PRIO Present at World Government Summit

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12 February 2018

PRIO Present at World Government Summit
PRIO Research Professor participating in a panel debate chaired by H.E. Reem bint Ebrahim al-Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates. Photo: ICRC GCC

​PRIO Research Professor Kristin Bergtora Sandvik was one of the main speakers on the inaugural day of the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai. 

​The session, which featured humanitarian experts and industry leaders, focused on the cyber dimensions of humanitarian actions in cities and was chaired by H.E. Reem bint Ebrahim al-Hashimy, the Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates. 

Other participants in the high-level planel included Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergence Relief Coordinator. 

The World Government Summit runs from February 11 to 13, and is under the patronage of H.H. Sheikj Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai. There are more than 4,000 participants. 

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