The government of the United Arab Emirates has announced support for the plan and program launched by the World Economic Forum "Davos", aimed at developing and equipping a billion people around the world with new and more appropriate skills for the labor market and preparing them for 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 the Dubai Aviation Authority, President of the Emirates Airlines Group, and Minister of Cabinet and Future Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, along with Officials from the country’s delegation participating in the forum, sign a joint cooperation agreement in this regard between the UAE and the World Economic Forum, within the forum’s agenda, 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 US, Denmark and a number of major international companies and organizations.
The Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Hamid Balhoul Al Falasi, signed the agreement to make the UAE an active member of the program, which will extend for the next ten years, and aims to provide better skills and education for a billion people around the world, and enhance the quality of life for future generations, which is in line with With the slogan of the current World Economic Forum, "Davos 2020, Partners for a Coherent and Sustainable World."
The UAE is one of the first countries to support this initiative, and comes within the framework of completing the strategic partnership between the UAE and the World Economic Forum, which was translated through an agreement signed between the two parties to launch the initiative to reduce the future skills gap in the UAE and the region, during the World Economic Forum activities. In Dalian, China, last July, the initiative aims to find mechanisms to deal with global changes in the labor market as a result of accelerating technological transformations and the fourth industrial revolution, and to reduce the skills gap in line with the needs of the labor market to.
Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi said: “We are pleased to announce the support of global efforts to provide and spread education and support skills and provide the appropriate environment for them. We are seeking, through the signed agreement, to find appropriate solutions and invest 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. Humans".