Within the framework of the participation of the Arab Republic of Egypt as a guest of honor at the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai 2023, with a high-level delegation headed by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat is taking part in this year's summit events under the theme "Shaping Future Governments".
This includes the participation of elite of government leaders, ministers, senior officials, decision-makers, thought leaders and specialists in financial, economic and social affairs from around the world, to exchange experiences, knowledge and ideas that contribute to promoting development and prosperity around the world.
Al-Mashat is scheduled to participate in two-panel discussions in the forum, titled "Leadership in a Volatile World", with opening remarks fromDr. Muhammad AlJasser, Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Terence Mauri, Founder of Hack Future Lab, London Speaking Bureau, and Mansour AlAwar, President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.
Al-Mashat is also participating in another discussion session on "Women in Government: Powering the Future by Her", along with Kersti Kaljulaid, 5th President, Government of the Republic of Estonia, Mona AlMarri, Vice President of UAE Gender Balance Council, and moderated by The National’s Mina AlOraibi.
The WGS is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Minister of defense of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, from 13-15 February. This year's summit is scheduled to see the participation of over 280 government delegations, 80 international and government organizations, and over 200 speakers in over 300 sessions and 22 forums over the summit days.
The WGS in Dubai aims to highlight 6 key axes of accelerating development and governance, by focusing on enabling governments to develop innovative government models, policies and technology through the upgrading of government services and innovation. It also discusses the future of societies and healthcare, the importance of addressing issues related to work ethics and behavior, addressing the state of global health systems, including mental health and analyzing future developments, as well as exploring new perspectives of science through science and technology to solve the most prominent challenges and seize opportunities of the next decade.
Additionally, the summit addresses the governance of economic resilience, connectivity, support and implementation of economic frameworks, structures and policies that contribute to promoting economic recovery and enable governments to achieve economic resilience, prosperity and transparency by reducing the effects of man-made crises, designing and sustaining global cities, highlighting the importance of accelerating sustainability and resourcing our world towards rapid urban expansion, and finally education and jobs as government priorities and focusing on prioritizing learning and work as key to bringing about changes for future generations and their development.