1. Official Opening of the 36th WGET Forum

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Presenter: His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai and Board Member, International Humanitarian City

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 09:00-09:10

01_Al Shaibani_screenshot2His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani officially opened the 36th WGET – ICT Humanitarian Innovation Forum and welcomed participants to Dubai.

Underscoring the commitment of the United Arab Emirates to humanitarian action, including through official development assistance and the work of the International Humanitarian City (IHC), H.E. Mr. Al Shaibani shared the UAE Vision 2021 and the National Innovation Strategy announced as part of the UAE 2015 “Year of Innovation”. As he acknowledged the key role that advances in information and communication technologies and innovation can play in overcoming humanitarian response challenges, he encouraged WGET participants to innovate for humanity and to work together to find sustainable solutions to help those affected by crises around the world.

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