DUBAI, UAE, March 17, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Held under the theme ‘Knowledge: Protecting People and the Planet in the Pandemic’, the seventh edition of the Knowledge Summit organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off at Expo 2020 Dubai in the presence of experts, leaders, and government officials from around the world. In-person sessions of the seventh edition of the Knowledge Summit was held on 14th and 15th March, while virtual sessions will be held from 16th – 18th March.
His Excellency Jamal Bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF, highlighted in his opening speech the unique example set by the UAE in combating the pandemic and mitigating its repercussions. He pointed to the exceptional success of Expo 2020 Dubai as an example of how the country offers a model for the world in ensuring the highest standards of health and protection for the community and global visitors. His Excellency said the event sends a strong message of hope to the world about the role of cooperation in enhancing growth, development, and prosperity.
“The seventh edition of the Knowledge Summit, which was first held in 2014, aims to revitalise the role of knowledge worldwide by promoting new methodologies and mechanisms for producing and disseminating knowledge. It also aims to create an avenue for constructive debate about the role of knowledge in protecting people from pandemics and other global challenges,” His Excellency further said.
“This year’s Summit highlights various global challenges such as climate change, food security, and poverty. It also reviews the general legal landscape to explore new legal practices in the post-pandemic world and innovative economic and environmental systems to shape a better future,” Bin Huwaireb added.
The launch of the Knowledge Summit is part of the UAE’s objectives to promote the transfer and dissemination of knowledge and highlight the opportunities and challenges of building knowledge societies, considering the unprecedented changes that have taken place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The summit, which coincides with Expo 2020 Dubai, provides a unique platform to engage in various debates on the knowledge industry and its role in addressing current and future challenges.
The Summit will see the results of Arab countries in the Global Knowledge Index 2021, an important and major initiative under the Knowledge Project, a long-term strategic partnership between the MBRF and UNDP.
In addition, the third edition of The Future of Knowledge Foresight Report will also be launched. The report showcases the future knowledge landscape and examines the differences between countries’ transformative capacities for major global risks, using large data over two years, which offer new insights into countries’ readiness to meet future risks.
MBRF was established to promote and empower knowledge in the societies of the region and the world as a key goal and plan of action to build faster and more accurate solutions to health, environmental, economic, and social challenges and provide a better future and a clear path to sustainable development.
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