Enhancing positive dialogue, developing media discourse and instilling hope
Empowering communities, promoting positive dialogue, developing media discourse and instilling hope in the region are major pillars of MBRGI. Total expenditure on these initiatives, training programmes, forums and awards amounted to AED 79 million.
In line with these values, MBRGI launched the National Tolerance Programme, which is aligned with the UAE’s keenness to consolidate the values of tolerance, multiculturalism and acceptance, and reject discrimination, hatred and intolerance. MBRGI seeks to reach out across the Arab world and beyond to spread this peaceful message, and encourage dialogue instead of conflict. A raft of initiatives come under MBRGI's umbrella with a view to building more cohesive societies, nurturing a transparent and ethical media and enlightening the world with understanding of heritage and culture as a way of teaching tolerance and appreciating differences. So far, MBRGI's efforts have promoted dialogue through conferences and summits and rewarded innovative individuals with awards and grants to pursue their efforts further, and reach greater horizons.
MBRGI also plays an active role in community empowerment by investing in people and developing leadership cadres with the skills, expertise and qualities to lead their communities toward development and excellence.