Knowledge Hub Day 1

9 OCTOBER 2023

Inclusion is a universal human right that embraces all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other needs, and it provides equal access without barriers to everyone. The business case for inclusion is stronger than ever before in the highly globalized economy and the world that is increasingly becoming borderless. It is essential to get the best out of any society.

Ensuring inclusive opportunities for People with Disabilities not only helps get rid of discrimination in society but is vital to crossing obstacles in the long and complex journey to provide an ideal living environment for everyone in the community, including in the workplace, education, health facilities,transportation services, sports, commercial establishments, and tourist attractions.

Key topics by speakers to be addressed will include:

  • Are organisations rightfully recognizing and focusing on the Inclusion of People with Disabilities to enhance their services to the whole community?
  • How does Inclusion affect an organisation’s long-term performance?
  • How does an Inclusive society help transform the quality of life for People with Disabilities?
  • How does a more Inclusive society enhance the lives of every person living in that society?
  • How does Inclusion impact the wider economy of a city or country?
  • How are Inclusive organizations cultivating cultures that produce higher productivity, retention, engagement, morale, and innovation?
  • How can the Education sector be made more Inclusive to build the foundation of an Inclusive
  • What are the key steps toward making workplaces more Inclusive?
  • How can the urban environment be enhanced to support wider Inclusion in Education and Industry?
  • What role can the Government play in ensuring a more inclusive workplace environment?


11:30-11:45 | Opening Remarks/Keynote

Representative from the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA)

11:45- 12:00

Representative from Ministry of Community
Development (MOCD)

To be confirmed (invited)

12:00 – 12:15 | Presentation

Representative from Dubai Electricity and Water
Authority (DEWA)

To be confirmed (invited)

12:15 – 12:30 | Presentation

Representative from Dubai Municipality

To be confirmed (invited)

12:30 – 12:45 | Presentation

Representative from Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)

To be confirmed (invited)

12:45 – 13:00 | Presentation

Representative from du

To be confirmed (invited)

13:00 – 13:15

Representative from Nakheel

To be confirmed (invited)

13:15 – 13:30

Representative from Emirates Autism Society

To be confirmed (invited)

13:30 – 14:15 | SESSION BREAK

14:15 – 14:25

Dr. Ali Alamri
Nourah health program Director
Princess Nourah University, Saudi Arabia

Community support and empowerment strategies for people with disabilities
Community Mobilization (CM) is defined as a process of building the capacity of communities to plan,
carry out, and evaluate activities in a participatory and sustained way in order to improve their health.

14:25 – 14:35

Telehealth and a Model of Exercise and sports service delivery system for People with Disabilities
The development of a model of rehabilitation exercise and sports service delivery system for the health
promotion of people with disabilities is a significant step towards fostering inclusive and equitable
healthcare opportunities.

Dr. Monira Aldhahi
Consultant Physical Therapy at KAAH,
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences,
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia

14:35 – 14:50

Dr. Laila Hareb Almheiri
Alive Group, UAE

Holistic approach in managing sleep for sensory-challenged children
The holistic approach to managing sleep for sensory-challenged children encompasses various aspects
of their physical, emotional, and sensory well-being to effectively address sleep issues. The main goal is
to develop an individualized plan that enhances the child’s sleep quality and overall health.

14:50 – 15:05

Mr. Elie Ghoussoub, Director
Accessibility, Safety & Inclusion Consultancy
DASS Solutions, UAE

15:05 – 15:20

Ms. Pretty Kumar
Deque Software, India

Foster a Culture of Inclusion with Ethical, AI-powered Accessibility Testing Tools
Testing for digital accessibility can be a complex, nuanced process that requires experience with assistive
technologies. Depending on the goals of your organization and who you serve, you might also face a
number of changing compliance or legal guidelines and tight deadlines to achieve them.

15:20 – 15:35

Ms. Wemmy de Makker
Mawaheb, UAE

Topic: Inclusion, Art Therapy & Mawaheb

15:35 – 15:50


15:50 – 16:10


16:30 | END OF DAY 1

For inquiries, please contact:
Ditas Pascual
General Coordinator
Mobile: +971 56 507-5187