Dubai: World Government Summit to shape future, set agenda for next decade

The summit will host more than 4,000 participants from 190 countries


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Published: Sun 27 Mar 2022, 7:48 PM

As the world strives to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and works to achieve international commitments to sustainable development and climate neutrality, the World Government Summit 2022 (WGS2022) will convene in Dubai.

Since its inception nearly a decade ago, the summit, which will be held under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', has dedicated its platform to shaping the future, anticipating opportunities and setting the agenda for future governments.

The summit will take place at Expo 2020 Dubai from March 29-30, coinciding with the final days of the world fair.

This year, the summit sets the agenda for the next governmental decade by harnessing technology, digital transformation and functioning as the stage for analysis of future trends, concerns and opportunities facing humanity.

The summit will draw the participation of high-level government officials, senior representatives of international organisations, private sector leaders, thinkers, opinion makers, futurists and experts from around the world.

Across more than 110 interactive sessions and panels, an elite group of speakers will shed light on key global challenges and ways to improve government performance and to prepare for and deal with sudden changes. The platform will also explore the future of science, technology, health, and other sectors, and their roles in building a sustainable future for the next generations.

The world is counting on the recommendations of WGS2022, the largest global gathering since the outbreak of the pandemic, to draw a roadmap for governments in the post-pandemic era. Through its sessions, themes, forums, and knowledge reports, the summit will examine a wide range of urgent issues facing humanity and highlight the latest trends shaping future governments. Its activities will focus on envisioning a future in which people enjoy higher levels of well-being, good health, first-rate education, and enriching experiences.


WGS2022 will host more than 4,000 participants from 190 countries. The selection of themes, sessions, and events for this year’s edition reflects the keenness to create future opportunities and assist governments worldwide, which have borne the brunt of Covid-19, in accelerating the post-pandemic recovery.

In line with its mission of improving people’s lives through enhancing government work, the summit will present an innovative way of boosting governments’ readiness for the future, based on human capacity for foresight and proactivity, and leveraging advanced technology to rapidly respond to changes, overcome challenges, and adapt to unexpected events.

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