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Jun 21, 2022

WGS report urges five actions to reduce emissions by over 80 percent

A report released by the World Government Summit (WGS) urged governments in the Middle East to focus on harmonising national priorities and strategies to achieve climate neutrality.
Jun 09, 2022

WGS offers key insights to effectively implement net zero strategies in newly released report

A knowledge report published by WGS organisation has called upon countries and governments around the world to intensify their efforts in fulfilling their commitments to achieve CO2 emission reduction goals in key national sectors.
May 30, 2022

WGS report warns of talent drain in $600 billion chip market

The brain drain is a direct challenge for future development, especially in the technological industries monopolised by a handful of companies in an ever-growing chip market now worth more than US$600 billion.
May 25, 2022

WGS report highlights key recommendations for governments to achieve healthcare transformation

The time is now right for governments to lead positive transformation in the healthcare sector, a report released by the World Government Summit organisation in partnership with leading consultancy firm KPMG has concluded. Source: WAM
May 21, 2022

Radical transformation needed across educational institutions to stay ahead of the curve – WGS and KPMG report

A report released by The World Government Summit Organization in partnership with KPMG titled ‘The Future of Higher Education within the Knowledge Economy’, outlines the need to build more resilient and agile education systems.
Apr 25, 2022

WGS - PwC report introduces mainstream wellbeing services by 2025 in bid to combat COVID impact

A report released by the World Government Summit (WGS) Organisation focuses on introducing mainstream mental health services by the government by the year 2025 in a bid to combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing.
Apr 19, 2022

WGS report calls for building climate-resilient pathways to achieve equitable development

A report published by the World Government Summit Organisation, in partnership with the consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, has warned that the acceleration, complexity, and scale of climate change events will have a devastating impact on global development.
Mar 30, 2022

Sultan of Brunei stresses peace and security ‘critical’ as he calls for closer integration with ASEAN

His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, today outlined his concerns at new threats to economic and political stability, at the World Government Summit (WGS2022).
Mar 30, 2022

Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance receives Best Minister in the World Award

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, presented Azucena Arbeleche, Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance, with the Best Minister in the World Award.
Mar 29, 2022

World is facing unprecedented speed of change, Governments’ are being tested: Mohammad Al Gergawi

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organization, opened the first day of WGS2022 by setting out how governments need to adapt to an accelerating speed of change.
Mar 29, 2022

Artificial intelligence will add US$10 trillion to global economy: IBM CEO

Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO of IBM, said that artificial intelligence (AI) will add up to US$10 trillion to the global economy in the next decade.
Mar 24, 2022

WGS2022 to feature 15 global forums to tackle future challenges

The World Government Summit (WGS2022) will organise 15 global forums, including six new forums, tasked with tackling the threats emerging from volatile financial markets and new virtual worlds as society recovers from the unprecedented disruption of the pandemic.
Mar 24, 2022

WGS announces strategic partnerships to organise 'Investopia'; 'Arab Meeting for Young Leaders'; 'Best Minister in the World Award'

The World Government Summit Foundation (WGS Foundation) today signed three strategic partnerships to host new initiatives and forums during the eighth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS2022), which will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai between March 29-30.
Mar 24, 2022

World Government Summit 2022 announces key partners to accelerate platform’s mission to shape a new era of agile governance

The World Government Summit (WGS) 2022 eighth edition is set to help shape the future of government and design a post-pandemic era marked by rapid and inclusive socio-economic recovery.
Mar 24, 2022

World Government Summit hailed "Summit of the next Decade" ahead of eighth edition of global event in Dubai

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organisation (WGS), today said that the World Government Summit (WGS) has become the largest global platform for shaping the future of governments, thanks to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Jan 19, 2022

WGS highlights digital transformation being vital to addressing future cities’ challenges

As cities around the world are facing a range of new challenges, a recent report has highlighted factors that can help governments formulate resilient, agile plans for long-term growth.
Dec 22, 2021

World Government Summit hosts third annual CEO Dialogue

The World Government Summit (WGS) hosted the third annual CEO Dialogue under the theme "MENA’s future challenges and opportunities.
Dec 19, 2021

WGS launches new report on 'Improving Public Service as a Career of Choice'

The World Government Summit has launched a new report titled "Public Service Workforce Disrupted: Evidence for Improving Public Service as a Career of Choice Around the World", in collaboration with Accenture.
Nov 22, 2021

Governments need to enhance the services of smart cities and build their cybersecurity capabilities to keep pace with the rapid urbanization and technological advancements

Dubai, October 2021: By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Catering to the demands of this ever-increasing population in cities and the impacts on business operations will require innovative methods and digital solutions to accomplish this. While smart cities continue to invest in emerging and disruptive technologies to develop sustainably and navigate the new era of resident demands, such rapid digitalization presents an opaque universe of cyber threats that may cause significant harm.
Nov 22, 2021

Strengthening the Resilience of Healthcare Systems to Enable Governments to Face Future Challenges

Dubai, October 2021: It has become apparent that healthcare systems around the world are not prepared to meet the demands of the populations they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored this harsh reality, where strengthening the resilience of health systems is a key to enable governments to face future challenges.
Nov 22, 2021

World Government Summit Signs Partnership Agreement with EDGE Group

Dubai-UAE: September, 2021 - The World Government Summit Organization has signed a partnership agreement with the EDGE, the region’s leading advanced technology group, as part of its continuous efforts to enhance cooperation and expand the circle of partnerships aimed at exchanging knowledge and innovative ideas that support government efforts to foresee the future.
Oct 31, 2021

World Government Summit report suggests enhancing smart cities’ services, cybersecurity capabilities

By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, according to a new study of the World Government Summit (WGS).
Sep 26, 2021

World Government Summit signs partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute

The World Government Summit Organization signed a partnership agreement with Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), as part of its efforts to expand partnerships aimed at promoting scientific research, and the exchange of knowledge, best practices and success stories in the fields of innovation and advanced technology.
Sep 20, 2021

The World Government Summit Organization hosts an international meeting to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs and announces 2nd term of the Global Councils on SDGs initiative with a wide global participation

The World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre and the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations hosted the inaugural meeting that took place virtually under the theme “Galvanizing the Global Acceleration of the SDGs” on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Aug 30, 2021

IRENA, World Government Summit to advance renewable energy transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and World Government Summit today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote the development of the renewable energy sector globally.
Aug 22, 2021

World Government Summit: Building resilience of cities develops their readiness for future transformations

The World Government Summit has launched a report entitled "Time to Future Proof: A blueprint for holistic urban resilience", in partnership with Strategy& Middle East, part of the PwC network.
Aug 22, 2021

Mohamed Al Sharhan appointed as Deputy Managing Director of World Government Summit Organisation

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organisation, has approved the appointment of Mohamed Yousef Al Sharhan as Deputy Managing Director of WGS, in a step that embodies the directions of the UAE leadership to empower the youth, and enable them into creating effective change and play a pivotal role designing their future.
Jul 08, 2021

The World Government Summit launches “De-risking the Investment Landscape in the GCC” report in partnership with Oliver Wyman

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organization, stated that the global changes that occurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic has imposed radical changes in how governments work; it has emphasized that social and economic priorities are key in the work of governments.
Jul 08, 2021

World Government Summit Report Outlines 21 Priorities for Governments in 2021

The World Government Summit Organization (WGS) today launched a new report highlighting 21 critical priorities for the world’s governments as they rebuild and recover from the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Jun 21, 2021

World Government Summit Announces 8 Knowledge Partnerships to Empower the Next Generation of Governments

World Government Summit announced today 8 new knowledge partnerships, with the most prominent consulting companies and specialized global research institutions, to launch a series of reports and studies to identify the most important trends and new opportunities to support governments and enhance their readiness for the future and the world beyond the COVID-19.
Mar 31, 2021

World Government Summit launches 'Exceptional Edition' for world's Best Minister Award

The World Government Summit has launched an "Exceptional Edition" of the Best Minister Award in the world, to honour leading figures who have made distinguished achievements serving humanity in facing the difficult global challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 30, 2021

WGS Dialogues: Director General of World Health Organization Highlights Importance of Strong, Resilient Health Systems

• Vaccines must be shared equitably between nations • Health must be seen not as a cost but as an investment in future
Mar 30, 2021

Global immunization by 2022 a “reasonable prospect” given fair vaccine distribution, says COVID-19 Special Envoy to WHO

The world’s leading healthcare experts and key stakeholders today delivered an impassioned plea for an equitable solution to global vaccination against COVID-19, in a virtual session titled ‘Will the Earth’s Population be Vaccinated by 2021’ on Day 2 of the World Government Summit Dialogues.
Mar 30, 2021

WGS Dialogues: Developing countries can drive energy transition from coal to gas – Siemens Energy CEO

Dr. Ing. Christian Bruch: Governments have moral responsibility to invest in decarbonization efforts, ensure people have access to clean energy
Mar 30, 2021

Elon Musk’s plan for life on Mars a ‘dangerous delusion’, says astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees at World Government Summit

Renowned scientist plays down suggestions that humans could live on Mars long-term Lord Rees says the “hostile environment” is like living on the South Pole, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson adds that SpaceX CEO Musk’s plan is “unrealistic”
Mar 10, 2021

WGS Dialogues: Today’s World Requires a Global Governance Structure to Tackle Borderless Problems, Says Professor Paul Saffo

Renowned futurist and technology forecaster underscores need to change behavior patterns as human race hurtles towards becoming climate refugees in next 30 years
Mar 10, 2021

Peaceful co-existence with Israel can unleash new wave of innovative talent in Middle East, World Government Summit told

Innovation and peace represent core factors in achieving prosperity for peoples and societies. They can be the two driving forces behind efforts to shape the world's future in the post-COVID-19 era, virtual audiences heard today, during a session titled ‘Finding Peace Within a Crisis... Moving Beyond the Pandemic’, at the World Government Summit Dialogues.
Mar 10, 2021

Prof Daniel Kahneman: Cognitive bias separates success from failure in crisis management

Prof Daniel Kahneman, a psychology professor who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and one of the founders of behavioral economics, stressed that relying on intuition and unfounded expectations represents a cognitive bias that separates success from failure in crisis management.
Mar 10, 2021

Brock Pierce: Cryptocurrency could be the greatest wealth trend in the history of the world

China with its digital yuan is a leader in the field of digital currencies. However, other countries are closely following suit. This was the consensus of a session titled ‘Is Crypto the New Currency Beyond 2021?’ on day one of the World Government Summit (WGS) Dialogues.
Mar 10, 2021

World Government Summit Dialogues explore strategic aspects of economic trends

Cloud and blockchain technologies have enormous potential to fast-track the adoption of innovations in developing decentralized financial models and direct financing, and empower individuals and entrepreneurs to build more sustainable and stronger future digital economies.
Mar 10, 2021

Herd immunity in Asia will catalyze comeback of travel industry

• Nandan Nilekani: Asia’s economies will recover quicker than most from the pandemic • Asia’s Tourism, travel and hospitality sectors will witness a boom in next few months • Globalization of services will be a key sector government can invest in • “Splinter-net” trend could lead to multiple variations of the internet based on a country’s profile and government
Mar 10, 2021

Tony Elumelu: The pandemic presents an opportunity to set Africa on path to sustainable future

• Energy access plays crucial role in poverty alleviation in Africa post-2021 • Prosperity is key to lasting peace in Africa
Mar 10, 2021

Greater transparency essential for leaders to rebuild public trust – Richard Edelman

Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, emphasized that governments must usher in a new era of cooperation and transparency with the media and citizens after public trust in their leaders has hit an all-time low.
Mar 10, 2021

World Government Summit Dialogues: Mohammad Al Gergawi Urges World Governments to Adapt Lessons Learnt from Pandemic to Overcome Challenges, Identify Opportunities

His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organization, stressed that successful future governments will be those capable of adapting the lessons from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to identify growth opportunities.
Dec 09, 2020

World Government Summit Explores Future Opportunities in Africa

World Government Summit in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the African Union – African Peer Review Mechanism (AU-APRM), held the Africa Futures Forum, aiming to share successful experiences, strategies, and outline visions for the future.
Dec 08, 2020

World Government Summit hosts 'Preparing for the Next Decade' Forum 1,000 government officials and experts discuss ways for strengthening international efforts to implement Sustainable Development Goals

The “SDGs in Action” forum hosted by the World Government Summit, on "Preparing for the Next Decade", discussed the role of governments in implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowering individuals and communities, and developing the infrastructure needed to achieve the UN Agenda 2030
Oct 26, 2020

World Government Summit, UN share visions for prosperous future

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit, stated that the United Nations has created hope for the future and promoted international cooperation since its inception 75 years ago. He has also highlighted the importance of spreading positive values among communities, in light of its strong belief that peace is the only way to build a better future and achieve development, he added.
Oct 26, 2020

In "75 Minutes for Global Cooperation" WGS Explores the Future of Digital Cooperation, Education, Employment and Climate Change

Within the framework of the World Government Summit, the global virtual dialogue "75 Minutes for Global Cooperation" discussed the future of digital cooperation, education, employment, and climate change. The dialogue hosted a group of prominent Emirati and international officials and experts, and was held in partnership with the United Nations, as part of the UN 75 initiative launched on its 75th anniversary under the theme "The Future We Want .. The UN We Need".
Jun 22, 2020

WGS Virtual Health Forum: National Unity and Global Solidarity Key in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic

His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of the World Government Summit (WGS), stressed that strengthening global cooperation and developing opportunities for global partnerships in shaping the future is a key objective for the World Government Summit. In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide a global platform for dialogue and knowledge exchange and using it to serve humanity and to create a better future for the future generations.
Jun 15, 2020

WGS Explores Post-COVID-19 Future Scenarios

In line with its efforts to enhance the capabilities of governments to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and build a better future for humanity, the World Government Summit Organization explored the future scenarios of the global order post the Covid-19 pandemic and the role of governments in addressing the current crisis, through analyzing its latest developments and impacts on governments.
Jun 15, 2020

COVID-19 & Government: Data-Powered Governments Are More Agile and Successful in Tackling All Aspects of the virus

Governments have a strong role to play in lessening the profound negative psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people around the globe, and they can do it through data.
Jun 10, 2020

World Government Summit Shapes Economic Future and Explores Hidden Innovation Potential

The World Government Summit (WGS) emphasized the need to bolster open global partnership and employing modern technology to explore and build on new opportunities, in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its implications.
Feb 17, 2019

Al-Gergawi: Mohammed bin Rashid made the World Summit of Governments a platform for 140 governments

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has made the World Summit of Governments a platform for 140 governments around the world to become a laboratory and platform.
Feb 17, 2019

Through vision of Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed, World Government Summit began formation of governments of the future: Al Gergawi

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and Chairman of the World Government Summit, stated that the summit, through the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, began the formation of the governments of the future.
Feb 17, 2019

Mohammed bin Rashid reviews Sky Pod models

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has reviewed two models of the Sky Pods, a mobility system being tested by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in conjunction with Skyway Greentech Co. The Sky Pods form part of the RTA’s initiatives aimed at addressing the future of Dubai’s mobility needs.
Feb 12, 2019

WGS 2019: World Government Summit Proves Catalyst for Serious Global Change

Presidents, Prime Ministers, business leaders, philanthropists gather in Dubai to map-out sustainable future for citizens Rwanda President Paul Kagame: Africa can realize its full potential if it becomes a united continent Imran Khan, Harrison Ford, Christine Lagarde, Tony Robbins, Sheikh Hamdan among speakers Pope Francis makes historic video address
Feb 12, 2019

Estonian representatives share digitization successes at WGS

A track of sessions titled ‘Best Practices From Estonia – Europe’s Digital Leader’, held on the first day of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2019, brought together leading experts to discuss Estonia’s digitalization success journey to become one of the world’s leading e-societies, in a way that showcased the truly global incubator that the summit has become for the exchange of ideas in Dubai.
Feb 12, 2019

WGS 2019: 133 million new jobs may emerge in shake-up between humans and machines by 2022

One of the most senior officials of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, has called on governments and institutions around the world to collaborate far more closely around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR, to harness the opportunities of technological change to end poverty, curb inequalities, confront discrimination and ensure vast numbers of people are not left behind.
Feb 12, 2019

WGS 2019: Google VP says dawn of exciting new tech era is upon us

Improved public and private partnerships for the holistic benefit of the technology sector are crucial for governments across the world, advised a panel of thought-leaders at the seventh World Government Summit, WGS 2019.
Feb 12, 2019

Don’t blame technology for fake news, say panelists at session on Future of Communication in Technology

Panellists at a session on the ‘Future of Technology in Communications’ at the World Government Summit being held in Dubai from 10-12 February, said that technology is merely a channel and should not be blamed for the proliferation of fake news.
Feb 12, 2019

Her Excellency Dr. Amina J. Mohamed – Five Key Areas Will Enable Realization of Sustainable Development Goals

Knowledge exchange, accountable public institutions, national and local ownership, multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovation essential to the achievement of SDGs
Feb 12, 2019

IMF Managing Director commends UAE for strengthening its fiscal framework

The UAE is launching a fiscal risk management project with the IMF’s help and will produce its first fiscal stress test this year, according to Christine Lagarde, Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Feb 12, 2019

WGS 2019: Hurricanes, typhoons and flooding – it will only get worse, warn climate change experts

Governments around the world need to act now before the devastation wrought by climate change on the planet is irreparable, senior international leaders said today at the Climate Change Forum on the stage of the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019).
Feb 10, 2019

WGS 2019: Blockchain to create ‘a sea of opportunity’ for global trade – Bettina Warburg

Within the next five to 10 years, blockchain will fundamentally change the world economy as we know it. It will evolve age-old models of commerce and finance into a distributed, transparent and autonomous system for exchanging value, blockchain expert Bettina Warburg told delegates at a session titled ‘Tech, Blockchain and The Future of Trade’ at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) in Dubai.
Feb 10, 2019

WGS 2019: Recession Looming, Paul Krugman Cautions Governments to be Prepared

Delivering a sober outlook for global trade to an audience of international policymakers, Nobel Prize Laureate Economist Paul Krugman found little to be optimistic about amid a growing backlash against globalization.
Feb 10, 2019

WGS 2019: Leadership Expert Tony Robbins Working with UAE to Feed One Billion People

Leadership Expert, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Tony Robbins announced today that he is currently collaborating with the UAE leadership to feed one billion people, as part of a personal humanitarian project. Robbins’ announcement, made on the opening day of the World Government Summit in Dubai, sits perfectly within the broader context of the event that seeks to put citizens first in creating a brighter future for the international community.
Feb 14, 2017

Christine Lagarde stresses need for economic diversification

A focus on resilience, which includes economic diversification, is key for governments to prepare themselves in these uncertain times, said Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, during a session attended by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum .
Feb 14, 2017

Nuclear energy can help offset reliance on fossil fuels as global demand for power projected to hit record levels, say energy experts

Nuclear power can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy security, while delivering energy in the large and growing quantities needed to sustain an expanding world population and foster development.
Feb 14, 2017

RTA signs deal with Tesla to buy 200 electric vehicles

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, of Dubai signed an agreement with Tesla Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of autonomous electric vehicles, to buy 200 hybrid electric vehicles fitted with several components of autonomous driving technologies.
Feb 14, 2017

DEWA and CISCO discuss means of enhancing cooperation during World Government Summit 2017

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has met with John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco, to discuss enhancing cooperation, and implementing smart solutions to achieve the objectives set by Dubai Government towards the future of smart cities. During the meeting was held on the sidelines of the recently concluded World Government Summit 2017, Al Tayer was briefed on the latest smart solutions developed by Cisco to transform cities into smart cities, in adherence with DEWA’s framework to meet the increasing demand and enhance smart grids, while encouraging investments and developing infrastructure to transform Dubai into a smart city capable of managing its services through integrated smart systems. DEWA and Cisco exchanged best practices and experiences in international cyber security, and the Internet of Things, IoT. Dubai has achieved remarkable progress in transforming itself into one of the fastest growing smart cities in the world. This is a result of the unlimited support given by the government, and investments aimed at modernising infrastructure and stimulating digital innovation. Dubai is prepared to begin a new phase of progress, by adopting and benefitting from modern technology. "DEWA is committed to strengthening strategic cooperation with global technology companies such as Cisco and adopts innovation and excellence to provide world-class smart services, while making optimal use of modern technologies such as IoT. This enables us to provide a continuous supply of water and electricity services to citizens and residents of Dubai, based on the highest standards of efficiency and reliability, in an intelligent and innovative way, in adherence with the Smart Dubai initiative, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world," said Al Tayer. "Cisco supports DEWA’s efforts to develop smart infrastructure and adopt the latest innovations to achieve excellence in service provision and the happiness of customers. We are committed to providing the latest smart solutions that enable DEWA to play a prominent role in driving Dubai’s vision. DEWA has proven itself to be a leader in spearheading Dubai’s transformation into a smart city, and has contributed to establishing the city as a benchmark for smart cities all over the world," said Mike Weston, Vice President of Cisco Middle East.
Feb 14, 2017

The UAE Released a VR Tour of the First City on Mars

You’ve reached Mars, and the first stop on your tour of the Red Planet is a small hangar, done up in chrome and brown and rust. Here, you are welcomed by a holographic emissary before departing in your hovering spherical craft: “On behalf of the United Government of Mars, I would like to welcome you to your second home.”
Feb 14, 2016

Al Gargawi: Mohammed bin Rashid believes that shaping future governments is essential, rather than complementary, for all governments

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the World Government Summit, delivered the opening address at the fourth edition that opened today under the overarching theme, "Shaping Future Governments".
Feb 14, 2016

Financing and Monitoring are Challenges to Overcome to Realize 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Crunching numbers at an insightful panel discussion titled ‘The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming our Global Vision into Reality’, eminent panelists noted that the world today is looking at 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 sub-goals, more than 300 indicators and 15 years to reach the goals.
Feb 14, 2016

Mohammed inaugurates Museum of the Future

Organised by the Dubai Foundation for the Museum of the Future as part of the World Government Summit 2016, the Museum focuses on shaping the future of robotics and artificial intelligence and their impact on human life. It also offers a unique interactive experience to visitors by attempting to explore the future of this sector.
Feb 14, 2016

World Economic Forum Executive Chairman: UAE Can Become Role Model For Future

The UAE is already doing well in the competitiveness report, and has the capability to become a role model for the future, said Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Feb 11, 2016

US President Barack Obama to Address Leaders at World Government Summit at Inaugural Session

The fourth edition of the World Government Summit, under the title ‘Shaping Future Governments’, is set to run from February 8 to 10, 2016 under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the Madinat Jumeirah.
Feb 11, 2015

Plenary Session: UAE Smart Cities Outlook

Smarter cities make for happy residents
Feb 11, 2015

From Invest In to Invent In : Red Carpet G2B Services

Feb 11, 2015

Delivering Happiness

Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness. Using happiness as the business model to deliver profitability.
Feb 11, 2015

Measuring What Really Matters For Governments: Towards Global Indices for Government Services

People's perception, not just statistics, matters
Feb 11, 2015

Plenary Session: Innovation In Education

Mansour bin Zayed launches seven educational initiatives, announces new post for innovation
Feb 11, 2015

Main Address: The Future of Egypt

Egypt is writing a new chapter in its development, says Prime Minister
Feb 11, 2015

Cities of the Future: How Design and Technology will Change our Way of Living, Working and Commuting

Back to the future: The cities of tomorrow will take design cues from 5,000 years ago
Feb 11, 2015

Key Trends Shaping the Future of Government Services

To enable trust, government needs to be adaptive while getting the basics right.
Feb 11, 2015

Arab Universities Presidents Forum: Innovation in Higher Education Institutions

Schools need to adopt smart learning processes, say educators
Feb 10, 2015

The New Talent Dilemma

Employees’ skillset not catching up with current and future job market demand, says Blue.
Feb 10, 2015

Exponential Medicine: Technologies Affecting our Future of Health and Wellness

Health tech brings care out of the hospital and into the home, says Dr. Kraft
Feb 10, 2015

Main Address: Shaping Future Governments

Only transparency and innovation will restore trust in government, says Kiviniemi
Feb 10, 2015

Plenary Session: Meet Mr. Watson: How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Government Services

Machines can learn to interpret data like humans, says Meyerson
Feb 10, 2015

Plenary Session: #WeTheUAE

In the presence of Mohammed bin Rashid, Abdullah bin Zayed emphasizes UAE's success story cannot be narrated in a minute
Feb 10, 2015

Towards Gender Balance in Governments

Mohammed bin Rashid Forms the "UAE Gender Balance Council"
Feb 10, 2015

The Pursuit of Happiness

Why don’t we know what will make us happy
Feb 10, 2015

Plenary Session: One to One with Steve Wozniak

World-changing innovation is impossible without drive and imagination, says Wozniak
Feb 10, 2015

Behavioral Led Government Service Improvement

Continuous and effective communication by government can change citizens’ behavior, says Halpern
Feb 10, 2015

Sense-City: Giving a Sense to our Everyday City Data

Digital revolution rapidly changing lives and cities, says Ratti
Feb 10, 2015

Ten Types of Innovation: A 360 Degree View of What Makes an Exponential Impact

Innovation is about discipline, not creativity, says Keeley
Feb 10, 2015

Plenary Session: Smarter People, Smarter Cities, Smarter Governments

Being a smart city is directly linked with being a happy city
Feb 10, 2015

What makes a Good Country?

A concern for universal good improves global perception of a country, says Anholt
Feb 10, 2015

Bring the Future to Your Customers: How Robots Could Help Governments Deliver Better Services

Humanoid robots can interact intuitively with humans, says Maisonnier
Feb 10, 2015

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches ‘UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good’

Feb 09, 2015

Main Address: Education, the Driving Force for the Development of Korea

Education is the driving force of a nation’s development, says Korean Deputy PM Hwang
Feb 09, 2015

Plenary Session: Staying Ahead of the Curve: How Samsung Drives Innovation

he 3 P’s that drive innovation benefit governments and companies, says Samsung CEO
Feb 09, 2015

Main Address: The New Global Context and its Impact on the Role of Government

Governments need innovation and vision to restore trust, says Schwab.
Feb 09, 2015

The Future of Online Education

Online education “can bridge the learning gap”
Feb 09, 2015

Government Summit Main Plenary Session

Feb 09, 2015

Plenary Session: Progressive Patriotism

Saif bin Zayed: progressive patriotism drives future governments
Feb 09, 2015

e-Estonia: Unlocking the Power of Electronic and Mobile Government Services

Total e-government can even support e-citizens, says Kotka
Feb 09, 2015

The Entrepreneurial Government

Governments should act as ‘innovation incubators’, says Prof. Mazzucato
Feb 09, 2015

The Internet of Everything: How the Web will Transform Future Services

Governments can take a leaf out of technology’s book and decentralize, says ‘Wired’ co-founder Kelly
Feb 09, 2015

Healthcare Innovation: Investing in the Next Breakthrough Idea

People living longer is a huge challenge for governments
Feb 09, 2015

How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping our Economy

Governments need systems to keep pace with the digital economy, says Brynjolfsson
Feb 09, 2015

How Schools Kill Creativity

Creativity is the most powerful human ability, says Sir Ken
Feb 09, 2015

Main Address: Leaders must listen to the voice of the people, says Ban Ki Moon

Governments and leaders need to work transparently and inclusively to create sustainable development, said United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
Feb 09, 2015

Plenary Session: Arab Women: From Vision to Leadership

Women empowerment requires effective regulation in place
Feb 09, 2015

The Big Data Revolution: Transforming Raw-Data into Future Insights

Data is not enough; insight is crucial, says Dr. Rosling
Feb 08, 2015

Smart Policies for Innovative Public Sectors

Feb 12, 2014

Plenary: Towards a smarter world

Feb 12, 2014

Plenary: Citizen happiness - The formula for government success

Feb 12, 2014

Day 3 plenary smart government - government services at your fingertips

Feb 11, 2014

Smart societies for smart cities

Feb 11, 2014

Google workshop Johara 4

Feb 11, 2014

Banking on customer services: what governments can learn from the financial sector

Feb 11, 2014

The world in 2050

Feb 11, 2014

Main address: analysis of the latest international experiences

Feb 11, 2014

Latin america laying foundation for e-government

Feb 11, 2014

The secret: delighting your customers

Feb 11, 2014

Hospitality session

Feb 11, 2014

Impacting the future of government services: how technology can enhance the lives of citizens

Feb 11, 2014

Building a result-driven organization: management lessons from the world of football

Feb 11, 2014

Optimising government service delivery: the potential of public private partnerships

Feb 10, 2014

It's time for the third generation of government

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, addresses the Government Summit
Feb 10, 2014

Speech by Klaus Schwab

Main Address: The New Global Context and its Impact on the Role of Government
Feb 10, 2014

Social services in the arab world: opportunities & potential

Feb 10, 2014

Good governments vital for handling future challenges: oecd

Feb 10, 2014

Plenary: “inspired vision, infinite possibilities”

Feb 10, 2014

Plenary: “first class” government services: what governments can learn from leading airlines

Feb 10, 2014

Delivering effective healthcare service: government healthcare 2.0

Feb 10, 2014

The future of transportation: how smart mobility will shape cities of the future

Feb 10, 2014

World class services: first hand perspectives from global cities

Feb 10, 2014

HH Sheikh Saif honours uae students who contributed to achieving excellence

Feb 09, 2014

ESCWA and Arab e-Government managers holds pre government summit meeting

Government Summit enhances its position as global platform for exchanging knowledge by partnering with UN and other international organisations
Feb 07, 2014

Global experts seek ways to promote happiness of citizens through ‘government of the future’

The Government Summit presents an international platform for debate and discussions to shape the future of government services
Feb 07, 2014

GCC ministers to discuss ways to enhance customer service through joint efforts in smart government

Key session for the Government Summit announced
Feb 07, 2014

OECD meeting sets the tone for the government summit with discussions on open government and public sector innovation

Pre-summit meeting highlights role of e-government, open data and mobile government in improving service delivery in MENA and OECD states The Second Government Summit, which is being held from 10 to 12 February, 2014, under the theme Leading Government Services, kickstarted on 9
Dec 24, 2013

2nd government summit partners with ADCB

The Government Summit announces its partnership with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, who joins a group of other distinguished partners.
Dec 18, 2013

DU is ‘headline partner’ of the government summit 2014

The Government Summit announces its partnership with du, which joins a group of other distinguished partners as Headline Partner.
Dec 14, 2013

2nd government summit focuses on citizen happiness, lessons from the private sector, and the future of government services

Jun 02, 2013

Government summit report

Understand more detail behind the sessions and workshops at the United Arab Emirates Government Summit 2013.
Jun 02, 2013

Coffee table book - 2013

Read the ultimate compendium of the 2013 UAE Government Summit, held under the theme ‘leading Government Services’.
Apr 09, 2013

Aims to consolidate UAE’s position as hub for government service development

Feb 12, 2013

Summit facts and figures

Feb 06, 2013

The government summit in dubai to focus on innovative solutions for government services

The Government Summit, the first of its kind regional initiative to be held in Dubai from February 11 to 12, 2013, has announced its detailed agenda covering all aspects of government administration and services, with several interactive discussions to be addressed by international experts.
Feb 06, 2013

Mohammed Bin Rashid will hold discussion session with citizens and journalists

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will participate in the two-day government summit, titled ''Leadership in Government Services'', opening next Monday.
Jan 23, 2013

The government summit joins hands with local and global entities for region’s largest gathering of governments