Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives is a humanitarian umbrella foundation created with the express puprose of improving living condtions throughout the Arab communities. The Al Maktoum Global Initiative coordinates and provides direction to daughter organizations that support initiatives which seek to allivate poverty and illnesses, empower local communities and promote entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainable, long lasting development. 

The humanitarian aid and social development industry has undergone drastic changes in recent years. Global organisations such as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives have set clear guidelines in effort to homogenise activities with other strategic partners. Scalability and replication is paramount to achieving long-lasting impact in some of the world’s most urgent humanitarian and social challenges.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives foundation operates under a unique holistic approach that focuses on providing basic amenities for both individuals and communities. Simple but important needs such as water, food and medication provide every day support to vulnerable people while educational and cultural programs build strong relationships amongst communities. Furthermore activities that promote tolerance and community cohesion are highly sought after. Finally, significant support is given to young entrepreneurs and forward-thinking innovators; their ideas serve as a catalyst for future development and social growth.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives is passionate about discovering innovative ways to serve the global humanitarian effort.  To that end it has founded the International Humanitarian City; a hub where relief organisations can receive infrastructure, logistics and administrative support in order to achieve a rapid and effective response to disasters and emergencies.

The Al Maktoum Knowledge foundation is another initiate focused on establishing knowledge-based societies by funding research and development projects, as well as educational programs that promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dubai Cares is a global humanitarian organization established by the Al Maktoum foundation, in order to provide children in developing countries with high-quality primary education through designing and financing integrated, relevant, effective, sustainable and scalable educational programs.

An important component of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives’ mission is to promote harmony, understanding and tolerance among different cultures, and religions by creating media and cultural platforms that highlight community cohesion.  Initiatives that serve this goal include the Mohammed bin Rashid school for communication which educates young people to contribute to the positive development of local, regional and global media. The sheikh Mohammed centre for Cultural Understanding is a platform that seeks to remove the barriers among people of different nationalities and promote cross-cultural understanding through its “Open-Minds, Open Doors” theme.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives foundation is also interested in tackling challenges and roadblocks that constrict available resources for young entrepreneurs and innovators. The foundation focuses on developing communities through the education of leaders specialised in good governance, supporting the development of leadership among youth, and providing integrated incubators for entrepreneurs with ideas that have high community-value potential.

Organizations that follow this directive include the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for SMES Development, as well as the Arab Strategy Forum which discusses the political and economic landscape of the Arab regions and helps establish a development roadmap for sustainable investment.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives has established an extensive and world-wide network of strategic partnerships with global giants in the humanitarian aid and development field. Some of these partnerships include:

  1. UNICEF
  2. WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
  3. OECD
  4. PLAN
  5. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
  6. OXFAM Great Britain
  7. BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
“Today, humanitarian and development work is driven by huge global institutions. The challenges facing our region need to be addressed through institutions that can operate on a very large scale.”
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
“Through improving school infrastructure, safety of girls in schools, gender awareness, girls’ leadership abilities, and teachers’ skills in active learning methods, we hope to empower girls.”
Nada Al Hajjri
Country Programme Officer at Dubai Cares
If you would like to learn more about the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives foundation including its strategic partners and contact information please follow the link.

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By NO Comment 27th November 2018

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