Sharjah 24 – WAM: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, witnessed the graduation of candidates from the third cohort of the Dubai Future Experts Programme.
The Dubai Future Experts Programme, developed by the Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with The Executive Council of Dubai, prepares a group of future-focused experts in different sectors across Dubai’s government. Dubai Future Experts is the first government programme in the world designed to develop and establish a network of future experts in various strategic sectors. The programme contributes to developing future research projects with the aim of making Dubai a leading city of the future.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said: “Our efforts to prepare and empower Emirati talent continue, and the results speak for themselves. The national skills we have built in the field of strategic foresight have become a core pillar in our approach to infusing foresight in decision making across government. As Dubai plans to be the leading city of the future, we aim to be at the forefront of strategic sectors such as space, aviation, technology, science, engineering, energy, economy, arts and culture, to name a few.
“We launched the Dubai Future Experts Program four years ago to be an incubator for developing the mindset and skills of employees at Dubai government and to provide them with the tools they need to shape the future of their sectors. As part of the journey, candidates work on identifying future scenarios and opportunities in order to prepare for upcoming transformations.”
He noted that Dubai continues in its efforts to design the future in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who believes that today’s achievements are just the beginning of the journey to achieve Dubai’s objectives.
During the ceremony, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on a group of research projects, future scenarios as well as a set of recommendations that the members of the Dubai Future Experts Program worked on developing during their participation in the first and second levels of the programme.