Dubai: The eighth edition of the “Designs of Hope” charity exhibition will be held by the Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative from 5th to 7th April 2023, at the Dubai Ladies Club (DLC). The program will be held under the patronage of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and wife of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court.
The entire exhibition’s revenues will go to Dubai Cares, a program of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), to assist initiatives aimed at incorporating climate change issues into the curriculum and the educational system.
The Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative intends to support Dubai Cares in its efforts to incorporate climate change issues into educational curricula in order to accomplish a global educational reform that would benefit all of humanity.
In keeping with Emirati values, which emphasise the importance of humanitarian work, Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed emphasised that the Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative, which was established in July 2013, strives to improve humanitarian operations locally and regionally.
“Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative’s projects are in line with the values and principles instilled by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was known for his humanitarian and aid efforts to people across the world regardless of gender, religion, or race,” Sheikha Manal remarked.
As the exclusive Education Partner for COP28, Dubai Cares will be convening a climate-focused second edition of its flagship RewirEd Summit at the conference to position education at the forefront of the global climate agenda, as per the statement.
In order to raise awareness of the negative consequences that climate change might have on both developed and developing countries, Dubai Cares is emphasising the necessity of incorporating climate change knowledge into the educational system. These detrimental effects include an increase in starvation, a rapid rise in temperatures, fires, rising sea levels, flooding, the melting of polar ice, catastrophic storms, a decline in biodiversity, as well as other health repercussions, particularly on children and women.
The earnings from the sale of the eighth edition of “Designs of Hope” will be used to fund efforts to integrate climate change issues into the curriculum, which will help the world achieve its sustainable development goals for gender equality, health, and education.