“Today, humanitarian and developmental work has evolved; international institutions are required to contribute to enhancing the lives of people in their societies. In our region, institutions are required to be able to meet the magnitude of the challenges we are facing.” Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) annual report aims to highlight the achievements of the initiatives, programmes and projects that together came under the foundation’s umbrella in 2016. It monitors the impact of a large number of these initiatives, both regionally and globally, and defines MBRGI's mission to create hope and build a better world.
MBRGI includes 33 foundations and initiatives which, since their inception, have executed more than 1,400 development programmes that have helped support over 130 million people in 116 countries, in cooperation with more than 280 strategic partners, including government entities, private companies and regional and international organisations.
MBRGI was launched on 4 October 2015 to form an umbrella for all the humanitarian, charity and community foundations launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai, in the last 20 years. The foundation represents His Highness’ humanitarian vision to serve humanity in all fields.
MBRGI seeks to achieve integration and coordination among the various initiatives, projects and programmes within it, and to unite their goals in order to maximise their impact and role in the various fields affecting humanity.
The MBRGI annual report for 2016 is divided into five main pillars:
- Humanitarian Aid & Relief
- Healthcare & Disease Control
- Spreading Education & Knowledge
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Empowering Communities