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Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Idris Elba form strategic alliance on food and water

by Madaline Dunn

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has announced a partnership with actor and humanitarian Idris Elba. The alliance with Elba is facilitated through his impact investment company, The Akuna Group (TAG), of which he is the president and founder. It is aimed at accelerating the development and implementation of food and water sustainability solutions.

It was shared that TAG supports the growth of African industries and entrepreneurship through strategic multi-sectoral partnerships, impact investments, innovative technologies, and high-level advisory services across the continent and behind.

As an initial undertaking, Elba will engage in global conversations and awareness initiatives to inspire and accelerate the transformation of food and water systems, using Abu Dhabi as a model to drive positive economic and social impact.

This will include collaborations with global institutions to highlight the worldwide impact of Abu Dhabi’s initiatives.

Commenting on the partnership, Badr Al-Olama, Director General of ADIO, said: “Transforming constraints into opportunities, Abu Dhabi strives to be at the forefront of innovation in food and water production, sustainability and growth. Together with our partners, we are continuing to pioneer and implement cutting-edge solutions that address global nutritional and environmental challenges. We are excited to align with fellow visionaries, and our collaboration with Mr. Elba will be instrumental in reimagining the future of food and water for the region and beyond.”

Elba said: “Drawing inspiration from the pioneering blueprints that have shaped the United Arab Emirates, we are set to journey globally in our mission to provide a better future for all. By engaging with innovators, engineers, and tech entrepreneurs dedicated to addressing the world’s most critical challenges, we are set to build on the ambition of dreamers in the UAE and discover new solutions that foster positive economic and social change.”

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