The fourth edition of the UAE Public Policy Forum (UAE PPF 2020) – organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) – kicks off on 17 February, 2020 at the InterContinental Dubai – Festival City, where it is set to take place over the course of two days on February 17-18, 2020.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, this year’s edition is organised in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) and bears the theme ‘Agile Government: Becoming Future-Proof’.
The Forum offers an ideal platform for exploring agile policymaking practices that are well suited with current economic, social, and environmental developments, as well as to lay the foundations for agile, future-ready governments, in accordance with a straight forward vision for the future. The event brings together local and global specialists and policy and decision makers to exchange visions and strategies, set up partnerships, enhance cooperation, and come up with solutions to address the challenges likely to face the governments of the future.
MBRSG’s Executive President His Excellency Ali Bin Sebaa Al Marri said: “The UAE Public Policy Forum has firmly mounted itself as a leading international platform over the past few years. This year’s edition boasts an significant agenda of discussions, covering a myriad topics associated to governments and their preparations to meet the challenges of the future.”
“Over the course of two days, experts, policymakers, and researchers will talk about the latest and most remarkable trends in the international efforts to forecast the future and outline pragmatic steps in preparation for it. This, in turn, helps enforce the visions and directives of the UAE’s wise leadership to start preparing for the next fifty years,” H.E. Al Marri added.
The UAE Public Policy Forum welcomes a host of high-profile attendees, most notably, Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chief Executive Officer of Alliances for Global Sustainability; H.E. Abdulla bin Touq, Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet; H.E. Dr Saeed Al Matrooshi, CEO, Secretary General of the Ajman Executive Council; H.E. Huda Al Hashimi, Assistant Director General for Strategy and Innovation at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future; H.E. Sonny Leong, CBE, Chief Executive at the UK’s Civil Service College; Daniel Gerson, Head of Public Employment and Management at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Marten Kaevats, National Digital Advisor for the Government Office of Estonia.
The fourth edition of the Forum focuses on six main themes, namely, Agile Government & Skills for Success, Soft Power, Happiness and Wellbeing, Resilience, Future Foresight, and Adaptability to International Business environment.
Previous editions of the UAE Public Policy Forum welcomed more than 2,000 visitors from across the world, exploring over 50 topics with 135 international speakers, and registering more than 16 million interactions on social media.