Dubai Ruler issues law on Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation

DUBAI, — Vice President and Prime Minster and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. (2) on the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation and Law No. (1) appointing H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Chairman of the Foundation.

The provisions of the new law will be attached to Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, established under Law No. (33) of 2015.

Pursuant to the new law, the name Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation will replace the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation as the official name of the organisation, wherever it appears in any applicable legislation in the Emirate of Dubai.

Meanwhile, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, issued Executive Resolution No. (11) of 2017, appointing Jamal bin Huwaireb as the Managing Director of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation.

The new law facilitates the organisation’s aim to improve scientific research and provide a strong impetus for writing, publishing and translation, in addition to encouraging Arab and Islamic intellectual endeavours.

The new law outlines the functions and powers of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, which include designing, managing, building and maintaining a high-quality knowledge base; providing scholarships and human development programmes; developing skills of future leaders; launching specialised programmes and providing funds for them.

The foundation will be tasked with supporting public policies, scientific research and specialised reports; establishing companies, institutions and foundations whose work is related to the foundation’s work; sponsoring local and international awards in literature and science; organising or participating in exhibitions, conferences, symposiums and workshops in this regard; publishing periodicals related to the work of the Foundation as well as supporting writings, publications and translations and promoting a culture of reading.

The new law outlines the organisational structure of the foundation and also appoints its consultative council members.

Law No. (2) of 2017 will replace Law No. (5) of 2008 pertaining to the establishment of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. The new law annuls any other legislation that challenges or contradicts its provisions. It is effective from the date of its issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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