DIHADDubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition
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Three-day DIHAD conference also hosted special presentations on the importance of the women's role in decision making, and the roles and responsibilities of media.
His Excellency Al Mazroui also spoke at the opening ceremony, stating that "the United Arab Emirates has embraced DIHAD for its eighth year in a row, reflecting the human inheritance and civility of our heritage.
During DIHAD, Suqia communicated with stakeholders, companies, and the public sector to enhance the UAEs international position on humanitarian aid and initiatives, and to promote the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the 10th edition of DIHAD opens tomorrow and will run until 27 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
DIHAD aims to share knowledge through presentations, debates, and dialogue, showcasing new trends in operational support, supplying services, and encouraging networking among local, regional and global players.
Noor Awqaf, a Dubai-based joint venture between Noor Investment Group and the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) also launched a humanitarian project as part of the DIHAD.
Basha made the remarks on the sidelines of the DIHAD event, which was inaugurated yesterday by UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein, wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Food Force will be showcased at the Youth Forum of DIHAD through 10 April.
At DIHAD, Powell will unveil, at a press conference at 12:30 on 8 April, the world's first humanitarian video game in Arabic - an action-packed educational game about hunger and the importance of humanitarian aid work.
Also speaking at DIHAD, Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of International Cooperation and Development, said "it is critically important that we see women not just as recipients of assistance" but "as agents of change, as brokers of peace, and as deliverers of assistance.
DIHAD was opened in the presence of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, Wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai , UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of Dubai International Humanitarian City Board, and Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
DIHAD Conference and Exhibition has succeeded over the past 10 years in attracting the world's key humanitarian executives and leaders to Dubai to share their expertise, voice their thoughts and address financial, political, social and environmental humanitarian issues that face the world today.