DUBAI, Some of the world’s top givers, along with leading humanitarian experts and professionals, are expected to meet in Dubai for this year’s edition of the International Humanitarian Summit (IHS), on 30th March, at Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020 Dubai.
The event is being held under the theme “Building a strong global humanitarian society for a better world”, and will be attended by the world’s top philanthropists who have already confirmed their presence. These include Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud, Secretary-General, Alwaleed Philanthropies; Zondwa Mandela, Chairman, Mandela Legacy Foundation, and Giuseppe Saba, Chief Executive Officer, International Humanitarian City (IHC), to name a few.
Shakira Akbar, IHS Director said, “Our goal for this year’s historic edition is to serve as a catalyst in the forging of global creation and unity while becoming a highly preferred venue to discuss timely humanitarian concerns and create solutions to help address them.”
The International Humanitarian Summit is being presented through the support of its founding partners, which include Al Waleed Philanthropies and the Mandela Legacy Foundation. Other partners for the event are the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (Strategic Partner), International Humanitarian City (Strategic Partner), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Supporting Partner), United Network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (Supporting Partner), Union of Arab Chambers (Supporting Partner), Fundacion Saldarriaga Concha (Supporting Partner), and the Humanitarian Library (Supporting Partner).
Key highlights of the event will include an art and photo gallery featuring the works of photojournalist Mohamed Amin and Project Fuel, which is on a mission to create the world’s first and largest database of life lessons – all coming from people of all walks of life openly sharing their emotions and experiences. Another feature of the event is the International Humanitarian Library, the only inter-agency, inter-sector, crowd-sourced and community-moderated platform in the humanitarian space.
Source: Emirates News Agency