GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Government Legal Humanity

 
  Share
• Dubai Cares announces its commitment to develop a global approach to support ECD in fragile contexts at the Concordia Strategic Dialogue Roundtable
• Dr. Al Gurg recognized as Change-maker at Save the Children's Centennial Gala
• Dubai Cares announces the “ECD Prize” for the MIT Solve ECD Challenge 
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 October 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has reiterated and strengthened its commitment towards Early Childhood Development (ECD) by announcing a new partnership with Save the Children in support of integrated ECD services in crisis and conflict settings, as well as participating at the MIT Solve ECD Challenge Finals 2019, on the side-lines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New-York City. 
 
Dubai Cares forges a new partnership with Save the Children in support of ECD in crisis and conflict settings
 
Dubai Cares announced an AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) commitment towards Early Childhood Development in conflict and crisis contexts at the Strategic Dialogue Roundtable hosted as part of the Concordia Annual Summit, the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum alongside the United Nations General Assembly, bringing together decision-makers and opinion-formers in the public, private and non-profit sectors, as well as the next generation of partnership-builders. 
 
Dr. Al Gurg attended this Summit along with Carolyn Miles, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children; Ben Davies, Executive Director of the Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region; Jacquelline Fuller from Google.org; Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development; Scott Jackson President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Impact; and Raj Kumar, founding President & Editor-in-Chief of Devex amongst others. 
 
Dubai Cares' new partnership with Save the Children aims to develop a global approach to operationalize the Nurturing Care Framework (NCF) by providing early stimulation and responsive care to the youngest children in crisis settings. Launched in 2018 by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other partners, the NCF seeks to provide a global, evidence-based roadmap for action, offering guidance on how to improve early childhood development through integrated policies and effective interventions. It also aims to inspire multiple sectors – including education, health, nutrition and child protection – to find new ways of addressing the needs of the youngest children. Finally, the Framework articulates the importance of responsive caregiving and early learning as integral components of good quality care for young children. 
 
Speaking about the successful Strategic Dialogue Roundtable, and sharing Dubai Cares' good practices globally, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, said: “Our participation in this strategic discussion reflects our steadfast commitment towards shaping the global education agenda, specifically in the ECD stage. We firmly believe that early childhood experiences lay the foundation for success in school and also have a profound impact on health, behaviour and ultimately, adult social relationships and earning power. Through this new partnership with Save the Children, Dubai Cares seeks to develop programmatic priorities and implementation approaches that contribute to young children's education and development in the most resource constrained settings where children are regularly affected by violence and conflict. Dubai Cares will continue to strive to realize child's rights as enshrined in international conventions and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, so all children have the right to learn, fully develop, be listened to and actively participate in decision-making relevant to their lives.”  
 
Al Gurg recognized at Save the Children's 2019 Centennial Gala
 
Al Gurg was also recognized as a “Change-maker” during Save the Children's celebration of its Centennial anniversary: “Changing the World for Children” held in Los Angeles, for his continued effort in shaping the future of philanthropy in the education sector and speaking up on behalf of the most vulnerable children and young people by providing quality education globally.  
 
The “Dubai Cares ECD Prize” for the MIT Solve ECD Challenge
 
Dubai Cares also celebrated and rewarded the spirit of innovation at the MIT Solve Challenge Finals 2019, on the side-lines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New-York City. During the event, Dr. Al Gurg served as one of the judges for the MIT Solve ECD Challenge whereby he participated in the selection of the 8 most innovative and inspiring solutions. The winners were awarded the Dubai Cares ECD Prize – an AED 918,375 (USD 250,000) funding that will help them further develop their individual solutions. Additionally, Dubai Cares will invest in capacity building of the 8 finalists, who will benefit from invaluable training provided by the Harvard Center on the Developing Child. 
 
Speaking from the MIT Solve Challenge Finals 2019 in New York City, Dr. Al Gurg said: “ it has been an honor to yet again be selected as a judge in this challenge, to review, discuss and debate dozens of innovative and inspiring solutions to the Early Childhood Development Challenge. Congratulations to the 8 solver winners who showcased innovative solutions to the most pressing issues related to ECD. Through MIT Solve, Dubai Cares is seeking to be a global supporter of innovation in order to find faster and better ways to connect caregivers, teachers and children living in low-resource environments with the best early childhood care and learning opportunities. Dubai Cares is committed to addressing the learning crisis by ensuring the youngest children are provided the care and stimulation they need to thrive, by ensuring access to quality ECD.” 
 
Inadequate early childhood development exacerbates inequality and denies children their ability to thrive. If every child in their earliest years receives the quality, affordable support and care to develop the learning and cognitive skills they need to reach their full potential, we can help level the playing field and set them—and our societies—up for a more equitable and prosperous future. It is estimated that 175 million children are not enrolled in pre-primary education. Dubai Cares is committed to ensuring access to quality ECD for underprivileged children in developing countries. By encouraging innovation, Dubai Cares hopes to find faster and better ways to connect all education stakeholders and improve learning opportunities for the youngest children.
 
Dubai Cares Participates in High-Level Meetings and Events
 
The Dubai Cares delegation also attended events and meetings which included the Generation Unlimited 3rd Board Meeting; Education Cannot Wait High-level Steering Group; Co-impact meeting in the presence of Bill Gates; CEO Roundtable hosted by the International Rescue Committee (IRC)/Business Refugee Action Network (BRAN); Joint Education Cannot Wait/Education Commission Event on Education Financing; the UNESCO high-level side event (Future of Education); The Luminous Fund's “Dynamic Philanthropy” discussion panel; and the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants meeting. During the 74th UN General Assembly week, Dr. Al Gurg was also announced as a member of the Advisory Commission of the UNESCO-led Futures of Education initiative.
 
 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6411 times
Posted on : Tuesday, October 8, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Land Department welcomes Saudi Minister of Housing
Next Story : Ministry of Economy launches ‘Business Map' at GITEX 2019
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Korea's Number One Beauty Brand Innisfree All Set to Celebrate the Grand Opening...
Sephora: Are You Ready to Join the #SephoraSquad?
Emirates Post Issues Set of Commemorative Stamps for the New Logo for People of ...
How to Beat Pigmentation with DERMAdoctor
Introducing Zeitun Premium Face Care Collection
Spoil her this Mother's Day with gifts from Marks & Spencer
Rate Hawk is Live with Global Innovations Flagship Product TassPro and Itinerary
Cerruti 1881 - Special Product Launch for Mother's Day
Enjoy a Selection of Anti-Aging Products from Beauty Solutions
Achieve Gorgeous and Radiant Skin in Only 90 Seconds
Laloge X Ivanka Trump
Swatch X 007 – Introducing the New James Bond Collection and Limited Special Edition
Ferragamo Sapphire Collection
Tag Heuer Opens Boutique at Mall of the Emirates
Dubai Chamber Honours Top-performing Trading Companies
HRH the Prince of Wales Officially Opens the National Automotive Innovation Centre
TBO Holidays Hotel XML API Integrated with TassPro and Itinerary HomePR & Events...
Get Great Hair Naturally With HASK's Latest Haircare Collections This Spring!
HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed Visits Dubai Sports Council
Marks & Spencer Unveils its All New Menswear
Mall of Oman Onboards a Host of Global Lifestyle, Fashion, and F&B Brands Ahead ...
Etihad Airways to Operate Special Flights From Al Ain to Jeddah During Ramadan
Visit of Punjab Minister at Al Maya Stand @ Gulfood 2020
Statement Stilettoes from Steve Madden
GEMS Global Innovation Showcase 2020 Sees 1,500 Student Innovators and Entrepren...
Dubai Cares Donates 2,000 Books to Wanna Read? Initiative to Instill the Habit o...
Stars Join OMEGA at the Olympia Bob Run in St. Moritz
This Unbeatable Bundle Offer makes it the Best Time to Buy the King of 5G Smartp...
Al Wahda Mall Announces UAE Pro League Mobile Roadshow Activations
Bottled Water Industry Leaders Come Together to Form Gulf Bottled Water Associat...
Chronoswiss Sirius Chronograph Moon Phase
Airlines and Posts Cooperate Globally for a Sustainable and Reliable Cross-borde...
Corum AC-One 38 Automatic
Join the Dots With Max Mara
Move Up in Life With Snowhite's Latest Fashion Destination in Abu Dhabi
Upfield Unveils New Plant-Based Products and Spreads Awareness of Nutritional Be...
Ericsson Received Awards at the Stc Partner Day for Saudization and Internationa...
Range Rover Evoque: Europe's Favourite Compact SUV
Registration is Now Open for Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally in Malawi
UAE Team Emirates' Stars Surprise Abu Dhabi School Children Ahead of UAE Tour
Step Up Your Fashion Game with the Sleek HONOR MagicWatch 2
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Celebrates 60 Years of Nation Building by Renewing Its ...
Pioneered by an Emirati, UAE Brand, Dubai Energy Drink, Participates in Gulfood 2020
Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) Partnered with Global Innovations
HostMilano Brings the Global HO.RE.CA to Dubai
The Kiss of True love
Bosch Celebrates the Opening of It's Largest Flagship Store in the Middle East
Forrey & Galland Launches a New Concept in Saudi Arabia
Karl Lagerfeld Spring 2020 Women's Collection
UAE Food & Beverage (F&B) Sector Faces Increased Competition, Operators Looking ...