Empowering the Community

The need to empower communities

In an era where conflict and violence prevail in the region, it is of vital importance to focus on strengthening the cohesion of communities, providing them with an innovation-friendly environment, and presenting media platforms that professionally broadcast the truth with transparency, thus helping to enlighten people and illuminate their views. It is also necessary to promote harmony, understanding and tolerance among cultures, religions and civilisations, and to emphasise the importance of embracing the principle of universal peace, in addition to providing the communities with platforms that sponsor innovative individuals and intellectuals. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives efforts in this field touched upon the lives of millions of people from more than 200 nationalities.

What we aim to achieve

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives holds conferences and grants awards to innovative individuals in the fields of media, art and sports. To date, half a million people have been touched through these initiatives, 67,000 of them media personnel who have contributed to opening new horizons for media in the region. The Foundation is further concerned with consolidating a cultural discourse characterised by tolerance through investing half a billion AED in cultural understanding initiatives, which have benefited more than 200 nationalities.

What we achieved so far


participants in awards and forums


media participants in the formation of new media reality

400 million

AED to create a culture of tolerance in societies

How we empower our community

Affiliated institutions working on community empowerment

Strategic Partners