingko seeks to encounter, engage and educate, fostering understanding through listening to voices from the MENA region.

    Who We Are
  • Academic Programmes

    In partnership with leading universities and cultural institutions, Gingko organises conferences and lectures that bring together scholars from around the world to engage and discuss topics concerning cooperation and exchange. Through these, we aim to generate wider interest in the MENA region as well as promote greater understanding of its culture, both in the West and in the region itself.

    Academic Programmes
  • Public Programmes

    Gingko holds regular public events and cultural programmes with the aim of educating and informing the interested public and bringing together audiences of diverse backgrounds and research interests to increase crucial understanding of the MENA region.

    Public Programmes
  • Fellowship

    The Gingko Fellowship Programme is a series of annual retreats that bring together students from Al-Azhar University in Cairo and their peers from Theology Departments in European universities. Funded and organised by Gingko, the Programme was first established to complement the existing Al-Azhar UK Scholarship Programme.

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  • Arab Spring: 10 Years On

    The programme consisted of a series of online workshops with participants aged between 20 and 40, from various sectors and from the MENA region, discussing how the Arab Spring and its aftermath have impacted their lives. The outcome of this project is a set of podcasts and a transnational support network.

    Listen to the podcasts