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World Government Summit Organisation partners with 5 distinguished knowledge contributors

29 December 2022


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WGS signed a strategic partnership with five knowledge contributors specialised in anticipating global trends, enhancing abilities to prepare for the future’s variabilities to develop thought-provoking content

In the presence of Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organization, the MoU was signed by Mohamed Yousef AlSharhan, Deputy Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organisation and the representatives of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD); Observer Research Foundation (ORF); the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG); Global Citizen Forum; and “Fiker” Institute.

The partnership aims to develop a futuristic and scientific content, and organise a series of global and regional conversations that support empowering and enabling the next generation of governments to overcome future challenges through innovative solutions.

Omar Al Olama stressed the importance of enhancing collaboration with different global institutes which consolidates the World Government Summit Organization status as a global platform to provide governments with knowledge and expertise in forecasting trends and challenges of the future.

He highlighted the importance of partnerships that will promote the World Governments Summit Organization’s efforts in developing a content that will shape and pave the way to empowering the next generation of governments.

He further added that the digital and scientific changes that the world is witnessing today, requires developing sustainable governmental knowledge that will escalate governments’ abilities to adapt quickly, and that strengthening cooperation between governments and knowledge contributors as well as research centres is key to achieving a resilient and advanced governments that are ready for future challenges.

Broadening New Knowledge-Horizons

Dr. Ali bin Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), said, “We are delighted to sign this agreement enabling MBRSG to be a ‘Knowledge Contributor’ at the World Government Summit Organization, the leading international platform that reflects the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership to launch a constructive global dialogue and set strategic priorities for a better, more sustainable future for humankind. The Summit has established a distinguished presence and international reputation for itself, firmly cementing its status as one of the world’s most prominent platforms, and commanding unparalleled global attention.”

“As a ‘Knowledge Contributor’ to the Summit, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government is committed to providing detailed reports and studies into the topics of discussion. Our objective from this partnership is to drive positive change and enhance the role of government administration in adding value and enriching the Summit’s discussions on vital topics,” Al Marri added.

Dr. Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance and Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, stated: “The partnership between the World Government Summit Organization and the IMD World Competitiveness Center will provide a valuable method to contribute to the prosperity of nations. The Summit is one of the world’s top networks for government officials that is interested in driving the future of countries; the mission of the IMD WCC is to contribute to such goals in terms of prosperity and competitiveness. We are extremely pleased with our collaboration and looking forward to publish an interesting set of reports and research materials".

Armand Arton, Founder of Global Citizen Forum, said, “The signing of this strategic partnership between Global Citizen Forum and World Government Summit Organization is an important step in strengthening and amplifying positive global change. Today, the world faces a spectrum of critical challenges which are no longer defined by borders, regions or nationalities – but affect all of humanity. Over the next three years, we look forward working with the World Government Summit Organization, guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to foster dialogue, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, uniting the world’s global citizens to collectively address and overcome these challenges and create a better future for all communities.”

For his part, Dr. Samir Saran, President of Observer Research Foundation, said, “ORF is delighted to partner with the World Government Summit Organization to showcase the "India Story", and to illustrate experiences and opportunities that smart governance offers to societies and economies.”

Dubai Abulhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Fiker Institute, stated, "We at Fiker Institute are delighted to announce the signing of the strategic partnership with the World Government Summit Organization as a Knowledge Contributor. We look forward to supporting the Summit’s work through the Institute's multiple interdisciplinary research programmes, particularly in the areas of diplomacy, global governance, and climate change."

The partnership will join various internationally recognised think-tanks together and commit to cultivating and foster thought leadership that will pave the way for future governments, through research about global and future changes and trends.

The World Government Summit Organisation will focus through these partnerships on releasing a series of reports and Op-eds on “Observer” the Summit’s knowledge platform, that published about 120 reports, reaching to more than 6 million people around the world.

This collaboration is an important pillar in achieving the World Government Summit Organisation’s vision that focuses on key themes, including: accelerating developments and governance, future of societies and healthcare, exploring new frontiers, governing economic resilience and connectivity, global city design and sustainability, as well as prioritising learning and work.