His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Foundation, affirmed that successful future governments are best able to benefit from the lessons and challenges of the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, to be a strategic turning point for the development of their major economies and sectors, and the design of new mechanisms for methods. Its work, providing its services, and methods of communicating with its citizens.
This came in His Excellency’s speech during the opening session of the “World Government Summit Dialogues” which was launched today “Tuesday” under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “May God protect him”, and attracts international leaders, speakers and elite From experts, specialists, and a number of international organization officials and business leaders from around the world, for a period of two days, with the aim of discussing the most prominent new global trends and sharing visions and ideas aimed at enhancing the readiness of governments to face future challenges.
Al-Gergawi said that the “World Government Summit Dialogues” is an ideal opportunity to exchange views and perceptions of the future of humanity and the work of governments, and to anticipate the changes that we will witness after 2021, stressing that international partnerships based on a positive outlook for the future and the constant endeavor to enhance peace, support innovation and improve the quality of life of individuals constitute major pillars in achieving Aspirations of world societies.
In his speech, titled “Major Global Trends in the Next Decade,” he added that the year 2021 will be an important stage in the history of the world, if governments cooperate with each other to address urgent issues and explore innovative solutions to them. And the ability to face changes and transformations, and we must design new measures of success, and enhance the role of technology and the participation of societies in designing the future. “
– To test the readiness of governments and the design of the future.
The President of the World Government Summit said: “Humanity has faced various challenges in the past, but history always reminds us of some milestones that constituted a turning point in the journey of humanity, and the world will not forget the year 2020, which provided an opportunity to face new challenges in various sectors, which allowed us to test health care and education systems. And the ability of governments to adapt and deal with them flexibly, “noting that the focus of governments during the coming period should not be limited to efforts to achieve recovery from the effects of the pandemic, but also must continue to unify global efforts to design a better future for societies.
He added that the pandemic has cast a shadow on the social and psychological level in all societies, as the generation that witnessed the consequences of this epidemic will find itself facing many challenges related to its mental health, similar to the generation that lived through the Second World War, so governments have a pivotal role in developing comprehensive strategies that take into account the needs of their societies. In the next decade, as the current generation faces multiple risks related to economic and employment security, sustainable life and mental health.
Al-Gergawi stressed that the world’s response to the epidemic has been strengthened by the unity of minds, hearts and resources in order to overcome challenges, so that several vaccines for the virus will be developed in just 8 months thanks to cooperation between scientists and the support of governments, the private sector and the scientific community.
He said: “We must continue this positive humanitarian approach to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of vaccines throughout the world, and we must always remember that the world will recover when people are safe everywhere.”
He added, “The World Bank estimates that 150 million people suffer from extreme poverty, while about 3.3 billion people (more than 40% of the world’s population) live below the poverty line, and that is why directing our economies to their right course and returning people to productive jobs, A top priority for all governments of the world. ”
Dialogue sessions focusing on global challenges
The sessions of the first day of the World Government Summit dialogues focused on the major transformations in vital sectors, and the “Building Trust and Credibility in the Next Generation of Leaders” session, in which Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, spoke, dealt with the importance of cooperation and transparent interaction between governments, the private sector and society to address the challenges. Urgent matters such as sustainability, enhancing future skills, and providing correct data, information and data.
Tony Elumelo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Ayers Holdings”, United Bank of Africa and Transcorp, founder of the Tony Elumelo Foundation, participated in a session entitled “The future from an African perspective: 2021 and beyond” in which he reviewed ways to activate the tremendous potential of the continent, and how African leaders can collaborate to achieve Qualitative shifts for societies.
The dialogues also included a session entitled “The Future from an Asian Perspective”, in which Nandan Nilkani, co-founder of Infosys, and Samir Saran, President of the Observer Research Foundation, participated in the session, which dealt with the role of Asian countries in shaping the future of the new world order after the Corona pandemic.
The session “Decentralized Financing for Building an Integrated Economy”, in which Utah Steiner, CEO and Founder of “Parity Technologies” spoke, reviewed
The role of the Covid-19 pandemic in emphasizing the importance of having flexible and decentralized practical alternatives to traditional financial systems and developing the employment of encrypted data and new financial technologies in global economic activities.
In a session titled “Cryptocurrencies: Will 2021 Be a Turning Point in Financial Dealings” – Anthony Urio, founder and CEO of Elitral and co-founder of Ethereum, Denel Dickson, CEO and CEO of Stellar Development Corporation, and Brooke Pierce, founder of Blockchain Capital And Saqr Erekat, a blockchain expert and government sector consultant at IBM, expressed their visions and expectations for the future of blockchain technology that could lead to cryptocurrencies replacing banks and banking services in the coming years.
The “Genius in Decision-Making in Times of Crisis” session was hosted by Professor Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize-winning Professor of Psychology in Economic Sciences, while Nichimia Perez, President of the Perez Center for Peace and Innovation, and Maurice Levy, Chairman of the Publicis Group Board of Directors, will participate in the “Innovation in Building Bridges of Peace” session. For prosperity. ”
The World Government Summit’s dialogues concluded on its first day with a session entitled “Observing the signs and studying the data: a future vision for the next decade,” with the participation of Professor Paul Saffo, future advisor and engineering professor at Stanford University, and Corinne Yosio, editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine, in a dialogue about the need for decisive and immediate action. To protect community members from current and future challenges.
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