By Rafiq Vayani
ABU DHABI: The organizing committee of Aqdar World Summit held a press conference in Abu Dhabi today, where it announced the conference agenda, workshops, and the activities to be held during the summit which will take place in Moscow. The organizing committee members have also announced the names of the main speakers in this global event that highly emphasizes on empowering strong generations and provide them with knowledge and expertise to develop advanced communities.
The third edition of Aqdar World Summit features a unique participation of 12 high-profile UAE officials including 8 ministries led by Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who will deliver the opening ceremony keynote speech. The top-notch speakers will discuss various topics related to human empowerment in fields like, education, culture, technology, and others while focusing on 3 main topics; Education and National Service: The Fundamentals for Empowering UAE Youth, The Technical, Intellectual, and Food Security: The Strategic Pillars to Empower Communities and Youth – The UAE Model, and The Role of the Advanced Sciences and Future Projects in Empowering and Improving the Well-Being of Communities.
The press conference was attended by H.E. Maryam Al Hammadi, Assistant Director General for Government Performance, Advisor Dr. Ibrahim Al Dabal, CEO of Khalifa Empowerment Program-Aqdar, Colonel Dr. Abdulrahman Al Mansoori, General Coordinator of Khalifa Empowerment Program, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Aqdar World Summit, in addition to a number of officials, supporters, partners, and members of the media agencies from the UAE and abroad.
Aqdar World Summit will be held for the first time in the Russian Capital, Moscow, from 29 August – 1 September 2019 under the theme “Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons Learned”. This year, the summit attracts leaders, dignitaries, leading experts, and speakers from around the world who will shed light on humanitarian issues and the development of sustainable individuals and societies. The summit will also discuss education and its role in developing countries as it is the driving force of development in any community.
During the press conference, the organizing committee of Aqdar World Summit announced the comprehensive agenda of the summit that will witness the participation of H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, who will talk about “Developing the UAE Education System: UAE Schools as a Model”. While H.E. Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National Service and Reserve Authority will discuss various matters in a session titled “Empowering the Emirati Children to achieve Global Citizenship”. Furthermore, H.E. Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills will offer his insights on a topic titled “Reaching the Space through the Higher Education Strategies and the Advanced Skills” while H.E. Mohamed Al Junaibi, Director of the Presidents Protocol Office at the Ministry of presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Special Olympics World Games-Abu Dhabi 2019 will participate in a session under the title “The UAE Model in Global Empowerment of People of Determination – the Special Olympics”.
Moreover, the second day of the summit will feature the participation of H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, who will talk about “Artificial Intelligence: The UAE Portal to the Future”, H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security, speaking about “UAE Food Security Strategy for the Next Generations”, H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth, discussing the topic “Beyond the Rhetoric – A Living Case Study of Youth Empowerment in the UAE”, and H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Hedayah International Center, Chairman of the World Council of Muslim Communities, talking about “UAE Strategy in Countering Intellectual Extremism”.
The third session that will be held under the theme “The Role of the Advanced Sciences and Future Projects in Empowering and Improving the Well-Being of Communities.” will include the participation of H.E. Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, who will be speaking about “Re-Engineering the Community to Empower its Individuals”, H.E. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, who will deliver a keynote speech on “UAE Empowerment for Future and Advanced Sciences: Challenges and Success Factors”, and H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority who will key mark the topic “Renewable Energy Economy in UAE”.
Speaking about Aqdar World Summit, H.E. Brigadier Mohammed Hamid Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Head of the Office of H.H. Deputy Prime Minister of Interior, said: “Aqdar World Summit is one of the unique global and humanitarian initiatives that support the vision of the United Arab Emirates in spreading tolerance and building stronger communities intellectually, scientifically, and morally on the basis of peace, love and co-existence. These initiatives also emphasize on the global role of the United Arab Emirates in the coordination and cooperation domain at international levels to achieve prosperity for individuals and societies.” He continued, “the UAE has set itself as a role model in empowerment and has always followed the steps of our wise leaders who work diligently to spread the noble values of the UAE in terms of tolerance and accepting the others.”