Dubai: The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD 2023) has concluded its 19th edition under the theme “Energy and Aid, Capitalising on Available Resources.”
More than 828 leading local and international humanitarian NGOs, charities, aid suppliers, and several others gathered at the Dubai World Trade Centre to discuss solutions for critical humanitarian issues.
DIHAD 2023 witnessed a record attendance that exceeded 12,000 visitors from over 110 countries and 50 speakers, including some of the world’s most elite humanitarian professionals, to discuss vital topics during six key sessions, in addition to 16 innovative workshops that provided training and examined many important views and solutions in the fields of energy and aid.
The sessions focused on harnessing resources to assist the growing number of people, the role of new technologies, the state of logistics and supply chains in the humanitarian context, and examining ways to develop innovative solutions to deliver food and medical assistance to those in need.
The event further witnessed DIHAD Glasshouse, which provides a workspace in a creative climate, adopts the empowerment of young talents in the humanitarian field, and works to strengthen healthcare, education, and vocational empowerment in developing countries.
The summit also featured an initiative that hosted several innovative workshops, where participants and exhibitors were able to present their campaigns as well as innovative technologies and practices in the field of humanitarian relief and aid.
DIHAD 2023 was organised by INDEX Conference and Exhibitions Org., a member of INDEX Holding, and supported by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the Dubai Future Council on Humanitarian Aid, the Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, the Emirates Red Crescent, the United Nations, and International Humanitarian City.
The 20th edition of the DIHAD Conference and Exhibition will be held on April 23–25, 2024.