WorldGovSummit Live: 2018 award winners announced

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WorldGovSummit Live: 2018 award winners announced

Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed honours winners at the World Government Summit.

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Published: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 7:05 AM

Last updated: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 7:15 PM

International leaders, dignitaries and thought leaders gather on Tuesday morning for the last day of the World Government Summit.
More than 130 speakers across 120 interactive sessions and more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries - including heads of governments and representatives of 16 international organisations - have been confirmed to attend the event.

Here are the live updates from the event:


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is on stage to present the award to the winner at the World Government Summit Award Ceremony.

Best Government Emerging Technologies Awards

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs presents Best Government Emerging Technologies Awards at the summit.
Best m-Government Service Awards
His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of UAE, presents the Best m-Government Service Awards at the summit.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council. speaks about education system that serves jobs of the future.



Session - Access to technology and development, Founder and President of talks about on access to technology and development at the summit.

Session - State of Abundance: Infinite Resources to Shape the Future
For techno-optimist, Ramez Naam, talks about the power of the mind is an underestimated vital resource.





Session - Using EdTech to globalise prosperity

Byju Raveendran, founder of BYJU's learning app, discuss a session titled "Using Edtech to Globalise Prosperity," moderated by Claire Zillman, from Time Magazine at the summit.




Session - Is the Future of cryptocurrencies gold or dust?
Will Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin replace the Dollar, Pound and Yen? Will nations, or the cryptocurrencies, themselves, have to fundamentally change before widespread adoption becomes acceptable? Experts discuss.







Session - The Outlook for global trade in a hyperconnected world
World Trade Organisation Director-General Roberto Azevêdo discusses the outlook for global trade today and reviews the major opportunities and challenges on the horizon.




Session The Future of Humanity
World renowned author Malcolm Gladwell, addresses the role of government in shaping prosperous societies at Arena Hall in Dubai during the summit.




Session - How innovation is shaping the future

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa discuss Dewa's experiences and expertise in anticipating and shaping the future of energy, by innovating a future model for utilities in the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity and water at Arena Hall in Dubai.



Drones, robotics to maximise efficiency, says Saeed Al Tayer


75% of Dubai to be powered by solar energy by 2050


Session -  'The Mandela I Knew with Graça Machel
Chief Executive Officer Graca Machel Trust, moderated by Zeina Yazigi at Dewa Hall in Dubai.




Latest tweets from World Government Summit: 

Highlights of Day 3
A digital court that will pronounce verdicts in under 30 days and a virtual education platform powered by Blockchain technology are among the 26 innovative initiatives that will be rolled out in Dubai in the next two years.

Special coverage: World Government Summit
The second edition of 10X Dubai launched at the World Government Summit on Tuesday will propel the city 10 years ahead of other global cities. It will see 36 government entities working together to realise the projects in different sectors: Tourism, health, education, justice, sports, charity, culture, security and energy.
After launching the initiative, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, tweeted:
"Today marks the beginning of a new phase for shaping the future in Dubai. The focus is on practical implementation of innovative ideas." A Rahhal initiative by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority would give parents the chance to provide education to their children anytime, anywhere.
?Sheikh Mohammed launches Global happiness Coalition 
??His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-president and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a Global Happiness Coalition.
Besides the UAE, five countries have signed up for the coalition so far: Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Portugal, and Slovenia. Minister of State for Happiness Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi said the alliance will bring about positive changes to government services globally??
Highlights of Day 2

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at his oratory best as he delivered two speeches in Dubai of his second UAE visit. Modi, touched on many points during his inaugural speech, including the use of technology, India's achievements in the space industry and renewable energy.
During his speech at the Dubai Opera, he urged the 3.3-million strong Indian community in the UAE to respect the ideals of their host country.
During a late afternoon session on the first day of the World Government Summit, Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, announced the launch of the global inspiration platform 'Zayed, The Inspirer' as a database of inspirational stories from all over the world. ?
The UAE has also launched a climate project to aid people displaced by natural disasters and reduce climate change risks around the world. The two-year initiative will deliver climate initiatives and products that will serve 10 million people worldwide by 2020.

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