people to be treated and protected from blindness and eye diseases
households supported and enabled in 40 countries
children benefited from educational initiatives
books printed and distributed
investment to create integrated environment for creators & innovators
We do not want our youth only to dream about their future. We want to help them to live their dreams.
Those who turn their backs on the suffering of their fellow humans are unworthy of their own humanity.
We are a global humanitarian capital and a major relief aid hub. We never hesitate to extend a helping hand to those in need, wherever they may be.
The aid that we provide is directed purely by humanitarian values, and never bound by politics, geography, race or creed.
We were raised to love, to do good, and to help other people. It is our values that drive us to do good.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives is a foundation that was inaugurated on 4 October 2015. It embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to improve the Arab world through humanitarian, developmental and community work. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives comprises four sectors that are essential for improving human life: combating poverty and disease, spreading knowledge, empowering communities, and entrepreneurship and innovation for the future.
UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has dedicated his Accession Day January 4th to launching the UAE Food Bank, a non-profit charitable organization committed to distributing food to those in need while eliminating food waste. The UAE Food Bank will collaborate with local authorities as well as local and international charities to introduce a comprehensive ecosystem improving the efficiency of food storage, packaging and distribution. It will partner with food producers such as hotels, restaurants and supermarkets and farms to store and package excess fresh food effectively. It will then work with volunteers and partners to distribute the well-packaged food within and outside of the UAE. In addition to its philanthropic vision, the initiative also aim to position Dubai to be the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste.Read More
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a global thought leadership platform to help frame and stimulate regional and global debate on vital development issues shaping the Middle East.Read More
The Middle East has long been used to drinking water in plastic bottles, but it doesn't have to be that way. Reliable and safe water filtration technologies mean that the region ubiquitous plastic containers could become a thing of the past saving the environment the burden of millions of tonnes of plastic. Alicia Buller investigates.Read More