International Humanitarian Summit holds strategic alliance with International Humanitarian City in Dubai

International Humanitarian Summit holds strategic alliance with International Humanitarian City in Dubai

International Humanitarian Summit holds strategic alliance with International Humanitarian City in Dubai

DUBAI, 25th February, 2022 – The International Humanitarian City (IHC) has forged strategic cooperation with the team behind the International Humanitarian Summit (IHS), an independent forum committed to improving the world to promote dialogues for regional and global humanitarian development.

Guiseppe Saba, CEO of the IHC and Dawood Al Shezawi, President of Strategic Exhibition and Conference and Head of Organising Committee of the IHS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising their partnership ahead of the summit on 30th March, 2022, in Dubai.

Under the terms of the MoU, both parties will utilise established structures and critical resources to foster an exchange of creative ideas and ensure effective policies during the summit for the advancement of global humanitarian actions.

Furthermore, the two sides agreed to mobilise and influence diverse stakeholders worldwide to contribute to and participate in implementing the IHS programmes.

Guiseppe Saba, CEO of IHC, said, “As a free zone authority mandated by the Dubai Government to facilitate the work of registered aid organisations, the IHC encourages all initiatives to enhance the existing humanitarian systems.

Continuous improvement is necessary to address global emergencies and crises effectively and efficiently, thus saving more lives.

The IHS is a strategic platform designed to promote multi-stakeholder dialogues needed to achieve enhanced international humanitarian protocols.

Shakira Akbar, IHS Director said, “The upcoming summit will provide international humanitarian organisations with a platform to come together and tackle current and emerging concerns and opportunities in their work.

This is important in light of a myriad of serious challenges that have emerged due to the pandemic.

The global health crisis has further widened inequality worldwide and led to several issues with great impact on the lives of many, especially the most vulnerable members of our society.

Against this backdrop, we need to step up our efforts to bring assistance to and empower individuals, families, and communities in need whilst breaking down barriers and removing obstacles.

IHS will bring under one roof government and private institutions, international organisations, and humanitarian, charitable, and academic institutions, to name a few, to promote and support humanitarian development.

The international platform, which advocates for neutrality, impartiality, independence, and other humanitarian values, will shed light on persisting global issues such as the pandemic, racism, gender inequality, poverty, persecution, and hunger.

It targets to engage many parties in acting, portraying, and highlighting how important humanity is.

During the summit, Saba will speak on “The International Humanitarian City, Sharing our Dubai Model from the Largest Humanitarian Hub in the World”.

IHC will also run an exhibition stand during the gathering to connect and discuss its mandate with the visitors and highlight the UAE’s ongoing humanitarian efforts.