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Photographer: Jennifer Fearnley for The Good Side

The Partners

Supported by Dubai Cares, Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), Dignified Storytelling seeks to foster a common understanding of how storytelling can and should instill and maintain the dignity of all persons, helping to create an environment of positivity that strengthens long-term relationships between the public and the development sector. 

Main Partners

Since its inception, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and young people in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. As a result, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching over 20 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.

"It is important for us as a global community to tackle irresponsible storytelling, a practice that has been left unaddressed for far too long, which I believe is rooted in the absence of widely available and comprehensive guidance on how to best tell stories that maintain the dignity of all persons."
H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg
Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Vice-Chairman of its Board of Directors

Expo 2020 Dubai will bring together millions of people and the greatest innovations from around the globe, helping to shape a better world. For six months, from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, the unparalleled event will extend a warm Emirati welcome to the world, presenting an endless journey of discovery. Visitors will have access to the latest innovations and breakthroughs, with participants – including more than 190 nations – coming together to highlight real-life solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

"Expo 2020 will be the ideal setting for strengthening Dignified Storytelling as we join our resources to reinforce the highest standards and increase the impact of those stories we choose to share with the world."
H.E. Reem Al Hashimy
Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) reflects the bright face and character of the UAE Society and serves as its window to the outer world, communicating the thoughts and vision of the UAE leadership, asserting the values of peaceful coexistence, and lending help and assistance for all those who might need it. The Ministry stresses the importance of attaining global peace and amicably resolving international disputes through dialogue and legal arbitrary.

"Dignified Storytelling reflects the UAE’s commitment to advancing responsible storytelling for the greater good of humankind, and its central role in international humanitarian and development efforts more widely."
H.E. Reem Al Hashimy
Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai