DIFC joins Global fight against povertyPress Release 14 Dec 2005 01:18 pm
Dubai International Financial Centre, in line with its ongoing strategy towards corporate social responsibility, is a strategic partner to the ‘In Honor of Africa’ Benefit Dinner to be held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Friday the 16 th of December 2005, in association with TECOM Investments and Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group, ‘In Honor of Africa’ Benefit Dinner is being dedicated to global initiatives taken to fight the causes and effects of poverty. Special focus is on how businesses in the Arab world can respond and support this global fight against poverty.
Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, Director General of DIFC Authority, commented:
“The DIFC mission is to be a catalyst for regional economic growth, development and diversification. However, attaining our objective of being the international financial centre of the region will mean little if we do not have a discernible positive impact on the community, not just the financial or business audiences but more importantly amongst the public at large. Our participation in the benefit dinner is just a way of showing our solidarity with the less privileged. We aim to continue contributing to the society at every possible juncture.”
‘In Honor of Africa’ benefit dinner will witness eminent personalities from the world of entertainment and social work, coming together and addressing Dubai’s corporate community on how to participate in the global fight against an international social crisis – poverty. Sir Bob Geldof, Adel Imam, Sundeep Waslekar, Barbara Castek and Nelson Mandela, via video messaging, and international guests attending DIFF will be present for the occasion.
The evening will also witness an auction of a signed photograph of Nelson Mandela and Muhammed Ali and a selection of artwork from Patricia Millns and Emirati artist Dr Najat Makki. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.