“DIHAD brings together leading humanitarian agencies and organizations to convene and exchange their experiences, to discuss key humanitarian issues, and to highlight the most important challenges facing crisis-stricken countries.”

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Bumelha
Cultural & Humanitarian Advisor of – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President- Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Est.
Chairman of the Higher Committee – DIHAD
Chairman of DISAB


“DIHAD has grown into an event of global importance, bringing together international organizations, governments, think tanks, universities and businesses working in the humanitarian and development field all over the world.”

H.E. Mr. António Guterres
United Nations Secretary General

H.E. Mourad Wahba

“DIHAD is an important opportunity for decision-makers from all branches of the international community, to come together and sharpen our agenda by bringing our humanitarian and development work in concert.”

H.E. Mr. Mourad Wahba

Assistant Administrator and Director
Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP

H.E Ursula Mueller

“DIHAD represents an excellent opportunity for partners to come together, identify innovative solutions and seize new opportunities so that we can better support crisis-affected communities around the world.”

H.E. Ms. Ursula Mueller

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, OCHA

“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.”

H.E. Ambassador William Lacy Swing
Director General International Organization for Migration

Mrs Yasmine Sherif

“DIHAD reminds all of us to constantly seek both humility and excellence in the way we serve people in emergencies and crises”

Mrs. Yasmine Sherif

Director of Education Cannot Wait – hosted by UNICEF

Mr Claus Sorensen

“At DIHAD , professionals of humanitarian aid and development benefit from the hospitality of the UAE and share their views and suggestions on how to save innocent lives and work more effectively to prevent further catastrophes”

Mr. Claus Sorensen

Senior Advisor to the Government of Denmark on Resilience, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (EPSC)

“It is a venue to meet with suppliers who have specialized products that is of interest to humanitarian operations.”

Ms. Christiane Blessing-Win
Senior Regional Supply Coordinator

“A lot of good customer meetings and getting an insight into the markets.”

Mr. Bart Van Ouytsel
EVP Business Development
W. Giertsen Energy Solutions AS

“DIHAD is an event that brings together many different countries, where we can meet common people and help them understand the region and engage with global organizations. DIHAD is strategically placed in Dubai where people from around the world with diverse cultures work together, making it the hub for active humanitarian activities.”

Mr. Sean Lawrie
Director The Start Network