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Dignified Storytelling Forum

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About the event

Storytellers, communication experts and advocates from the Development and Humanitarian sectors convened at the Dignified Storytelling Forum on Human Rights Day

Marking a key milestone in its journey to place human dignity at the heart of storytelling, Dignified Storytelling, an initiative by Dubai Cares, Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), hosted its flagship Dignified Storytelling Forum on the 10th of December, 2021 at Dubai Exhibition Center (Hall 1A) at Expo 2020 Dubai, under the theme: “A story can change the world.”









Audience profile

The Forum was well attended by relevant professionals working in areas of storytelling, social development issues, education and other sectors.

  • NGOs​
  • Media/marketing​
  • FMCG​
  • Education​
  • Freelancers​
  • Creative ​
  • Govt./Federal​
  • Technology ​


H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg​
H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg​CEO and Vice-Chairman, Dubai Cares​​
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Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares in 2009 and as a member of its Board of Directors
Rashid Al Falahi​
Rashid Al Falahi​Dignified Storyteller​
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Corporate & Crisis Communications Representative resolving and minimizing communication gaps across the UAE
Chief Moomen
Chief MoomenPoet, playwright and creative entrepreneur
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Ghanaian poet, playwright and creative entrepreneur best known for creating the Ghanaian historical epic - WogbeJeke
Michael Kass​
Michael Kass​Founder, Story & Spirit
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Founder of the Center for Story and Spirit, a Los Angeles based project that grew out of his passion for helping people
Maher Nasser​
Maher Nasser​Commissioner General of the United Nations to Expo 2020 Dubai
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Director of Outreach in the United Nations Department of Global Communications and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 in Dubai
Noella Musunka​
Noella Musunka​Founder & CEO of Malaika
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Congolese/Cypriot philanthropist, an international model, and Founder & CEO of Malaika