Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member, Minister of Tolerance,, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be presenting the 7th GCC Heritage and Oral History Conference.
This year’s conference will be held under the theme ‘Zayed and Tolerance: A Community’s Culture & Leadership Approach’, to mark 2019’s designation as the Year of Tolerance.
The event will see the participation of prominent figures, most notably HE Turki bin Abdullah Al Dakhil, Saudi Ambassador to the UAE; HE Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace; Reverend Bishoy Fakhri, Pastor of St Anthony Coptic Orthodox Cathedral Church in Abu Dhabi and a line-up of academics, researchers and experts from GCC-based universities, educational institutions and competent authorities.
Conference topics will feature the best way to promote and spread tolerance, the role of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as a cultural beacon, the UAE as a model of tolerance, tolerance in the philosophies and foreign policy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and many more.
Held annually, this event aims to create a common vision for GCC countries, shedding light on leadership roles in safeguarding heritage and developing identity.