Both are launched via virtual platforms

The Abu Dhabi Cultural Summit ... 3 days with fruitful dialogues

Muhammad Khalifa Al-Mubarak

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi unveiled the program for the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Summit, which is organized through virtual platforms under the slogan "Culture and its Role in Promoting Economic Growth", during the period from the eighth to March 10.

The fourth edition of the Summit will witness the participation of a group of experts from different sectors, including heritage, arts, media, cultural policies, design and technology, as part of a series of dialogues, discussion sessions, technical dialogues and performance performances.

The general program highlights the challenges and opportunities for concerted efforts to work together to develop and build flexible and cooperative creative systems. It will also address the social and economic gains achieved by the creative and cultural sector around the world, with a special focus on the importance of exchanging knowledge and inspiring ideas and developing effective mechanisms and policies.

"The summit adopts an ambitious vision in pursuit of its goal of creating a positive global impact by providing a platform that brings together leaders and experts of the cultural sector and the most prominent personalities from various fields related to the sector," said head of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak.

“In this year's edition, we seek, through the Summit Program, to effectively affirm the positive and influential role of culture, through the fruitful dialogues that are held for the first time on virtual platforms and are available to audiences from all over the world,” he added.

We look forward to finding innovative solutions and ideas capable of facing challenges and pressing issues with the aim of bringing about positive and tangible change along with the development of cultural fields, as they are an essential tributary in the process of recovery, growth and development for any economy around the world. ”

The summit will include a series of sessions and dialogues dealing with the recovery and development of the sector after the "Covid-19" pandemic, by laying the foundations for a new cultural environment with higher levels of flexibility and adaptation to ensure its ability to face future challenges. The summit will also address the initiative "International Year of Creative Economy." For Sustainable Development 2021 affiliated to UNESCO.

The Abu Dhabi Cultural Summit cooperates with a group of prominent partners from cultural institutions with expertise. The list of partners includes UNESCO and the Solomon R.

Guggenheim, The Economist Events, Google, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the London Museum of Design.

For her part, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said: “The aim of the initiative (International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021) is to maximize the role of culture in supporting the global economy, especially at a time when the world is looking to recover from the repercussions of the Covid pandemic. 19-With the achievement of the sustainable development goals ».

She added, “As we move forward on the path of recovery, we must first measure the scale of the pandemic’s impact on the cultural and creative industries, which is what UNESCO, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Cultural Summit, seeks to realize and achieve, which makes this cultural forum one of the most prominent and important events on the cultural agenda. International ».

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