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UN-powered panel on education to headline ABLF Talks at Expo 2020 Dubai

20 Nov 2021

With tolerance and inclusivity being the key themes of the Expo 2020 Dubai in the month of November, the ABLF Talks will add to the narratives, hosting industry stalwarts and humanitarians in powerful conversations at the second edition of the Hybrid Conclaves that will be held on November 22 at the Expo 2020 Dubai, as part of the 15th edition of the ABLF Series.

Following on from the success of the first conclave held in October, the focus of the ABLF Talks in November will be on enhancing inclusivity in education and society through the effective use of technology.

The ABLF, as always, is held under the presence and patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, UAE and in association with UAE Ministry of Economy and Dubai Cares, the world’s largest NGO for Education for marginalised children.

The highlight of the event will be a keynote address by Sheikh Nahayan, to spotlight the expo’s role in catalysing multiculturalism and the need to further advocate interconnectedness on the global stage.

Adding the humanitarian touch to the conversations, there will be a special UN-powered panel featuring experts Dr Tariq al Gurg, CEO and vice chairman, Dubai Cares, Dr Dena Assaf, UN resident coordinator and deputy commissioner general of the UN at the Expo 2020 Dubai and Majid al Usaimi, Unicef national ambassador and president, Asian Paralympic Committee to call attention to the role of technology in building online learning ecosystems conducive to fostering inclusivity and diversity.

The monthly leadership series is supported by a prestigious line-up of industry heavy weights including the India-based Aditya Birla Group, a US$45bn conglomerate, Zand, the first digital bank in the world to provide retail and corporate banking, UAE’s DP World and Etisalat, the world’s fastest mobile network in the world.

The event will be streamed virtually to an audience of 30,000 through the ABLF City, the cutting-edge virtual platform, while the in-person sessions will have a well curated audience comprising top industry leaders from the GCC and beyond.

The ABLF is brought to you by a line-up of partners, CNBC Arabia (Broadcast Partner) and Hindustan Times, Khaleej Times, Arab News, Muscat Daily, Al Bayan (Media Partners), Unicef and FICCI (Strategic Partners).

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