Knowledge Summit to begin tomorrow at Expo 2020 Dubai
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 7th edition of the Knowledge Summit is set to begin tomorrow (Monday March 14, 2022) at the EXPO 2020 Dubai. The Summit has been organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The five-day summit, running under the theme ‘Knowledge: Protecting Humanity and the Planet in the Pandemic’ will include live sessions on 14 and 15 March, and virtual conferences from 16 to 18 March.
The summit will focus on facilitating broad and detailed discussions on several issues of common global interest and impact. It will bring together speakers from an internationally renowned pool of elite experts, academics, and decision makers to examine the challenges to building a knowledge society, and review the various opportunities and options offered by knowledge. Another crucial aim is to formulate effective solutions and tools that would enable countries to achieve their development plans within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The launch of the Knowledge Summit is in line with the UAE’s ambition to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge. It will also highlight the opportunities and challenges involved in the building of knowledge societies in light of the changes brought about the COVID-19 pandemic. The EXPO 2020 has been chosen due to its international audience and global reach that would allow for an intersectional perspective on various topics. It will serve as the ideal platform to engage in constructive debates and discussions on the knowledge industry and its role in addressing current and future challenges, while also exploring human intelligence and achievement.
The main sessions address broad themes, most notably ‘Knowledge Drives the Future’, ‘Web Education 3.0 - The Metaversity’, ‘The Role & Impact of Media During Crisis: COVID-19 (as an example)’, ‘Pandemics and Their Impact on Climate: A Double-Edged Sword’, ‘Food Security: Between Sustainable Supply Chains & Self-Sufficiency’, ‘Creative thinking: Working Towards poverty free societies’, ‘Mental Health and Pandemics’, ‘Young Entrepreneurship’, ‘Epidemiology & Public Health: A Profound Impact on How We Live Our Lives’, and ‘How COVID-19 Is Reshaping the Legal Landscape?’
Parallel sessions under the ‘Knowledge Space’ banner will also discuss several topics such as ‘Scaling up resilience in times of uncertainty’, ‘A New Model for Education’, ‘Disseminating knowledge in non-traditional ways: The Researcher’s experience’, ‘Fostering collaboration and innovation mechanisms to manage risks’, ‘Promoting science and policy dialogues: Science–policy interfaces’, ‘Growing the knowledge economy in an age of intangibles’, and ‘Data availability and access: The key to resilience.'