The sixth edition of the Knowledge Summit kicked off on Tuesday, November 19th under the theme “The role of Knowledge in Achieving Sustainable Development” at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, MBRF, under directives from MBRF Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 2019’s two-day Knowledge Summit brings together 120 speakers, experts, academics and decision-makers from 20 countries at 50 sessions.
The summit’s discussions reflect the global vision towards sustainable development and focus on regional and international challenges to sustainable development in strategic sectors, including health, education, food, tourism, renewable energy, and other vital areas.
The summit tackles economic subjects, highlighting global trade as an engine for establishing inclusive societies. Eradicating poverty, building dynamic, people-centric economies are also prominent themes.
For the first time, the summit includes the Knowledge Exhibition, which will showcase innovative services and technologies, as well as research on sustainability in most industries and across government and private sectors.
The Knowledge Summit also seeks to offer a global knowledge platform to bring together experts and decision-makers from around the world to exchange expertise and best practices and showcase solutions to address the challenges facing sustainable development.
In addition, the 2019 Knowledge Summit hosts the 7th Annual Clean Energy Summit, organised by the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC). The event explores several topics, focusing on the renewable energy map in the Middle East-North Africa region; energy efficiency trends and best practices in the sector; electric mobility and alternative fuels; and technological innovation in energy, among others.
The summit honours the winners of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award, which recognises individuals and institutions from around the world who have made significant knowledge contributions.
The sessions also review the findings of the Global Knowledge Index 2019, developed in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which aims to provide objective tools to monitor the state of knowledge in several countries.