IHC holds its annual global meeting

The organizations and companies based in the International Humanitarian City (IHC) came together yesterday for the IHC annual members’ global meeting. More than 100 members and guests attended the event.

IHC CEO, Giuseppe Saba, gave an overview of the achievements of 2018, including the launch and replicas of the Humanitarian Logistics Databank, and the development of the Flash Studio Project.

The day featured also HE/Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Managing Director of the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), as a keynote guest speaker on the concept of tolerance and the national program of the UAE.

Also among the speakers at the event was Mrs. Hind Alowais, Expo2020 Vice President for International Participants, who discussed the plans of Expo2020 and collaboration of IHC Community.

Workshops on Expo2020, the Flash Studio, and IHC logistics and services – with the support of Dubai Customs – were conducted in the afternoon sessions.

Recognition awards were also distributed to IHC members.

  • “The Most Remarkable Campaign” : NRS International for their #PeaceDoves Initiative
  • “The Most innovative projects for a humanitarian impact”
    1. Category Humanitarian Organisation:
      • Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for their Ebola Treatment Centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo
      • Food Banking Regional Network for their model and programs to secure food resources
    2. Category Commercial Company: SocioLadder for their platform “Missing Children”
  • “The Best Initiatives”
    1. Category Commercial Company: Alpinter Middle East for their stock of relief items and jerrycans production facility in the UAE
    2. Category Humanitarian Organisation:
      • Smile Train for their model of work and new speech app
      • Positive Planet for their initiative to empower youth
      • Operation Give & Grow (OGG) for their practical care to shelter children