The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Abu Dhabi
More than 500 world leaders including heads of state, high-profile executives, investors, heads of sovereign wealth funds and philanthropists gathered in Abu Dhabi today (February 7) to open the inaugural Milken Institute Mena Summit.
Under the theme of “Strategic Investment for Sustainable Growth,” the two-day summit features sessions on healthcare, education, food security, technology, the arts, culture, women and capital market development.
“The enthusiastic response we have received to the inaugural Milken Institute Mena Summit makes a powerful statement about the unprecedented opportunities and future of this dynamic region,” said Michael Klowden, CEO of the Milken Institute.
“With thoughtful conversations that connect regional and global leaders addressing Mena’s most critical issues, we aim to surface breakthrough ideas and solutions to help navigate a world in transition.”
Through rigorous, data-driven research and networking platforms, the Milken Institute identifies opportunities for the deployment of public, private, and philanthropic capital to spur policy action and drive development.
“We have a broad base of supporters across Mena and will greatly benefit from their partnership in progressing the Institute’s mission: advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health, for all,” said Louise Tabbiner, Milken Institute senior advisor to the Mena Region.
The Milken Institute Mena Summit is underwritten by KBBO Group. Other sponsors include Barings, Careem, DW Partners, Fitch Ratings, Golden Tree Asset Management, Investcorp, Orchard Global Asset Management, and Standard Chartered.
The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health.