Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai, supported by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Est., the United Nations, the UAE Red Crescent Authority, International Humanitarian City, Dubai Cares and the Organisation of Islamic Conference.
INDEX will host the 13th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition – DIHAD – 2016. This unique event will take place from the 21 – 23 March 2016 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Message from the Director of DISAB

Innovation has, for a long time, primarily been considered as essential for the achievement of economic progress; it is only recently that innovation has also been given importance in the realm of those activities undertaken by the public sector. In the context of humanitarian aid and development, more specifically, innovation has now become a recognised “must”,  …read more>

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We should not lose sight that DIHAD
is more than just a “talk-shop” for global leaders. Uniquely, it facilitates learning through multiple opportunities for dialogue, training, networking, and hands-on displays of technologies and information.
DIHAD is a superb reminder of the remarkable efforts of the UAE to stay at the forefront of cutting-edge solutions to our most pressing challenges.

H.E. Mr. William Lacy Swing
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Mr. William Lacy Swing

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