Remembering His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

It is with deep­est sym­pa­thy that Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing mourns the loss of His High­ness Sheikh Ham­dan Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Min­is­ter of Finance and Indus­try of the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates, who sad­ly passed away at age 75 on 24 March 2021. His High­ness was known for his inter­est in human­i­tar­i­an work, his pas­sion for cul­ture, lit­er­a­ture, and sci­en­tif­ic devel­op­ment, and his sup­port of sus­tain­able human devel­op­ment based on dia­logue, tol­er­ance, and partnership.

He was rec­og­nized inter­na­tion­al­ly for his work by respect­ed insti­tu­tions, includ­ing the Roy­al Col­lege of Physi­cians and UNESCO. His High­ness also estab­lished sev­er­al out­stand­ing ini­tia­tives, such as the Sheikh Ham­dan Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum Award for Med­ical Sci­ences, the UNESCO-Ham­dan Prize for Teacher Devel­op­ment, and the Ham­dan Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum Foun­da­tion for Dis­tin­guished Aca­d­e­m­ic Per­for­mance, the lat­ter two of which are rec­og­nized by UNESCO.

His Highness’s remark­able, life­long con­tri­bu­tions to youth edu­ca­tion and tal­ent sup­port in the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates, the Arab World, and internationally—including his epony­mous UNESCO-rec­og­nized foun­da­tion behind Glob­al Tal­ent Mentoring—will be remem­bered with the lega­cy he leaves the world.

1 comment

  1. Gladys Ami Allotey

    Today’s unem­ploy­ment sit­u­a­tion is para­mount, and for His High­ness Sheikh Ham­dan Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum and part­ners to have such a remarkable
    lens on tal­ent men­tor­ing and devel­op­ment is
    a means of bridg­ing the gap between edu­ca­tion and indus­try world­wide for sus­tain­able development
    and inter­ven­tion. This move is a big dream. His High­ness have left a lega­cy for gen­er­a­tions and will be remem­bered forever.

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