Emirates News Agency – UAE ministers reaffirm key role of Global Government Summit in shaping future of vital sectors

DUBAI, 7th March, 2022 (WAM) — Ministers from the United Arab Emirates have endorsed the pivotal role the World Government Summit (WGS) will play in shaping the future of vital economic sectors, noting that the global forum will shape the way of the nation for the next 50 years.

They voiced their support during the WGS Dialogue, held today at the Dubai Museum of the Future, and discussed key developments that will take center stage at the eighth edition of the Summit (WGS2022) on 29 and March 30 – from cryptocurrencies and the metaverse to energy, renewable energy, gender equality and youth.

The WGS dialogue brought together Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change; Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates; Ohood Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and Future and Vice President of WGS; Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrui, UAE Minister of State for Youth and Vice President of the Arab Youth Center; and Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, and Director of the WGS Foundation, Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, said the Emirates Arab States had been investing in clean and renewable energy for more than 15 years. diversify its energy mix and strengthen its energy security. This is in line with the forward-looking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

The UAE continues to proactively diversify its energy mix while simultaneously focusing on responsible oil and gas production to remain a reliable energy supplier to the world. Reflecting on the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, he highlighted the need to improve preparedness and resilience across all sectors, prepare for a more open and interconnected future, improve digitalization and leverage artificial intelligence.

“The Global Government Summit provides an important platform for dialogue on key topics, challenges and opportunities shaping the future of government. The upcoming eighth edition puts sustainability at the center of the agenda and will be held alongside at the Atlantic Council’s World Energy Forum, advancing the global energy dialogue. We look forward to bringing together world leaders and decision-makers this summer,” he said.

During his speech on the WGS dialogues, Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri highlighted that the World Government Summit begins as the UAE prepares for the next 50 years of growth and development. He said 2022 will be the year of recovery for many global economies and a turning point when growth surpasses pre-pandemic levels for many industries.

The Ministry of Economy, in partnership with the World Government Summit, will launch the first Investopia Investment Summit. It aims to accelerate the growth of new industries, double the size of the national economy by 2030 and strengthen the country’s position as a leading center of investment.

Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri said: “The first edition of Investopia will serve as an economic extension of the World Government Summit. She will cover key topics including global growth prospects with a focus on emerging markets, industry transformations, next generation finance. technology, digital assets, sustainable finance, green investing, VR technologies, agritech and healthcare, creative industries and more.”

Ohood Al Roumi said she would present two new events at the World Government Summit: the Arab Public Administration Forum and the Women in Government Forum.

The Arab Public Administration Forum will be launched in cooperation with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), which is part of the Arab League. Through it, WGS aims to promote public administration, to evolve public systems and services for Arab societies and to make them sustainable. It will host senior Arab officials. It will also host a meeting of ministers of public service and talks with 60 Arab government figures, bringing together representatives of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Development Program and the Economic and Social Commission. United Nations for West Asia. .

The first report on the state of the Arab administration, co-authored by five experts from prestigious Arab universities, will also be launched. Developed from nearly 2,000 interviews, it will present recommendations and guidelines on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government, the development of services and the sustainability of administrations.

The Women in Government Forum highlights the importance WGS places on empowering women, achieving gender balance, supporting women in government and ensuring they are a critical pillar of leadership strategic.

Many global indices, including a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, indicated that the rate of women employed in the public sector reached 56.9% worldwide. World Bank data shows that the percentage of women in high-level positions in government was less than 30% and the percentage of women ministers is only around 21%.

Ohood Al Roumi said the forum – which brings together 50 women heads of government – will encourage governments to raise awareness of the importance of women in the public sector. It also aims to train a new generation of young global government leaders. She also noted that the forum aims to build a network of women leaders in government while strengthening partnerships to promote participation in public works.

Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrui stressed that the World Government Summit will provide an inclusive platform for young people, their ambitions and future aspirations.

“During the World Government Summit, I will establish the Arab Youth Center. This is in line with the objectives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of AYC, to support youth. AYC leads dozens of initiatives aimed at Arab youth. It enables talents in various fields, nurtures their growth, improves skills, encourages career opportunities, builds a vital database and advances the role of Arab youth in scientific research, knowledge and global climate action.

The first Arab Youth Meeting for Young Leaders, organized by the Arab Youth Center, will be a new platform highlighting the priorities of Arab youth, giving them a voice among their global peers. Another new initiative about to be launched is the UAE Government Young Leaders Forum, organized by the Federal Youth Authority. It features the country’s elite young government leaders under the age of 35 at the federal level. Youth seminars will also be organized to address pressing issues facing young people today.

The meeting will be held in partnership with the Arab League. It enjoys strong support and cooperation from prestigious global and Arab media institutions. Arab youth ministers will participate in the meeting, alongside a group of leaders and decision-makers from various Arab governmental and semi-governmental agencies.

Youth-focused events at WGS will help achieve a variety of strategic goals, providing practical solutions for professional development, new jobs, entrepreneurship, scientific research and climate change. They will also improve youth representation among global decision-makers, enabling governments to attract innovative ideas to grow economies, build stability and create a better future.

Omar Sultan Al Olama said that the Digital Assets Forum will be launched for the first time during the World Government Summit. It will explore global trends with the aim of establishing a system to regulate digital currencies and embrace blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. The Metaverse Forum will also be held for the first time during the two-day event. It aims to explore the potential of immersive digital worlds combining virtual reality and augmented reality.

As the world’s population grows and leaders recognize that the status quo can never return, he said governments need to provide different work environments and agile models to improve skills and communication. The World Government Summit will explore these avenues as the UAE aims to create a world-class remote work environment that attracts talent, investment and innovation.

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