Shaikh Mohammed to chat with 10million followers today
Dubai - 'Dialogue of future' begins today, where Shaikh Mohammed will express his vision for the next generation of government.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will announce major structural changes to the UAE federal government "in preparation for the next stage of development" today.
He will express his vision for the next generation of government, as he holds a live conversation with his 10 million followers on social media today at 6.30pm.
Through the hashtag, #world_government_summit, Shaikh Mohammed will spend an hour answering questions posed by his followers.
Called 'Dialogue of the Future', he will be doing this as part of the World Government Summit, which opens today.
Speaking on the eve of the summit, Shaikh Mohammed said: "Through the World Government Summit, the UAE seeks to provide a platform that opens a window to the future and attracts experts, decision makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to share insights and knowledge about what is good for all of humanity.""Shaping the future cannot be done by just waiting for it but rather by utilising latest technologies and knowledge tools and meetings its challenges starting from today. This summit sends a clear message to the world that governments should own the necessary tools to enter the future, attain the aspirations of their people, and build balanced relations with other nations," he concluded.
US President Barack Obama will deliver the televised inaugural address of the three-day summit, which brings together over 3,000 dignitaries from 125 countries.
The fourth season of the summit, which is being held under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', will run till February 10.
The summit will announce an 'Emirates Innovative Teacher' award, in which Dh1 million will be given to a teacher who has made significant contributions to the teaching profession in the UAE.
The summit will address eight main issues: education, healthcare, government action, science, innovation and technology, economy, labour market and human capital management, development and sustainability, and the cities of the future.