World Government Summit 2022
29 — 30 Mar 2022
Expo 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Summit in Numbers
The agenda will focus on shaping a better future for humanity and will highlight 8 main themes.
Building Cities of the Future
In a rapidly urbanizing world, 70% of the world population will live in cities by 2050. The way cities are designed and operate will define the path to sustainability, based on decisions made towards smart infrastructure, transportation systems, energy and production and consumption, waste management, and citizens’ engagement as partners in driving change.
Actioning Sustainability for Positive Impact
The impact of climate change is increasingly visible and devastating. Youth are lobbying for change, yet progress on curbing global emissions have reached a standstill. Successful climate action is needed that builds scalable partnerships and incentivizes the advancement and adoption of renewable energy, new technologies, and most importantly, social responsibility to win the race to net-zero for humanity.
Exploring the Frontiers
Human curiosity and ingenuity always pushed the boundaries of knowledge, science and technology to solve some of its greatest challenges to shape a better future. Exploring the next frontier is in the very nature of humanity and the key to our survival.
Empowering Societal Resilience
The fraying of social fabric is increasingly exasperated by inequality, the spread of fake news on digital platforms as well as the rise of populism, intolerance and extremism. Governments must lead the way with better regulation and foster global dialogue on human values, identity, faith, culture, arts, sports and peace.
Enabling the Future of Education and Work
The acceleration of digital transformation has enabled a “new normal” for education and work that transcends geography and allows for greater flexibility. As the world changes, so will the skills that are needed in the future workforce. Lifelong learning, upskilling, and reskilling will become the new norm as generational divides get bridged and, globally, the digital divide.
Accelerating Global Economic Recovery
To avoid future man-made catastrophes, the global economy will need to grow in harmony, and adapt to the rapid technological changes which are shaping the future of trade and the global economy. Agile, inclusive and sustainable growth will offer a solid foundation from which prosperity, transparency, and trust can grow.
Policies that Drive Progress & Government Development
Building back better and preparing for unprecedented times in the age of interdependence demands a new blueprint for governments, at the heart of which are policies that enable innovative use of technology and new modes of collaboration. Government will be increasingly mobile, serving as a platform that brings different ideas, resources, and actors together to drive progress.
Designing the Future of Healthcare Systems
Next generation healthcare driven by digitalization, artificial intelligence, and mobile connectivity will transform public health. Global collaboration and the responsible use of health data will accelerate leaps in medical research, healthcare provision and accessibility. To revolutionize healthcare systems, governments will need to work together to build-in resilience, solidarity and preparedness across the board.
Summit forums engages in dialogues with experts and thought leaders which are held publicly and privately in collaboration with governments, private sector and international partners.