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Global Volunteering Leadership Summit begins in Abu Dhabi

Volunteer leaders, national volunteering organisations from 50 countries attending event



Organised by the Emirates Foundation, in association with the International Association for Volunteer Effort, the summit is a global gathering in Abu Dhabi of volunteer leaders and national volunteering leadership organisations.
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Abu Dhabi: The Global Volunteering Leadership Summit has begun in Abu Dhabi, under the theme ‘The Role of Volunteering Leadership: Responding to COVID-19 and Building a Sustainable Recovery’.

Organised by the Emirates Foundation, in association with the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), the summit is a global gathering of volunteer leaders and national volunteering leadership organisations from 50 countries, who will discuss the future of volunteering, including a focus on their leadership role.

The summit features a range of international guest speakers who will be sharing their insights on various topics, including ‘Disruptive Innovation: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic’; ‘Creating an enabling environment for volunteering’; ‘Volunteering and COVID-19: Lessons for disaster preparedness’ and much more, including panels, discussions and breakout sessions.

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The Global Volunteering Leadership Summit will be a precursor to the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference, the largest global gathering of volunteer experts and practitioners, which will be hosted in Abu Dhabi towards the end of 2022.