United Arab Emirates

The UAE became the first Arab country to participate in the project. The exhibition took place in December 2023 in the Green Zone of COP28.

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NO POVERTY

Goal 1


Mrs. Shaikha Thani Al Marar

25 years of humanitarian expertise, from founding the Volunteer Department to directing Strategic Planning and Humanitarian Diplomacy. Recognized with honors, including the 2005 Professional Women Award, she actively combats poverty through initiatives like the White Hands Initiative, empowering families and fostering education.

2

ZERO HUNGER

Goal 2


H.E. Khuloud Hasan Al Nuwais

She is a visionary business woman leading the Ne’ma Initiative, addressing SDG 12.3 by targeting a 50% reduction in food loss and waste by 2030, impacting SDG 2 - No hunger. Recognized among the UAE's top 20 influential women, she fosters partnerships for financial sustainability and mentors female leaders.

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GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Goal 3


H.E. Dr. Farida Al Hosani

Dr. Farida strategically leads global infectious disease prevention. As a key spokesperson during COVID-19, she provided vital public health updates, shaping the UAE's pandemic response. Her enduring contributions span health programs, regulations, and education, leaving a lasting impact on community well-being.

4

QUALITY EDUCATION

Goal 4


Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan

She actively promotes quality education, reading, and social awareness. Through initiatives like the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Center and the Future Generations Library, she emphasizes intellectual development for children, fostering critical thinking and knowledge in the educational system.

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GENDER EQUALITY

Goal 5


H.E. Mona Ghanem Al Marri

Champions SDG 5 - Gender Equality. Acknowledged as a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, she spearheads legal reforms, international partnerships, and gender integration, propelling the UAE to the 11th global rank. Her media leadership positions further advance women's inclusion and empowerment.

6

CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Goal 6


Dr. Maryam R. Al Shehhi

A leading figure in environmental research, with a Ph.D. from Masdar Institute and a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT, has pioneered projects, including an AI laboratory for environmental monitoring. Focusing on water quality, her work benefits local and environmental agencies, contributing significantly to sustainability and technological advancement in the UAE.

7

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Goal 7


Eng. Tayba Al Hashemi

With 20+ years in the industry, Eng. Tayba Al Hashemi chairs ADIPEC, driving cross-industry collaboration at the world's largest energy conference since 2021. Leading ADNOC Offshore, she spearheads a $3.8 billion electrification project, a regional first, aiming to slash carbon footprint by 50% by 2030, showcasing unwavering commitment to a sustainable energy transition.

8

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Goal 8


H.E. Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi

A trailblazing Emirati minister, she led key economic portfolios and enhanced international cooperation. As Zayed University's President, she prioritized educational excellence. Recognized on Forbes' Most Powerful Women List (2017), she has showcased her commitment to fostering economic empowerment and driving development.

9

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Goal 9


Eng. Ghalya Al Mannaee

With 13+ years in digital innovations and women empowerment, she has earned international recognition, notably contributing to the UAE's acclaim by the International Telecommunication Union. As Director of Digital Centre of Excellence at Maqta Gateway, Ghalya leads trade digitalization innovations, overseeing a team of 300 experts.

10

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Goal 10


H.E. Mariam Al Hammadi

Since 2012, she's spearheaded impactful initiatives, supporting vulnerable communities worldwide. Under her guidance, the Foundation has impacted over 4 million people in 25 countries, emphasizing long-term improvements and championing social justice. Mariam's commitment extends to empowering women and fostering economic and social engagement.

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SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Goal 11


H.E. Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi

With her leadership roles in managing Expo 2020 Dubai and chairing the National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, she drives initiatives aligning with UAE's urban development priorities. As CEO of Expo City Dubai Authority, she continues to contribute significantly to the development of sustainable urban spacesю

12

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Goal 12


H.E. Engineer Aziba Saeed Al-Qaidi

Boasts 19 years of experience in environmental sustainability. From industrial engineering to pivotal roles in national projects, legislation, and international representation, she has significantly contributed to the UAE's environmental strategy.

13

CLIMATE ACTION

Goal 13


H.H. Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

A distinguished entrepreneur and sustainability expert. Recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, she leads impactful initiatives, including UICCA, which advances green financing and climate technology solutions. Additionally, she founded Reset MENA and chairs Alliances for Global Sustainability.

14

LIFE BELOW WATER

Goal 14


Maitha Mohamed Bughanoum Al Hameli

Leading marine conservation projects, she focuses on critical ecosystems, employing innovative approaches like drone seeding for mangrove restoration. Managing initiatives for habitat restoration, coral nurseries, and wildlife rescue, she has played a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi's environmental sustainability and biodiversity preservation.

15

LIFE ON LAND

Goal 15


H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak

With over 20 years dedicated to sustainability, she's the second female president of IUCN, leading global nature conservation efforts. As the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi's former manager, she shapes environmental policies, spearheading climate action nationally and globally.

16

PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Goal 16


Brigadier General Afraa Saeed Al Falasi

A trailblazer in the UAE Armed Forces, she shattered barriers as the first enlisted female with a lieutenant rank. Achieving numerous firsts, she became the first female staff officer and commander of a female military school. Her contributions extend globally, facilitating training courses for women's empowerment in peace and security across 15 countries.

17

PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

Goal 17


H.E. Al-Reem Al Falasi

A champion for maternal and child welfare in the UAE, she leads collaborative efforts, implementing the National Strategy for Motherhood and Childhood. Her dedication to international cooperation is evident in shaping child protection systems in the GCC.

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