Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

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HE Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid

Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid is the Director General of the Community Development Authority (CDA), Government of Dubai and a Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai. Prior to her current appointments, Her Excellency served as the Minister of Community Development for over five years (Oct 2017–Feb 2023), where she worked on improving and advancing the social development of all the members of the community: families, children, adolescents, youth, senior citizens, and people of determination. Her Excellency is a strong believer in the partnerships between the public sector, private sector, and social organizations to promote community development and sustain active engagement in communal work.