Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation
Fri, 2021-Feb-12 00:06 UTC
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The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), formerly known as Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, was founded on May 19, 2007 when Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced his plans to give 10 billion USD to set up the foundation, an educational foundation in the Middle East. This was one of the largest charitable donations in history. Sheikh Mohammed stated that the money is meant to bridge the knowledge gap between the Arab region and the developed world, improving the standard of education and research in the region, developing leadership programs for youth, and stimulating job creation. The announcement was made at the 2007 World Economic Forum in Jordan. The foundation funds in three areas: Culture, Entrepreneurship and Employment; and Knowledge and Education. Rima Khalaf (Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, ESCWA and former Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning (1999–2000) served in 2008-9 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. As of 2012, the chairman of the foundation was His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Sheikh Mohammed's son) and the CEO was Sultan Ali Rashid Lootah. In 2013, His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb was appointed as Managing Director of MBRF, and in 2017 he was appointed as the CEO, under a decree by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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