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The Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity has unveiled key partnerships with eight entities of the United Nations (UN) and Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), during a private event hosted by the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) at the Hannover Messe 2018 in Germany.

Human Appeal International in the Emirate of Ajman, in the presence of Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Board of Trustees, Member of Federal National Council has launched its Ramadan campaign under the name "Make Them Happy" in the month of giving, as part of its efforts to establish the concept of humanitarian action and to set the heritage of the UAE which is derived from religious legacies. In its mission to raise the target revenue of charity projects to 57.5 million dirhams with a growth of 23% over the last year; out of which about 20 million dirhams have been distributed for Zakat, 5 million dirhams for orphans and families in need.  Various health, education and social development projects have received 25 million dirhams from the target revenue. In addition, 4 million dirhams were given for Fast Breaking (Iftar), 1 million for Eid Dressing, 2 million for Zakat Al Fitr and 500 thousand dirhams for Food Donation.

This April, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) is walking towards making a difference to people in the UAE living with arthritis. Supported by Dubai Municipality, Abbvie, Pfizer, Novartis, Eli Lilly and Janssen, the arthritis awareness walkathon “Walk for Arthritis” is free to the public and will take place on Friday, 6th April 2018 from 7.30am at Dubai Creek Gate no 2, Umm Huriar. People are encouraged to attend and to learn factors associated with arthritis, and to walk on this journey to promoting a pain-free life. The 3.5km walkathon will feature interactive exercise sessions on pain management and movement making health a priority to people in 2018.

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) in partnership with Knowledge Group donated 25,000 notebooks to Emirates Red Crescent. The initiative was part of ADU’s Year of Zayed strategy that honors the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

A number of pioneering entrepreneurs and ground-breaking companies are set to take part in Endeavor’s 77th International Selection Panel (ISP) to gain a place in the global non-profit organization’s ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The three day event taking place from 20th – 22nd February, is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process that identifies those successful entrepreneurs with the most potential to scale.