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An agreement between the UAE and the World Economic Forum to qualify one billion people for 2030 jobs

2020-01-24T22:06:53.878Z

The UAE government has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the World Economic Forum "Davos" for the next five years, with the aim of unifying visions and goals for joint cooperation between the UAE and the World Economic Forum, in a number of areas and joint projects at the global level



The UAE government has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the World Economic Forum "Davos" for the next five years, with the aim of unifying visions and goals for joint cooperation between the UAE and the World Economic Forum, in a number of areas and joint projects at the global level

The agreement was signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Aviation Authority and Supreme President of the Emirates Airlines Group, on the sidelines of the forum’s activities currently held in Davos.

In addition, the government of the United Arab Emirates announced the support of the plan and program launched by the World Economic Forum «Davos», which aims to develop and equip one billion people in the world with new skills and more suitable for the labor market, and qualify them to occupy jobs by 2030.

Strategic partnership

In detail, the UAE government announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with the World Economic Forum "Davos" for the next five years, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum , Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority, Supreme President of the Emirates Airlines Group.

This came during the participation of the UAE government delegation in the work of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, in the presence of more than 2000 personalities and officials in the world, aiming to discuss several topics, the most important of which is the role of governments in keeping pace with new technologies and the fourth industrial revolution, where the forum is held under the slogan "Partners for A coherent and sustainable world. ”

The partnership agreement signed by the Minister of Cabinet and Future Affairs, Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Gergawi, representing the Emirates government, and the founder of the Davos Forum and Chairman of its Executive Council, Professor Klaus Schwab, as a representative of the World Economic Forum, aims to unify the visions and goals of joint cooperation between the UAE and the World Economic Forum Over the next five years, in a number of areas and joint ventures at the global level.

Mohammed Al Gergawi stressed that “the UAE, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, and his brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, strengthens its efforts and its position at the global level, to be A global economic and development center and engine that serves its aspirations in developing the main policies and tools for transforming all challenges into opportunities and achievements, and foreseeing the future at the highest levels.

He said: «The strategic partnership between the UAE government and the World Economic Forum establishes more comprehensive cooperation, and will contribute to accelerating the pace of work and achievement during the coming period, through specific projects that highlight the state’s position to be a unique and influential future model for people's lives, building a better future for them and for different societies and humanity as a whole ».

On the details of the strategy, Al-Gergawi mentioned, “The agreement comes in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, by strengthening the position of the UAE as a global center to support decision-making and the vision of the future government in order to enhance the state’s position on the global stage, especially in the field of developing future policies, where The terms of the strategic cooperation agreement will be activated for the next five years, as they include the most important principles of cooperation, and their terms are flexible and innovative, enabling us to develop and launch new joint projects.

Bilateral partnership

The bilateral partnership agreement is based on a set of axes for future joint cooperation between the UAE and the World Economic Forum, the first of which is: Cooperation through the Fourth Industrial Revolution Center in the Emirates, which plays a pivotal role in shaping features of national strategies and future initiatives to develop the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and developing policy frameworks And initiatives to accelerate the adoption of their applications, and make use of technology and science.

The Industrial Revolution Center is the fourth of its kind in the region, and the fifth in the world within the network of the World Economic Forum centers that aim to develop solutions to future challenges and turn them into opportunities, and build new business models that rely on modern technology and the fourth industrial revolution outputs to build a better future for societies, and it will be part of joint cooperation Between the UAE government and the forum to exchange knowledge in three major technology sectors, including precision medicine, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and digital transactions (blockchain).

The agreement also includes within its axes cooperation in the framework of public and private partnerships, whereby the UAE and the World Economic Forum will develop a number of solutions to a set of pivotal social and economic challenges through joint projects.

The axes of joint cooperation also include a number of projects and initiatives that have been worked on recently, including the "Reducing the Future Skills Gap" initiative to support the empowerment and rehabilitation of skills, by providing 10 million people with new skills in the coming years, focusing on future skills required, and developing systems Education and training in order to meet the requirements of the current labor market, in addition to the "accelerate circular economy" project, and to employ the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and adopt them for achievement.

Plan and program

In addition, the government of the United Arab Emirates announced the support of the plan and program launched by the World Economic Forum «Davos», which aims to develop and equip one billion people in the world with new skills and more suitable for the labor market, and qualify them to occupy jobs by 2030.

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority, President of the Emirates Airlines Group, and Minister of Cabinet and Future Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, to The officials side of the participating state delegation, signing a joint cooperation agreement in this regard between the UAE and the World Economic Forum, within the agenda of the forum, as the UAE is one of the first countries to support the declared strategic goal, along with a number of other countries, such as the United States of America Denmark, and a number of major companies and international organizations.

The Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Hamid Belhoul Al Falasi, signed the agreement, according to which the UAE will become an active member in the program that will extend for the next 10 years, and aims to provide better skills and education for a billion people in the world, and enhance the quality of life for future generations.

Al-Falasi said: “We are pleased to announce the support of global efforts to provide and spread education, support skills and provide the appropriate environment for them, and we seek through the signed agreement to find appropriate solutions and investment in human capital, which represents a major national priority for us in the UAE.”

He added: «The Emirates today is an active and influential member in the global efforts to reduce the skills gap, and is considered one of the first countries to support accelerating its reduction, and we are seeking, through partnership with the Forum, to enhance skills, in line with the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and modern technological technologies during the next decade, and our goal is to enable the career future for millions Humans".

Cohesive community

Professor Klaus Schwab said, “The best way to create a more coherent and more inclusive society is to provide jobs for everyone, and we here in Davos are working with our partners to create a global platform that will provide the billion people with the skills they need in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and because this transformation What is needed is urgent and urgent. The least we have to do is move faster to renew and develop skills. ”

He explained that the invitation of the "New Economy Center and Society" of the Davos Forum for the Emirates to be a founding partner in this program came based on the success of the experience of joint cooperation between the Emirates and the Davos Forum in the program "Accelerators to reduce the skills gap".

The joint project is considered qualitative, and it targets positive change at a global level in the areas of job creation, education systems and adoption of the most innovative ideas in the areas of developing and enhancing skills and measuring their impact. On the other hand, the project, through its platform, will be open to cooperation for companies, governments and international organizations. Education and training services providers, high technology solutions and civil societies.

The activities of future councils next November

Within the agenda of the World Economic Forum, the UAE government announced that the country will host next November the work of the meetings of future global councils for a period of five years.

The UAE, in cooperation with the World Economic Forum, will organize future councils meetings next November, to coincide with the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will host more than 600 international personalities, and a number of future advisors, experts and scholars from the countries of the world, to discuss the future of the most important vital sectors, And look ahead to the challenges and map the future directions.

The summit will represent a global platform for the participants to discuss several topics, including the features and roles of governments in keeping pace with technology and the fourth industrial revolution, enhancing future skills, developing cadres, and setting proactive narrations of future challenges. The event, which will be held at Expo 2020, will focus on the future of vital sectors, and develop strategic visions that enhance the efforts of the world in the journey to moving into the future, and discusses many axes that include current and future challenges, and the best solutions to meet them, as it explores the expected transformations and the most important opportunities that It can be formed and utilized in designing future initiatives in the fields of: economy, technology, geopolitical transformations, infrastructure, health and society, among others.

The UAE is a world leader in adapting to the repercussions of climate change

The Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Thani Al-Zayoudi, participated in the sessions of the Environmental Axis in the World Economic Forum, which titled "Moving for Climate and Environmental Challenges Emerging", while it included three main sessions, entitled "The Good Management Council for the Middle East and North Africa", and one session “Stimulating circular innovation,” along with a session “The pace from raising the level to the strategic impact on the circular economy.”

During his participation in the forum’s sessions, he stressed that “the UAE is a global pioneer in applying the system of adaptation to the consequences of climate change and environmental protection, as it worked during the past period to adopt an integrated legislative system that supports and stimulates investment in general, especially in projects that support the green economy, what contributed to It is currently turning it into an incubator and center for the investment movement for this type of project, especially those that rely on employing innovation and modern technologies.

Mohammed Al-Gergawi:

"The UAE government turns challenges into opportunities and achievements, and we work to look to the future."

Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi:

"The UAE is an active and influential member of the global effort to reduce the skills gap."

- A strategic partnership between the UAE government and the "Davos" forum for 5 years.

Providing 10 million people with new skills in the coming years.

Source: emara

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