The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) has taken the initiative to collaborate with the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the invention of the Global Platform for Food Innovation Hubs.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international non-governmental and lobbying organization based in Colony, canton of Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum fascinates the main political, business, cultural, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry plans.
According to a statement released by the UAE Government Media Office on Monday, the new platform will promote for sing and enhance the opportunities for innovation to improve food production mechanisms around the globe.
The agreement is for three-year cooperation and was signed by Saeed Al Eter, assistant secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and Sean De Cleene, member of the executive committee of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, in the presence of several officials from both sides.
This agreement confirms Dubai as the international headquarters for the annual meeting of the Food Innovation Hubs. It was signed on the sidelines of the WEF annual meeting 2022 at Davos.
It also specifies that MBRGI will also join the Supervisory Board of the Food Systems Initiative and the Steering Committee of WEF’s Food Innovation Hubs.
This initiative aims to strengthen joint international scientific and research cooperation in the field of food, exchange knowledge, experiences, and data to develop local food production systems and support national and global strategies to achieve and enhance food security. During this process, it will help to accomplish the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development goals, particularly the second goal of ending hunger.
His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Secretary-General of MBRGI, stressed that dealing with global food challenges requires innovative thinking and international innovation accelerators through which contemporary solutions can be developed. The agreement with Davos provides a global platform for collaboration with all stakeholders.
The global platform will also expand the scope of entrepreneurship that supports the goals of the Food Innovation Hubs, which will positively reflect on the provision of a food safety net in the communities it includes.