Executive Director @ UNADAP
Expertise: UN Geopolitical Foreign & Public Policy
Advisory to Fortune 100 Corporations
Climate & Energy Advisory to Governments
Academia, International Law & Justice
Middle-East Peace negotiator, Abraham Accords |
GMBF GLOBAL, Dubai UAE
Lithuania-UAE-India Business Conclave
Theme: Opportunities in Lithuania
Was graciously invited as a ‘Guest of Honour’ alongside erudite dignitaries and political leaders of India.
Was amazed with the wealth of knowledge of Shri. Sunil Deodhar and Shri. Anil Bhonde and their service to the sovereign nation of India.
My statement in summary: Twenty years ago, India was poised; ten years ago, India was rising; now, India has risen. I stated that I’m a minority within a minority, i.e. a Christian and an Anglo Indian and still want to serve the nation of India, whilst my entire family and generation live abroad. India is on a global level and we have gone from ‘soft diplomacy’ where no nation took us seriously, to ‘nationalistic diplomacy’ under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi Ji, where now, the world not just listens to India, but looks to us for leadership and geopolitical solutions.
The Guests of honour were:
Shri. Dr. Anil Bhonde, Member of Parliment, Rajyasabha & Ex Agriculture Minister of Maharashtra
Shri. Sunil Deodhar, National Secretary, BJP/ Co-incharge, Andhra Pradesh State
H.E. Ramona's Davidonis, Ambassador of Lithuania to the UAE
Shri. Manish Awasthi, Television anchor
With an active track record of more than a decade, GMBF Global is an exclusive network of entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and key government decision makers that share and collaborate on business opportunities. Through it’s various activities GMBF Global is playing a key role in bringing business stakeholders together and facilitating Investment and Trade between Maharashtra and the Middle East & Africa.
NURTURING FRIENDSHIP IN DIPLOMACY
World leaders have trusted the advice and friendship of Dr. Dixon's vision for peace, strategy, climate action and governance. In this gallery are some of his most recent encounters. Please click on pictures for description.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Israel’s first Independence Day in the UAE ceremony
75th Anniversary of the State of Israel reception at Abu Dhabi, UAE
Was tremendously grateful to be personally invited for the ceremony, by H.E. Amir Hayek, the Ambassador of Israel to the UAE.
The Holy Scripture quoted at the ceremony was from the Book of Isaiah 4:4 “… they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
The Ambassador in his heart-felt message stated that, “We are here to celebrate materialisation of peace, and the beginning of a new era in our region.”
It was an amazing sight to see UAE’s first Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Mohammed Al Khaja, gracing the occasion, and prompted the words of Shalom and cooperation, by saying in Hebrew, Be’ezrát hashém (בעזרת ה׳), Insha Allah, God willing!
It was a joy to see the fruit of the Abraham Accords, as brothers and sisters of the children of our Patriarch, Abraham, dwell together in peace and harmony.
The children of the Ambassador are the very first Israelis to attend a school in the UAE, whilst his beloved wife, is involved in a number of philanthropic missions.
Joining me were my UAE team, Mr. Nifty Fernandes, Protocol In-charge, and Ms. Marchita Rowena, Spl. Secretary.
H.E. Ambassador Amir Hayek, delivery his heart-felt keynote welcome address.
H.E. Dr. Dominic Dixon, the Executive Director UNADAP/ IDA.
H.E. Ambassador Amir Hayek, delivery his heart-felt keynote welcome address.
HISTORIC MEETING, UNADAP-ISRAEL-UAE
In picture, H.E. Amir Hayek, Ambassador of Israel to the UAE and Dr. Dominic F Dixon, Executive Director
Was graciously welcomed by H.E. Amir Hayek, the very first Ambassador of Israel to the UAE, This is a historic meet at the very first Israel Embassy in the UAE, making this the first ever Israel embassy in the Arab region.
Ambassador Amir Hayek is the first Israeli Ambassador to the UAE since the signing of the historic ABRAHAM ACCORDS, of which I’ve been an advisor and negotiator for peace. Ambassador Hayek is by far the coolest and most knowledgeable Ambassador I’ve ever met in my life. He’s the rare non-career diplomat, but a political appointee, and a former business tycoon in Israel. Upon the call by the government of Israel, he now serves as Israel’s first ever Ambassador to the UAE. He’s a personified example of a call to serve the nation!
Ambassador Hayek is a great admirer of Prime Minister Modi and has memorable ties with India. We’ve offered each other our unconditional support!
The Abraham Accords are a series of joint normalization statements initially between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, effective since September 15, 2020. Mediated by the United States, the initial announcement of August 13, 2020, concerned only Israel and the United Arab Emiratesbefore the announcement of a follow-up agreement between Israel and Bahrain on September 11, 2020. On September 15, 2020, the official signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords was hosted by the United States at the White House. As part of the dual agreements, both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain recognized Israel's sovereignty, enabling the establishment of full diplomatic relations.
India-Israel bilateral Relations
India–Israel relations (Hindi: भारत-इज़राइल सम्बन्ध; Hebrew: יחסי הודו-ישראל) are the bilateral relationsbetween the Republic of India and the State of Israel. The two countries have an extensive and comprehensive economic, military, and political relationship. They are both in I2U2 Group, (The I2U2 Group is a grouping of India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.) The Indian and Israeli governments have stated they have deep ties rooted in mutual problems and a desire to address them, especially in regards to Israeli techs applications for India.
COP28 PRESIDENCY, UAE
Was graciously invited to the COP28 Centre in Abu Dhabi, by H.E. Saood AlNoori, UAE Head of Diplomatic Engagement, UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change. Along with Climate Specialist of the UAE Special Envoy, Mr. Anur.
The UAE will host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in November 2023 at Expo City Dubai to unite the world towards agreement on bold, practical and ambitious solutions to the most pressing global challenge of our time.
UNADAP will engage with the Envoy to collaborate and ensure that the COP28 bear fruit, as per the vision and strategy of the Presidency.
The UAE plays a central role in the world’s energy economy as a supplier of fossil fuels, which gives the country an important stake in finding solutions to cutting emissions while still providing the world with the energy it needs.
The UAE has engaged in the fight against climate change because it recognises the risks of inaction and the global responsibility it is committed to.
As host, the UAE will mobilize action around a “major course correction” to accelerate emissions reductions while ensuring energy security. Dr. Al Jaber the COP28 President has also highlighted the role of the UAE in building bridges to advance international efforts that will support the Global South and countries that are most vulnerable.
It’s an amazing year, as India has the G20 Presidency and the UAE, COP28.
His Excellency Saood has expressed his commitment in engaging with all stake holders to ensure that the global vision to Climate action is upheld. We wish him great success, even as he travels to India this year for the G20 delegation, whilst he toggles his COP28 diplomacy.
India UAE Relations.
As if ordained by destiny, whilst India celebrated the 75th year of independence, the UAE also celebrated the Year of the 50th, the golden jubilee of the formation of the UAE. Furthermore, this was also the year when our two countries complete 50 years of diplomatic relations.
The UAE hosts about 3.5 million Indians – about 25 per cent of India’s diaspora, the largest anywhere in the world. A key pillar of the strong relationship, the Indian community is acknowledged to be a significant contributor to the UAE’s economy. The UAE has provided Indians a home away from home where they can work and contribute to the economies of both countries and also benefit from the welcoming and harmonious socio-economic ecosystem.
Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai | COP28
Had an excellent meeting with my friend, H.E. Faisal Ali Rashid PMP, Senior Director, Demand Side Management at the Supreme Council of Energy. He is also the Chairman of Advancing Net Zero volunteering team I the UAE. Dr. Faisal is the focal point chief of DSM for COP28.
Dr. Faisal is an expert in the fields of Oil, Renewable Energy & Demand Industry, and a sought after conference speaker, who is internationally qualified and experienced. He’s led and contributed to Dubai Demand Side Management program which infused significant water and electricity consumption reduction in the last ten years. He is a very humble person with strong commitment to family and friendships.
Under the visionary guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES) was developed in 2010 and deployed in 2011 to set the strategic direction of Dubai towards securing sustainable supply of energy and enhancing demand efficiency (water, power & transportation fuel).
The DSM Strategy was developed by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) to make Dubai a leader in efficient management of electricity and water demand with an ambitious target of 30% reduction in energy and water consumption by 2030.
DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS 2023
Indian Civil Services
For the poorest of the poor
Upon the recommendation of the Govt. of Karnataka’s CDC department's Chairman, Shri. Kennedy Shanth Kumar, DIXON Scholarships is pleased to announce that Ms. Blessy Edwin is the scholarship awardee for year 2023 to pursue her studies for the Indian Civil Services. This scholarship fund would go towards tuition and study materials for her preparations, due to her family’s financial constraints. Ms. Blessy was a topper in her Bachelor of Arts.
DIXON Scholarships is a private scholarship program by the Dixon family, for the poorest of the poor, in the name of Mr. Brian Dixon, the living patron.
For more info: https://www.dominicdixon.net/scholarships
Prime Minister Modi in Sydney, Australia
NSW Government Advisory
Climate and Foreign Policy advisor to world leaders and the Executive Director of UNADAP, Dr. Dominic F Dixon has advised the New South Wales government that in order to achieve Net Zero Plan Stage 1 between 2023-2030 as it’s foundation for NSW’s action on climate change and goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050; the plan must aim to strengthen the prosperity and quality of life of the people of NSW, while helping to achieve the State’s objective to deliver a 70% cut in emissions by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. Cutting emissions must result in cutting of poverty, said Dixon.
The plan supports a range of initiatives targeting energy, electric vehicles, hydrogen, primary industries, technology, built environment, carbon financing and organic waste.
Dr. Dixon, also the Director General for the International Diplomatic Alliance for Peace, Climate Justice & Renewal Energy, stated that, the implementation of the Net Zero Plan, together with the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap, will result in more than 9,000 jobs and up to $37 billion in private investment, the majority expected to be across regional New South Wales.
Dr. Dixon has further advised that NSW collaborate on a treaty-based alliance with neighbouring states to achieve this goal in alignment with the UNFCCC’s climate agenda. He stated that India had come a long way as a leader in climate action and Australia-India relations must focus of ‘green business’ in every transaction.
Australia's current relationship with India is changing and it is a shift that has been accelerated by a recent free-trade agreement signing — the first India has signed with a western nation.
- Australia was the first western nation to sign a free-trade agreement with India
- India's rising middle class provides an opportunity for Australian agriculture
- Consumers in India are seeking lamb, pulses, and high-quality fruit and vegetables from Australia
THE SYDNEY DIALOGUE
Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP). Sydney, Australia.
Was on delegation by the Government of Australia, Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Indian High Commission to Australia, for Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership. The AICCTP complements the Australia-India Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation and establishes a platform for Australia and India to work together to promote and preserve an open, free, safe, and secure Internet, enhance digital trade, harness critical technology opportunities, and address cyber security challenges.
Honour, felecitation by the Indian State Government
Government of Karnataka
Was graciously honoured by the Government of Karnataka, Minority Department CDC for DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS philanthropic work in the nation of India. Rotary International had also felicitated me. DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS is in the name of my father, Mr. Brian Dixon, the living Patron.
Read below for the statement by the Government of Karnataka
—- Statement by the Government of Karnataka:
RECOGNITION FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
The Government of Karnataka, Christian Development Council (CDC) takes this opportunity to honour and felicitate Dr. Dominic Dixon, President of DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS. The works of charity by this philanthropic entity has served the poorest of the poor in India, in educating predominantly the girl child, from primary to business schools and with a special focus on mentoring the Indian Civil Services.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi Ji, the Vice President of India, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and other governments have nationally and regionally appreciated the works of Dr. Dominic Dixon.
Leaders of Rotary International, Bangalore chapter have recognised and honoured the works of DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS for the implementation of UN SDG 4, QUALITY EDUCATION in the nation of India.
It is an honour for Dr. Dixon to have visited Karnataka Minority Cell today. He’s a man who has represented India on global platforms and continues his compassionate works for the poor.
Kennedy Shant Kumar
Government of Karnataka
S Jaishankar I India's External Affairs Minister On India's Foreign Policy Amid Ukraine Russia War
India's External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar speaks at the #CNNNews18TownHall about how the governance paradigm has changed with respect to our foreign policies and relationships in last 8 years of the Modi Government.
COP 27, EGYPT
Met the most amount of female leaders, are who gave me an amazing perspective what it is to be a strong, independent and successful woman. Met Arabic women leaders who have made it bing in the Arab world. They are not only clothed with dignity, but also clothed with character and integrity. See pictures below. I really wished that cop27 had more female representatives.
As advisory to world leaders and focal points, the programmes were filled with negotiations. UNADAP’s delegation of advisors from seven nations were on the front lines of advisory and negotiations.
H.E. Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt, took over as President of COP 27 from H.E. Alok Sharma.The UN COP27 summit takes place on the frontlines of the converging climate, food, energy, health and debt crises: Africa. This presents a need and opportunity like never before to galvanise immediate, on-the-ground action in the countries that most need it.
In discussion with H.E. Ghada Fathi Waly, serving as the Director-General/ Executive Director of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)/ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Ms. Waly served as Minister of Social Solidarity of Egypt from March 2014 until December 2019. She also served as the Coordinator of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Social Justice and chaired the Executive Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs in the League of Arab States from 2014 to 2019.
Plenary Presidential sessions: Had the pleasure to walk to the Presidential plenary with the most powerful woman in Europe, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. This is her COP27 statement: "We must work relentlessly to adapt to our climate – making nature our first ally. This is why our Union will push for an ambitious global deal for nature at the UN Biodiversity conference in Montreal later this year. And we will do the same at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh."
Liaison with the United States delegation.
Had discussions about the mind of the U.S. and climate action, with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, H.E. Daniel Rubinstein, H.E. Andrew Moffat, Senior Advisor to U.S. Department of State. Amazing sharing on the Scientific contribution of NASA to the world, with the genius, Dr. Tahani Amer, of NASA. I will be collaborating with Dr. Amer for my Harvard Kennedy research, as she’s an alumni as well.
With Youth Ambassadors, Imman Kajtazović (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and Oliwia Kałużna (Poland). Both are the Sheik Zayed Sustainability Prize winners. I honoured them for their great work towards climate change.
Liason with the Egyptian Vice Minister for Tourism. H.E. Ghada Shalaby
5th Assembly of International Solar Alliance, New Delhi.
5th Assembly of International Solar Alliance, New Delhi.
Was invited by the Hon’ble President of the ISA, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister for New & Renewal Enegry, GoI & the Hon’ble Director General, Dr. Ajay Mathur. I will be part of the delegation to COP27 in Egypt, between November 6-18, 2022 with these officials.
The ISA is guided by its ‘Towards 1000’ strategy which aims to mobilise USD 1,000 billion of investments in solar energy solutions by 2030.
ISA is a Treaty based Inter-governmental organisation, with 120 nations as treaty members.
CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.
Under ISA's Program on Scaling Solar for Agricultural Use, #ISA aggregated demand of 2,72,579 #SolarWaterPumps from 22 countries. The #ISA is currently working with United Nations Development Programme - UNDP, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) @GGI & Asian Development Bank under different projects to implement #SolarWaterPumps in member countries.
The launch of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was announced by H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and H.E. Mr. Francois Hollande, former Hon’ble President of France on 30th November 2015, at the 21st session of United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-21) in Paris, France. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the launch. The ISA is guided by its ‘Towards 1000’ strategy which aims to mobilise USD 1,000 billion of investments in solar energy solutions by 2030, while delivering energy access to 1,000 million people using clean energy solutions and resulting in installation of 1,000 GW of solar energy capacity. This would help mitigate global solar emissions to the tune of 1,000 million tonnes of CO2 every year.
On delegation at the World Green Economy Summit at the World Trade Centre, Dubai. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai organised by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and World Green Economy Organization.
As the Indian delegation gears up for the COP27 in Egypt in November, I’ll be briefing the Prime Minister on various inclusive strategies of the MENA region on sustainability and climate action.
Of all the Ministers that I've interacted with, I was impressed with the humility and honour of an independent and powerful woman, my friend, H.E. Noor Alkhulaif, Minister of Sustainable Development, Bahrain. She builds lives, is honourable and faithful.
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