Mohammed Rashid Al Gafli
Writer, actor and poet
Mohammed Rashid Al Gafli is a writer, actor and poet. He is currently employed by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai in the capacity of Chief Executive for People of Determination. He previously worked as Senior Executive – Public Relations for the Department of Community Development.
Al Gafli is a Board Member of the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired. During his management membership, he held several positions as Head of the Cultural Committee, then Head of Social Committee, and he now chairs the Public Relations and Media Committee.
Mohammed Al Gafli holds an Executive MA degree in Public Administration from the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), and a Bachelor degree in Public Communication – Printed Media Track from Al Sharjah University.
He is a member of the Dubai Advisory Council for People of Determination, and a member of the Enabling Environment Pillar of the Dubai Strategy for People of Determination 2020.
Al Gafli is an accredited trainer for the International Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
Al Gafli won a number of awards, the most prominent of which are the Unknown Soldier Award of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme 2011, and the Arab League’s Knight of the Will Award 2012. He also received numerous awards in the field of theatrical acting and wrote a radio series entitled “Messages”. He is the writer of a book entitled “Life has Other Taste”.
Al Gafli has a number of social, voluntary, awareness-raising, cultural and sports participations.