DUBAI, UAE, November 04, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), announced the comprehensive details of the highly anticipated ‘Knowledge Summit 2023.’ Scheduled to take place from 21 to 22 November 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and featuring a virtual day on 23 November 2023, this summit promises to be an unparalleled confluence of minds and ideas.

This announcement was made during a press conference organized by the MBRF at the Dubai Press Club.

Themed ‘Knowledge Cities and the Fifth Industrial Revolution,’ the eighth edition of the Knowledge Summit will focus on the pivotal role of knowledge in shaping the bedrock of knowledge cities. These cities are poised to become the indispensable pillars of the future economic model, fostering dynamic environments for innovation and creativity, enhancing the overall quality of life for individuals, and advancing communities.

The summit will cast a spotlight on the outcomes of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), a pioneering global indicator designed to monitor the global knowledge landscape comprehensively.

H.E. Jamal bin Huwaireb CEO of the MBRF said: “The MBRF takes great pride in its strong alliance with the UNDP, working closely to execute a range of projects and ventures aimed at spreading knowledge, such as the GKI and the ‘Future Skills for All initiative,”.

Khaled Abdel Shafi, Regional Hub Manager at the UNDP, stated, “The Knowledge Summit is one of the most prominent knowledge events that discuss the future of the world and its challenges. It serves as a vital platform for fostering collaboration among the pillars of scientific, academic, and knowledge communities.”

Dr. Hany Torky, Chief Technical Advisor of the UNDP Knowledge Project, said, “Through our partnership with the MBRF, we aim to achieve sustainable development in the Arab region. We dedicate our efforts to initiating programs that bolster countries’ capacities for establishing knowledge-based communities.”

The Knowledge Summit 2023 is set to host 43 dynamic sessions, discussing various topics, including digital health, sustainable tourism strategies, educational transformation tools, building knowledge cities, the 5th generation of educational technologies, the impact of the Fifth Industrial Revolution on startups and the biotechnology industry, the enhancement of cybersecurity, and media and content creation in the age of artificial intelligence technologies.

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