Al Maktoum Knowledge Award board meets to discuss award policies
The meeting was chaired by Jamal bin Huwaireb, managing director at MBRF, vice chairman of the board and secretary general of the award. In attendance were Nick Rawlins, professor of behavioral neuroscience at the University of Oxford; David Bennett, vice president for Global Corporate Partnerships at National Geographic; Dr. Ali Al Ghafli, vice dean for social sciences at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UAE University; Alexander Zehnder, visiting professor and member of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) board.
The award exists to galvanize a shift toward a knowledge economy in the Middle East and throughout the world. The goal is to create a culture based on knowledge and the dissemination of it by honoring intellectual and creative achievements.
“The Knowledge Award seeks to raise awareness about the importance of spreading knowledge as a means to achieve sustainable development by honoring the pioneers working to revolutionize the knowledge industry,” bin Huwaireb said.