Innovation, governance in focus at #WorldGovSummit

Innovation, governance in focus at #WorldGovSummit

Dubai - The three-day event includes heads of state, scientists, scholars, academics, entrepreneurs, experts in finance and public policy.



By Team KT

Published: Sun 12 Feb 2017, 4:40 PM

Last updated: Mon 13 Feb 2017, 7:21 AM

Prof. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), commended Dubai and the UAE for the nation's optimistic perspective of the future at the inaugural session at the fifth World Government Summit (WGS 2017) currently underway in Dubai. His remarks followed a speech by Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs & The Future and Chairman of the World Government Summit.

Schwab further elaborated on the challenges of globalism. Highlighting the changing global sentiment around capitalism and the uncertainty people feel about their future, he proposed new paradigms for governments and policy-makers to consider while making key decisions about the changeable future.

Cautioning governments about the ‘emotional turmoil’ in the world, he warned against the tendency to reject the changing system by simply going back to the old system of neo-liberalism or the other extreme – libertinism – an anti-system which tears down everything that creates any influence of government in private lives.

Here is a minute-by-minute update from Day 1 of the World Government Summit in Dubai:

Sunday, February 12 

 

6: 45 pm

Prominent writer Ibrahim Al Buleihi unravels that the mind is controlled by what it received first. #WorldGovSummit
- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) February 12, 2017

6:00pm

"Women in workplace are about 80 %. Third of government employees are women. They will increase to at least 50% in future @HHShkMohd
- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) February 12, 2017

5: 20pm

#WorldGovSummit
Follow live coverage: https://t.co/7zWM6GxLH6 #KnowYourKT pic.twitter.com/cKsVg4d1fZ
- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) February 12, 2017

5: 11 pm

5: 00 pm

4: 55 pm

4: 53 pm

4: 47 pm

4: 38 pm

4: 28 pm

4: 20 pm

4: 15 pm

3: 41 pm

3: 10 pm

2: 40 pm

2: 38 pm

2: 30 pm

2: 25 pm

2: 20 pm

2: 19 pm

Tomoko Kitagawa, specialist in Japanese history, talks about the Japanese model in education

2: 18 pm

2: 11 pm

2: 05 pm

Robin Sharma talking about 'The Anatomy of a Future Leader'
Senegal's Health Minister named as 'best minister' at Dubai Summit

1: 15 pm

 

1: 00 pm

Sheikh Mohammed, Hamdan and Maktoum bin Mohamed in an interactive session with Christine Lagarde at the World Government Summit.
 

12: 59 pm

 

12: 54pm

 

12: 35 pm

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum arrives at the Summit

 

12: 30 pm

 

12: 15 pm

OECD Deputy Secretary General Mari Kiviniemi briefing press on new innovation report at World Gov Summit
 

11: 58 am

 

11: 50 am

 

11: 45 am

 
 

11: 30 am


Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University, talks about 'the future model of higher education'.
 

11: 15am

 

11: 05am

 

11: 00am

 

10: 34am

Abdullah Bajad Al Otaib, Writer and Political Analyst, delivering speech on ' The making of an Extremist'
 

10: 34am

 

Investment in basic science key for economic growth, Dr Brian Greene


10: 20am

 

10: 10am

 

9: 57am

 

9: 46am

 

Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF on the Challenges of Globalism

9: 50am

 

9: 45am

 

9: 40am

 

9: 31am

We should prepare ourself for the fourth industrial revolution, explains Prof. Klaus Schwab @WEF #WorldGovSummit- UN Foundation (@unfoundation) February 12, 2017

9: 30am

9: 25am

9: 20 am


World Gov Summit aims to determine what will change the world during the next 10 years: Mohammed Al Gergawi

9: 15am

9: 05 am

 

9: 04 am 

9: 00 am

8: 25 am

As many as 4,000 delegates and 150 speakers representing 139 countries will attend the fifth edition of the World Government Summit which begins today.
The biggest highlight of the opening day of the three-day summit is a question and answer session by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed will examine the revival of the development process in the Arab World at the QA session besides his main address, which highlights ways to reignite the region's development.
The highly anticipated summit will focus on the Arab region at a time when it is facing substantial challenges on all fronts. Sheikh Mohammed will present his approach toward development and the potential future of the Arab World.
The three-day event will also include heads of state, scientists, scholars, academics, entrepreneurs, experts in finance and public policy. The gathering will allow leaders to discuss the current challenges the world face today, including economic, political and environmental, as well as the rapid innovations in science and technology. 
> Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy PM and Minister of Presidential Affairs
> Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan > Prof. Klaus Schwab, founder of World Economic Forum
> Dr Brian Greene, founder of World Science Festival
> Robin Sharma, leadership speaker
> Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the UN
> Irina Bokova, director-general of Unesco


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Delegates arrive at Madinat Jumeirah to attend Day1 of World Government Summit. Photo By Neeraj Murali
Delegates arrive at Madinat Jumeirah to attend Day1 of World Government Summit. Photo By Neeraj Murali
Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder of WEF, speak on the Challenges of Globalism at World Government Summit.
Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder of WEF, speak on the Challenges of Globalism at World Government Summit.
A session on 'How Advanced Science is Shaping the Future of Governments' by Brian Greene at World Gov Summit.
A session on "How Advanced Science is Shaping the Future of Governments" by Brian Greene at World Gov Summit.
Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University.
Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University.
The winner of The Best Minister Award at the #WorldGovSummit is Awa Marie Coll-Seck.
The winner of The Best Minister Award at the #WorldGovSummit is Awa Marie Coll-Seck.
Image credit: Dubai Media Office
Image credit: Dubai Media Office

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