The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai. It is also supported by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, the United Nations, the UAE Red Crescent Authority, International Humanitarian City, Dubai Cares and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). DIHAD aims to share knowledge, showcase new developments and offer networking opportunities among local, regional and global thought-leaders within the Humanitarian Aid and Development sector.
DIHAD continues to build bridges between various entities and countries from around the globe engaged in addressing the needs of those affected by crisis, disaster or the adverse effects of under-development. They also strive to provide a platform where assistance providers can interface with relevant departments from the corporate and Governmental sectors with a view to creating meaningful synergies in support of those in need.
This event is the ideal space for people in the humanitarian sector to interact, foster partnerships, seek donors and learn about success stories from other humanitarian organisations. It also offers a unique platform to set up new supply channels within the industries of trading, exporting, manufacturing, emergency food, pharmaceuticals, housing and shelter, solar energy, transportation and education.
The main elements for the DIHAD 2017 event will be the conference, the exhibition and the interactive training sessions. These components are all part of an integrated concept that takes into account all of the latest trends and developments with the global assistance domain.