The event was organised under the patronage of Fathy Afana Corporation for Humanitarian Works.
Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Arab Women Campaign have worked together with the Arab States Broadcasting Union, and in collaboration with 14 representatives of various Arab countries to organise the “Humanitarian Initiatives Forum” on Saturday morning in The Meydan Hotel, Dubai.
Events of the organised forum started with a press conference, in the presence of social and political figures, and with the participation of 23 directors of humanitarian initiatives from 14 different Arab countries, along with the attendance of journalists and representatives of Emirati and Arab media organisations.
The unique event was organised under the patronage of Fathy Afana Corporation for Humanitarian Works, which is chaired by the Ambassador of the Arab Family Organization, Engineer Fathy Afana, and Watani Al Emarat Foundation that is represented by its Director General, Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi.
The ceremony began with the opening of the photos exhibition, followed by details of the press conference in which the Arab Women Campaign awarded Eng. Fathy Afana with the “Humanitarian Personality of the Year 2019” award. Additionally, Watani Al Emarat Foundation was also awarded with the “Community Works Award of 2019”.
The Arab Women Campaign also awarded directors of the 23 initiatives, who took part in the “Queen of Social Responsibility Programme”, which is held for the second time in a row. Besides that, media organisations were also honoured for their important role of serving humanitarian works through media.
Moreover, after the press conference ended, sessions of the forum began in which 20 different humanitarian initiatives were presented to the audience. The Queen of Social Responsibility was chosen from participants, and two runner-ups.
Initiatives were reviewed before the judges who included Dr Rehab Zein Eldin, the Arab Woman Ambassador, Eng. Jabr Afana, Ambassador of the Arab Family Foundation, Emirati artist Habib Ghuloom, and in the presence of an Evaluation Committee, chaired by Dr Jamal Al Bah, Chairman of the Arab Family Foundation.
With the end of the evaluation sessions and after announcing the final results, the judges and Management of the Arab Women Committee finally revealed their final choice of the winning initiatives and the social responsibility queen from participants.
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