Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross participating in DIHAD 2009

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"Bekele Geleta" the Secretary General of the world's largest humanitarian organisation the (IFRC), is participating at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition - DIHAD 2009, which is taking place in Dubai from the 7th - 9th of April 2009.

Mr. Geleta, who was a political prisoner, humanitarian, refugee and clerk, before becoming the Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC), will share his 20 years of experience in humanitarian work during DIHAD 2009 Conference which is held under the theme "Empowering Communities: From Disaster to Development, and he will discuss methods to overcome current humanitarian challenges at a time when Humanitarian solutions and initiatives are most needed.

The conference will be addressed by other prominent speakers of the humanitarian industry who will engage through their interactive sessions to bring forth relevant humanitarian issues. It will also host interactive pre-conference workshops.

DIHAD 2009 is the largest humanitarian event in the Middle East, attended by key decision makers, procurement and logistics officials from leading international, regional & local NGOs, UN Agencies, Governmental Departments and international associations.

More than three hundred companies representing governmental and non governmental organisations, charity organisations, healthcare sector, medical equipment suppliers and temporary hospitals, clothing & protection food manufacturers, emergency food pharmaceuticals and drugs sanitation, hygiene equipment providers, solar energy systems and products, temporary housing and shelter Security services, engineering & Environmental solutions, additional to traders, manufacturers, and distributors are participating in DIHAD 2009.

The 300 showcasing companies are from Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Slovenia, Sudan, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.

The event is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai, and organised by Index Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est. - member of INDEX Holding with the support of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Est., the official support of the United Nations, the UAE Red Crescent Society, and MBR.

The organisers announced Qatar Charity as the platinum Sponsor for the DIHAD 2009 which is held for the 6th consecutive year. Humanitarian City and World Wide Shelters are two of the major companies taking part in this event.

DIHAD 2009 consists of components which are part of an integrated concept that takes account of the latest trends and developments with the global assistance domain. It includes a high profile conference, an exhibition and interactive training sessions, which locates DIHAD way beyond any other traditional humanitarian exhibition.

Individuals interested knowing in the humanitarian industry, Individuals working in the humanitarian industry, Individuals researching and innovating for the humanitarian industry, and Academics can benefit a lot from this conference, and also can obtain the opportunity to meet specialists in the humanitarian field.

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Or call Index Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est.

Tel: 04 - 3624717
Fax: 04 -3624718