Dubai Future Foundation launches the second batch of “Future Experts”

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  • Abdullah Al-Basti: A new step to empower national cadres
  • Khalfan Belhoul: Enhancing employee participation in designing the future

Dubai: «The Gulf»

The Dubai Future Foundation, in partnership with the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, launched the second batch of the Dubai Future Experts Program, which aims to develop national capabilities and competencies and provide them with the knowledge and expertise necessary to activate their role in the field of future foresight and design.

The second batch of the Dubai Future Experts Program includes employees from 18 government agencies in Dubai from senior and middle management levels in 10 vital sectors, and covers 3 main levels: “Future Analyst”, “Future Executive” and “Future Strategist”, and it provides the affiliates with the opportunity to graduate. Between these levels to acquire more experiences, skills and knowledge that support future foresight and design processes in vital sectors.

The second batch was launched in the presence of Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, and a number of directors and officials in government agencies in Dubai.

Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, stressed that the launch of the second batch of the program, in cooperation between the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai and the Dubai Future Foundation, constitutes a new step to empower national cadres and enhance their readiness for the future.

He said: “The sustainability of our development process involves building people, enhancing their capabilities, and upgrading their experiences and skills, to keep pace with the leadership approach that is based on continuous development, anticipating the future and anticipating its variables and challenges. The Dubai Future Experts Program plays a prominent role in attracting national minds and competencies to advance their capabilities and prepare them to participate effectively in Shaping our future.

For his part, Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, stressed the keenness of the Dubai Future Foundation to empower national competencies and build their capabilities in various fields, in translation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Dubai Future Foundation, in enhancing employee participation in shaping the future and designing innovative solutions to challenges, thus consolidating Dubai’s position as a global center for developing ideas and creating the future

Khalfan Belhoul pointed out that the Dubai Future Experts Program is working to prepare experts who are capable of foreseeing the future, by developing their skills and capabilities, enabling them to develop proposals and creative ideas, and involving them in designing innovative solutions and initiatives that are adopted and transformed into a tangible reality for application in the areas of government work, in a way that supports The process of development and development witnessed by Dubai.

The first level of the program is implemented over a period of 6 months, and includes holding a series of workshops and practical training on future foresight skills, design strategies and application mechanisms, in addition to building the skills of associates in project management, future research studies, and developing initiatives and future leadership concepts.

Participants in the Dubai Future Experts Program were selected after evaluating affiliation requests from more than 90 government and semi-governmental entities in many sectors.

In a related context, the Dubai Future Foundation launched the second level for the first batch, with the participation of qualified affiliates for this level from 8 government agencies in Dubai. The second level program includes the work of each affiliate on a research project to develop a roadmap for the future of the government entity in which he works, in line with the main axes of the centenary Emirates 2071.





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