Dubai: The organizing committee of Aqdar World Summit held a press conference in Abu Dhabi today, where it announced the conference agenda, workshops, and the activities to be held during the summit which will take place in Moscow. The organizing committee members have also announced the names of the main speakers in this global event that highly emphasizes on empowering strong generations and provide them with knowledge and expertise to develop advanced communities.

The third edition of Aqdar World Summit features a unique participation of 12 high-profile UAE officials including 8 ministries led by Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who will deliver the opening ceremony keynote speech. The top-notch speakers will discuss various topics related to human empowerment in fields like, education, culture, technology, and others while focusing on 3 main topics; Education and National Service: The Fundamentals for Empowering UAE Youth, The Technical, Intellectual, and Food Security: The Strategic Pillars to Empower Communities and Youth – The UAE Model, and The Role of the Advanced Sciences and Future Projects in Empowering and Improving the Well-Being of Communities.

The press conference was attended by H.E. Maryam Al Hammadi, Assistant Director General for Government Performance, Advisor Dr. Ibrahim Al Dabal, CEO of Khalifa Empowerment Program-Aqdar, Colonel Dr. Abdulrahman Al Mansoori, General Coordinator of Khalifa Empowerment Program, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Aqdar World Summit, in addition to a number of officials, supporters, partners, and members of the media agencies from the UAE and abroad.

Aqdar World Summit will be held for the first time in the Russian Capital, Moscow, from 29 August – 1 September 2019 under the theme “Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons Learned”. This year, the summit attracts leaders, dignitaries, leading experts, and speakers from around the world who will shed light on humanitarian issues and the development of sustainable individuals and societies. The summit will also discuss education and its role in developing countries as it is the driving force of development in any community.

During the press conference, the organizing committee of Aqdar World Summit announced the comprehensive agenda of the summit that will witness the participation of H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, who will talk about “Developing the UAE Education System: UAE Schools as a Model”. While H.E. Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National Service and Reserve Authority will discuss various matters in a session titled “Empowering the Emirati Children to achieve Global Citizenship”. Furthermore, H.E. Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills will offer his insights on a topic titled “Reaching the Space through the Higher Education Strategies and the Advanced Skills” while H.E. Mohamed Al Junaibi, Director of the Presidents Protocol Office at the Ministry of presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Special Olympics World Games-Abu Dhabi 2019 will participate in a session under the title “The UAE Model in Global Empowerment of People of Determination – the Special Olympics”.

Moreover, the second day of the summit will feature the participation of H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, who will talk about “Artificial Intelligence: The UAE Portal to the Future”, H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security, speaking about “UAE Food Security Strategy for the Next Generations”, H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth, discussing the topic “Beyond the Rhetoric – A Living Case Study of Youth Empowerment in the UAE”, and H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Hedayah International Center, Chairman of the World Council of Muslim Communities, talking about “UAE Strategy in Countering Intellectual Extremism”.

The third session that will be held under the theme “The Role of the Advanced Sciences and Future Projects in Empowering and Improving the Well-Being of Communities.” will include the participation of H.E. Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, who will be speaking about “Re-Engineering the Community to Empower its Individuals”, H.E. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, who will deliver a keynote speech on “UAE Empowerment for Future and Advanced Sciences: Challenges and Success Factors”, and H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority who will key mark the topic “Renewable Energy Economy in UAE”.

Speaking about Aqdar World Summit, H.E. Brigadier Mohammed Hamid Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Head of the Office of H.H. Deputy Prime Minister of Interior, said: “Aqdar World Summit is one of the unique global and humanitarian initiatives that support the vision of the United Arab Emirates in spreading tolerance and building stronger communities intellectually, scientifically, and morally on the basis of peace, love and co-existence. These initiatives also emphasize on the global role of the United Arab Emirates in the coordination and cooperation domain at international levels to achieve prosperity for individuals and societies.” He continued, “the UAE has set itself as a role model in empowerment and has always followed the steps of our wise leaders who work diligently to spread the noble values of the UAE in terms of tolerance and accepting the others.”

He also added: “Aqdar World Summit, held this year in Moscow under the theme “Global Empowerment of Communities: experiences and lessons learned”, is an inspiring initiative for the whole world due to its meanings, goals, and the message it holds that aims to spread happiness, hope and raise the patriotism among the aspiring generations. We truly believe that holding the summit in Moscow will highlight the role of the UAE as a leading model in constructive dialogue and openness of humanity and building bridges of communication and convergence among the people all over the world. It is also a translation for the message of sustainable development which was written by the founder the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in the spirit of tolerance and peace.”

From her side, H.E. Maryam Al Hammadi, Assistant Director General for Government Performance, said: “The UAE is always keen to transfer its pioneering experience in various fields to other countries around the world. The UAE has witnessed a surge in performance and in the services based on a global infrastructure with effective performance indicators linked to the national agenda of the country and the short-long term strategies. It is truly crucial to exchange and transfer these distinguished expertises and practices abroad.

She concluded: “Aqdar World Summit represents a perfect platform to show the world the successful experiences of the UAE in the field of empowerment and developing the skills and potentials of the youth. The summit will also allow us to highlight the moral values and spread the culture of tolerance and coexistence between communities to be able to face and overcome the modern challenges and develop ideas and thoughts that foresee the future in a way that would help in better serving the societies all over the world.

From his side, Advisor Dr. Ibrahim Al Dabal, CEO of Khalifa Empowerment Program-Aqdar, said: “Aqdar World Summit is an exceptional event aims to empower people and communities by providing them with the knowledge and expertise in the scientific, education, and social fields. This year, the summit will witness the participation of 8 UAE ministers who will discuss the latest matters related to empowerment at educational, cultural, and technological levels in a way that would build a happier and more prosperous world. The scientific agenda will focus on 3 main topics: The Technical, Intellectual, and Food Security, Education and National Service, and The Role of the Advanced Sciences and Future Projects in Empowering and Improving the Well-Being of Communities.”

He concluded: “the summit this year includes a number of activities, including, national and heritage activities including a folklore dance performed by a group of promising young Emirati youth in Moscow. The conference will also include various youth circles discussing the latest developments in enhancing youth skills and providing them with the appropriate expertise.”

Commenting on this occasion, Dr. Abdulrahman Al Mansoori, General Coordinator of Khalifa Empowerment Program, said: “The Summit is one of the most important national initiatives launched by the Khalifa Empowerment Program-Aqdar. Through the first two editions, the summit has achieved a remarkable position as it supported the message of the United Arab Emirates in spreading peace and openness around the world and contributed to strengthening the values of constructive dialogue for the development of people and building conscious societies across the world.”

He added: “Aqdar World Summit features this year over 25 workshops and panel discussions tackling a number of community matters related to fields like training, development, empowerment, future sciences and advanced skills. While also focusing on topics of importance to empowering the youth and developing their skills and knowledge.”

Talking about organizing the summit in Moscow, Dr. Abdul Al Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Aqdar World Summit, said: “Holding the summit this year in Moscow reflects the deep ties between the UAE and Russia. It also confirms the approach of the United Arab Emirates set by our leaders on the importance of rapprochement between societies and spreading the concepts of human openness at an international level.”

He continued on saying: “In the third edition of the summit, we aim to educate and enrich the experiences of the participants by introducing them to the latest advancements and services in fields like training, education, and culture in the presence of a number of politicians, ministers, scientific experts and officials representing various international institutions in addition to a number of experts and academics with great scientific expertise. The agenda of the conference will witness a number of high-profile meetings between ministers, politicians, Emirati businessmen and entrepreneurs and their counterparts from the Russian side, which would encourage building bridges of friendship, cooperation and culture between the two countries.”

This year, the workshops and the panel discussions will feature the participation of Ministry of Education, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, National Media Council, Special Olympics UAE, The Global Franchise Market in Dubai, the UAE National Space Program, Federal Youth Authority, DIHAD, Noor Dubai, UNODC, Erada Center For Treatment and Rehab, Russian International School-Dubai, Emirates Association For Lawyers & Legal, Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance, Emirates Driving Institute, Hedayah International Center, Consultant HSS, Tabarak Investment, Teachers Training Institute of Ministry of Education, and Expo 2020. While the Dubai Healthcare City will participate in a workshop on health and safety in schools.

As for the youth circles, the Federal Youth Authority will present a number of youth circles focusing on building, supporting and encouraging youth to be the builders of the future as they are the cornerstone of any community. These workshops will be presented by a number of experts and professionals led by H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth, Chairman of the Emirates Youth Council.

The conference is regarded as the ideal platform to hold meetings, network and communicate with companies who are interested in marketing their work and services during this important event. This will highly contribute in strengthening the cooperation and partnerships in various fields between the two countries while providing the Russian companies with a chance to see the investment opportunities the UAE can offer.

Running parallel to the conference, the exhibition will play host to a number of companies from the public and private sectors where they will showcase their services and solutions in the fields of training, education, and empowerment. Moreover, the exhibition this year will feature the presence of Ministry of Education, UAE Space Agency, Kaspersky, National Service, National Archive, Timeline Technology Solutions, Consultant HSS, Knowledge Point, Erada Center for Treatment and Rehab, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities, Khalifa University, General Women’s Union, and Emirates Driving Institute. The exhibition is expected to attract a number of VIPs and leaders who will view the latest advancements and services provided by companies from Russia and its neighboring countries.

It is worth mentioning that Aqdar World Summit is organized by Khalifa Empowerment Program “Aqdar” in cooperation with INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding.


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