According to a senior official of the UAE, the 10th edition of the World Government Summit (WGS) will highlight six central themes which will aim to improve the lives of people around the world.
At a press conference on Sunday, Ohood bint Lhalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing and Vice Chairperson of the World Government Summit Organisation, said that the six pillars of this year’s WGS are:
- Accelerating Development and Governance
- Future of Societies and Healthcare
- Exploring the Frontiers
- Governing Economic Resilience and Connectivity
- Global City Design and Sustainability
- Prioritising Learning and Work
Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications and Managing Director of the World Government Summit, said that for the past 10 years, the WGS had brought decision-makers and leaders together to foresee the needs of the future.
Also, Mattar. Al. Tayer, Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, spoke at the conference about the items in his WGS agenda, which consisted of self-driven cars and the challenges the sector faces when it comes to implementing them.
He also pointed out that there are some international challenges regarding the future of transportation, like the infrastructure, traffic lights, safer legislation, and people’s acceptance of self-driven cars and the technology breakers to cameras.
He also suggested that the effect of high temperatures and humidity in the transportation systems for self-driven cars is challenging. Still, this year, 10 self-driven cruise cabs will be launched in Dubai. ” We will be the first city in the world outside the US to operate them,” he added.
Dawood Al Hajri, Director General Of Dubai Municipality, said, ” One of the themes of the World Government Summit 2023 is the sustainability of cities, which focuses on the importance of providing resources towards rapid organization. This will align with the plans of Dubai Municipality in designing smart cities with a human-centered approach and environment-friendly buildings through 3D printing technology.
Eng. Omar Al Mahmoud, CEO of ICTFUND, TDRA, said that the WGS looks towards the future by bridging gaps between the challenges and finding opportunities.
The report mentioned above focuses on the sixth agenda of the energy sector, which is about clean energy; hence, it will be a part of the journey towards net-zero emissions by 2050.