Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, the Foundation announced the organization of the “Literacy Challenge Forum” in its first session, on 8 January 2020, in conjunction with the “Arab Literacy Day”. Through organizing the forum, the Foundation aims to provide a comprehensive platform that brings together experts and experts in the field of literacy from all countries of the world, to exchange experiences and experiences and strengthen cooperation and joint work to provide effective solutions to eradicate illiteracy in the Arab world, and to highlight the experiences of individuals and institutions inspiring literacy. .

The agenda of the 'Illiteracy Challenge 2020' includes honoring the winners of the 'Illiteracy Challenge 2020', as well as organizing workshops to present the latest regional and international studies and experiences related to illiteracy, and trying to reach the best experiences appropriate to the specificities of the Arab region.

Jamal Bin Huwaireb, Executive Director of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, stressed that Dubai is one of the leading cities in the world in offering quality initiatives and events in support of education and human building, thanks to the vision of our wise leadership that educates and qualifies individuals in all its development strategies. Make man its first axis. He said: “The problem of illiteracy is a real challenge at the level of the Arab region, which requires deep mobility and joint cooperation between different parties and from all countries. Therefore, we considered expanding the scope of the“ Illiteracy Challenge ”project from an award presented to the accomplishments in this field to a comprehensive forum that brings leaders “Thought and experts, to share insights and to review experiences more, motivate many institutions and individuals to mobilize efforts to address the problem of illiteracy in various cities and countries of the Arab world, and thus contribute effectively in building knowledge societies.” In August, the Foundation announced the closing of the nomination for the second edition of this year's “Illiteracy Challenge”, moving to the final stage and selecting the winners of the institutions and individuals participating in the Challenge. A committee composed of seven experts and academics will be formed. To examine the participants' applications and start the evaluation process, in preparation for the announcement of the winners on 8 January 2020.

Dubai pioneered quality initiatives in support of education and human building.