IHC hosts 5th Annual Members Global Meeting

5 members awarded IHC Award for outstanding contribution to humanity

The International Humanitarian City in Dubai (IHC) hosted today its fifth Annual Members Global Meeting (MGM 2021). The IHC community consists of 87 members, including humanitarian agencies, UN and nonprofit organizations as well as commercial companies. The Annual Members Global Meeting is an opportunity to bring together the diverse humanitarian ecosystem to share knowledge and to work together in paving the way forward for the betterment of humanity.

This year’s event was a hybrid combination between online webinar with remote attendance and live attendance for a limited number of guests. A special presentation was given by the IHC CEO Giuseppe Saba on the “Year in Review and Some Lessons Learnt from COVID-19 Pandemic”. Two more panels were hosted one for the “Centre of Excellence for Health Logistics” with the participation of IHC, WHO and Help Logistics. And a roundtable on “Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance – DVLA” with the participation of IHC, Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai Ports and DP World.

Two special presentations were delivered for: The University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD) in cooperation with International Humanitarian City (IHC) announced an annual scholarship in the Master of International Relations (MIR). And an introductory session on the World Logistics Passport WLP.

Finally, at the end, the third edition of the IHC MGM Awards were held. Members participating in the awards were evaluated by a special committee and 2 finalists were chosen in each category. The finalists delivered presentations and the attendees got to vote remotely on the winners in each category.

This year’s winners are:

  1. Best Innovative Solution: Indus Hospital
  2. Best Awareness Campaign: Project Maji
  3. Best SDGs Focused Project or Initiative: Global Aid Hand
  4. Best COVID-19 Response: The Citizens Foundation
  5. Special award for “Strongest Force Combating COVID-19”: World Health Organization (WHO)