Under the esteemed patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), the inaugural Grace Preservation First Global Conference is poised to unfold in Abu Dhabi on September 20-21. The event will convene a distinguished array of experts in sustainability, agriculture, water, food security, and the environment.
Timed impeccably to coincide with the Year of Sustainability launched by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the conference is also aligning with the UAE’s preparations to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28).
Through this groundbreaking initiative, orchestrated by the ERC, the focus is on steering the trajectory of grace preservation towards a more sustainable path while fostering international cooperation. A primary goal is to prevent waste and conserve resources. Notably, the conference falls within the UAE’s larger vision of securing global recognition for an “International Day for the Preservation of Grace”.
In a press conference held at its Abu Dhabi headquarters, the ERC unveiled the details of the Grace Preservation First Global Conference. The event saw the presence of Hammoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, Acting Secretary-General of ERC, key ERC officials, as well as representatives from sponsors and strategic partners.
The Emirates News Agency (WAM) was officially declared as the strategic media partner for the conference, as solidified by a recent memorandum of understanding between WAM and ERC on the “Preservation of Grace” project.
Sultan Al Shehi, Manager of the Preservation of Grace project and Chairman of the Organising Committee, emphasized that the primary objective of the conference is to foster innovative solutions that fortify water resource and food security sectors. He underscored that the event is an opportunity to underscore the UAE’s profound legacy of sustainability, a legacy deeply rooted in the principles championed by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan.
Abdullah Abdulkareem, Acting Executive Director for the News Content Sector at WAM, noted that this global gathering mirrors the humanitarian and cultural mission of the UAE. He highlighted how such events are integral to the ERC’s ongoing humanitarian efforts and its strategic pursuit of sustainable food security objectives. The conference promises to unite experts, innovators, and decision-makers to shape a more sustainable and prosperous future.