Knowledge Summit starts tomorrow at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, UAE – Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 7th edition of the Knowledge Summit starts tomorrow (Monday 14 March 2022) at EXPO 2020 Dubai. The summit was organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The five-day summit, themed “Knowledge: Protecting Humanity and Planet in the Pandemic,” will include live sessions on March 14-15 and virtual conferences on March 16-18.

The Summit will focus on enabling broad and detailed discussions on multiple issues of common global interest and impact. It will bring together speakers from an internationally renowned pool of elite experts, academics and policy makers to examine the challenges of building a knowledge society and discuss the various opportunities and options that knowledge offers. Another important goal is to formulate effective solutions and tools that would enable countries to achieve their development plans within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The launch of the Knowledge Summit is in line with the UAE’s drive to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge. It will also highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with building knowledge societies in the face of the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. EXPO 2020 was chosen for its international audience and global reach, which would allow for an intersectional perspective on different topics. It will serve as an ideal platform to engage in constructive debates and discussions about the knowledge industry and its role in addressing current and future challenges, while exploring human intelligence and performance.

The main sessions deal with broad topics, in particular “Knowledge drives the future”, “Web Education 3.0 – The Metaversity”, “The role and impact of the media during the crisis: COVID-19 (as an example)”, “Pandemics and their effects “. on climate: A double-edged sword, Food security: Between sustainable supply chains and self-sufficiency, Creative thinking: Towards poverty-free societies, Mental health and pandemics, Young entrepreneurship, Epidemiology and public health: A profound impact on how we live our lives” and “How is COVID-19 changing the legal landscape?”

Parallel sessions under the Knowledge Space banner will also discuss various topics such as ‘Scaling Resilience in Times of Uncertainty’, ‘A New Model of Education’, ‘Disseminating Knowledge in Non-Traditional Ways: The Researcher’s Experience’, ‘Fostering Collaborative and Innovation Mechanisms to Address Risks’, ‘Fostering Science and Policy Dialogue: Science-Policy Interfaces’, ‘Growth of the Knowledge Economy in the Age of Intangibles’ and ‘Data Availability and Access: The Key to Resilience’.

The sessions will also show the Arab countries’ results in the 2021 Global Knowledge Index and the results of the Social Progress Index, which measures the level of social progress in the countries. The report is based on multiple criteria designed to measure well-being, opportunity and basic human needs. It is considered the most comprehensive measure of social and environmental performance.

In addition, the summit will also witness the release of the third edition of the Future of Knowledge Foresight Report. This report will review the future knowledge landscape and analyze differences in transformation capacities of different countries in the face of major global risks. This report, compiled on the basis of extensive data spanning two years, will also provide new insights into countries’ preparedness to face future risks.

For the first time, the Knowledge Summit events will also continue virtually through conferences on the website platform from March 16th to 18th. These sessions cover various topics such as “Effective Leadership During Crisis: Transforming Cultures & Driving Innovation”, “Reinventing Jobs and Employment”, “Resilient Infrastructure: A Long-Term Profitable Investment”, “Water Security: A Cornerstone for Economic, Social and Environmental”. Development”, “SDG-based Learning: Qualifying Young Changemakers”, “Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business: An Industry 4.0 Perspective” and “Coexistence and Synergies in the Sea Space”.

The main priority of the MBRF is to promote knowledge among the societies of the region and the world that will contribute to empowerment. Striving to implement an action plan that creates faster and more accurate solutions to health, environmental, economic and social challenges, the foundation aims to create a brighter future with a clear path to sustainable development.


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