MBRF and UNDP to discuss 3rd Arab Knowledge Report
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, MBRF, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, will hold a workshop at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris on 3rd June, as part of its preparations for this year’s Knowledge Conference. This will be the third in a series of five workshops being organised in key Arab and international cities to discuss the findings of the Third Arab Knowledge Report launched during the First Knowledge Conference in Dubai in December 2014.
Speakers at the workshop will include Jack Lang, former French Minister of Culture and Education, and current President of the Institut du Monde Arabe, IMA, Prof. Eric Fouache, Vice-Chancellor of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Dr. Badr Aldden Arodaky, former Deputy-Director of IMA and a prominent writer and literary expert, Inaam Kachachi, writer and journalist, and Mohamed Al Hosani, Senior Manager of Leadership and Empowerment at the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development.
The workshop will be addressed by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF, and Jacob Perez, Regional Director of UNDP. A presentation on the main findings of the Arab Knowledge Report will be made by Najoua Ghriss, one of the authors of the report. The workshop will also include a panel discussion participated in by Jack Lang, Prof. Eric Fouache, Dr. Badr Aldden Arodaky and Inaam Kachachi.