|His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan delivers his |
opening speech at the UAE Conference on Saving Sight 2014
Sightsavers International is a group of organisations working with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people in those living in poverty, in some of the world's poorest countries.
His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, President of Sightsavers UAE and Patron of ‘The UAE Conference on Saving Sight 2014’ delivered his opening speech.
He paid tribute to Sightsavers International for helping cure millions of eye patients in the world, with the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra, President of Sightsavers and Sir John Major, former UK Prime Minister and Chairman of Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
HRH Princess Alexandra and Sir John Major also addressed the conference.
The organisers of the event led by Mr. Abdulla Al Nuaimi, Director General of Sightsavers Middle East provided exhibition stands for sponsors and supporters as part of the networking opportunity.
|HRH Princess Alexandra addresses the crowd at the|
UAE Conference on Saving Sight 2014
Dr. Ivo Kocur, an expert in the field of public eye health from World Health Organization, in addition to representatives of organisations and prominent guests also came to see The Kanoo Group stand for its company profile and for details about the philanthropic causes it supports.
With known matchless hospitality, HH Sheikh Nahyan invited all conference participants (more than 60 representatives) for a banquet meal personally hosted by His Highness after the networking event and opening ceremony.
Professor Bon Bundy from World Bank moderated the second part of the sessions with key speakers: Dr. Abdulredha Bahman (Kuwait Fund for Development) and Mr. Ibrahim Al Sugair (Saudi Fund for Development), “The role of international donors; achievements”.
|From The Kanoo Group (left to right): Michelle Laylo, Ali Islim, Sundar Liwang, Victor Maasilamani|
|HRH Princess Alexandra visits The Kanoo Group stand|
Dr. Harper delivered his closing remarks which concluded with a bright vision for Sightsavers and its sustained advocacy to support avoidable blindness programmes particularly those with trachoma, river blindness and cataract.
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Michelle Laylo Verzola
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