Conference Sponsors

Knowledge Partners


Ismaili Centre Dubai

The Ismaili Centres are symbolic markers of the permanent presence and core values of Ismaili communities around the world. Through their design and function, the Ismaili Centres reflect a mood of humility, forward outlook, friendship and dialogue. They facilitate the promotion of cultural, educational and social programmes from the broadest, non-denominational perspectives within the ethical framework of Islam. A central purpose of the Ismaili Centres is to encourage mutual exchanges and understanding between diverse peoples, communities and faiths. The Centres are, therefore, not only places for spiritual search, but also spaces for broadening intellectual horizons and fostering an appreciation of pluralism. The Ismaili Centre, Dubai was opened in March 2008. The Centre is comparable in scope and architectural standing to its predecessors in London, Burnaby and Lisbon. Built on land donated by the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Ismaili Centre unites in its construction and décor the experiences and aesthetics of the past with the materials of the present, in order to meet the needs and objectives of the future.


Knowledge and Human Development Authority

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. The KHDA supports schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

KHDA's current priorities focus on increasing the number of expatriate and Emirati students attending high-quality schools, and to integrate wellbeing into the concepts and processes that define education in Dubai. It works with its local education community as well as international partners to promote positive education within all schools and universities in Dubai. KHDA believes the purpose of education is to prepare students for the tests of life, not just a life of tests. Positive education practices promote essential life skills and personal attributes alongside academic achievement. Qualities such as resilience, creativity, optimism, collaboration and empathy are recognized as essential for students to have in order to lead meaningful lives that will enable them to flourish.


Leadership partners


Harvard Club of the UAE

The Harvard Club of the UAE is a branch of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). The HAA maintains and enhances a highly engaged, vibrant community of alumni and friends worldwide. The purpose of the HAA as stated in its Constitution is to promote the welfare of Harvard University and to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Harvard University and its alumni. The HAA helps alumni connect with the University and with fellow graduates through a plethora of activities, continuing education programs, online services, and alumni events around the world. Harvard Club of UAE members also act as alumni interviewers for applicants from the UAE applying to Harvard College.

Hotel Partners

Rove Healthcare City

This year, we are pleased to assist with hotel reservations for delegates choosing to stay at the Rove Healthcare City, Dubai. The Rove Hotel will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and has a limited number of slots.

The Rove Healthcare City Hotel is the most convenient hotel for conference, as it is nearby to the state-of-the-art Ismaili Convention Centre. The hotel area is a short walk from the conference venue. Please email if you would like to book accommodation for the conference.

Room rates per night: Single Occupancy: AED 315 and Double Occupancy: AED 360
*Above costs include VAT and WiFi


Education Partners

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