• UAE Showcases Pioneering Expertise in Statistics at UN World Data Forum 2018
UAE Showcases Pioneering Expertise in Statistics at UN World Data Forum 2018

The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) has signed strategic partnership contracts with statistics centres throughout emirates to coordinate efforts to support the UN World Information Online forum 2018, set to be kept in Dubai on October 22-24, 2018.

Currently in its 2nd edition, the Discussion forum will invite 1,500 popular professionals in the field of data and data from around the globe, to display the UAE's introducing experience in collecting, analysing and taking advantage of huge information.

The contracts were authorized at the FCSA head office in Dubai by reps from the various statistics centres, consisting of Data Centre − Abu Dhabi (SCAD); Dubai Fact Facility; the Sharjah Department of Stats as well as Neighborhood Advancement; and the Ajman Data and also Competitiveness Centre.

His Excellency Abdullah Nasser Lootah, FCSA Supervisor General and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the UN Globe Information Forum 2018, said: "The Authority is devoted to fostering collaboration and settling all initiatives to guarantee an effective 2nd version for the UN Globe Data Forum. Furthermore, we are functioning to create effective systems for stats in the UAE and highlight the success signed up in the sector. These collaborations we are creating with statistics centres across the nation will certainly aid introduce everybody to global success stories and best practices in data as well as information, which, subsequently, will certainly assist us place the UAE as a leading worldwide hub for knowledge."

For his component, H.E. Rashid Lahej Nasser Saeed Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi, said: "The Discussion forum's importance depends on giving a suitable system for sharing experiences and also determining finest techniques in the data sector; it uses a possibility to showcase the UAE's experience in using advanced innovations and funneling them towards building national abilities as well as refining analytical skillsets. All this will eventually serve the federal government's plans to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), advertise the welfare of the area, and ensure a much better future for our coming generations."

H.E. Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Facility (DSC), included: “The UN World Data Forum is a global event that will be hosted this year by the UAE. We are proud of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and its commendable efforts to win the bid and host the Forum. With this strategic partnership now in place, we will be sparing no effort to support the Authority and ensure success of the event, which we are honoured to be part of, and especially that it will now carry the name of the UAE.”

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Sharjah Department of Statistics and also Neighborhood Development, underlined the significance of the Online forum, saying: "The UN World Information Online forum is an optimal platform for sharing experiences, transferring expertise and structure collaborations to enhance information at the regional as well as global degrees. The Sharjah Department of Statistics and also Area Growth is taking part in the event to insist its commitment to collaboration and also collaboration with the Federal Competitiveness and Stats Authority, as well as to ensuring that the Discussion forum releaseds ingenious outcomes that favorably affect the future of the information industry."

At The Same Time, H.E. Dr Hajar Saeed Al Hubaishi, Executive Director of Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Centre, exposed that the Centre will be releasing a number of data-related initiatives, projects as well as workshops, keeping in mind: "Hosting the second edition of the Online forum adds to the UAE's extensive record of accomplishments on a regional and also worldwide level. A number of established European nations came forward to host the significant event-- nations such as Finland and also Switzerland. Nonetheless, the United Nations picked the UAE to be the host, which shows the Emirates' devotion to quality; and also the proposal sent by the FCSA unquestionably played a significant duty in safeguarding the nomination."

On a similar note, Dr Ibrahim Saad, Director of the Fujairah Statistics Center, said: "The success of the UAE's bid to organize the UN Globe Information Online forum 2018 insists its innovative setting and high competitiveness in regards to organizing worldwide seminars. It likewise highlights the growing significance of data for governments worldwide, which asks for additional developing data collection and processing to attain the Sustainable Development Goals 2030."

Restating the significance of these arrangements, Dr Ibrahim Akum, Supervisor of Facility for Data and Researches in Ras Al Khaimah, said: "The UN Globe Data Discussion forum is growing all the more considerable considereding as we stay in the period of the electronic revolution. Statistics - and also information, as a whole - has ended up being a focal point of the 4th Industrial Change and also a stimulant to the changes happening all over the world. Those with a passion in statistics as well as data will be setting their sights on the UAE to uncover the most up to date advancement in the data industry, set to be revealed at the popular international event where local and global speakers will certainly join pioneers in statistics as well as data."

H.E. Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Umm Al Quwain, said: “We are proud to be coordinating and joining hands with the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and offering our support to ensure success and excellence in organising this global Forum. We are confident that the event will, without doubt, serve as a prominent platform to share insight into practical ways for optimising data, as well as the best ways to collect and analyse it.”

The agreements signed in between the Federal Competition and Statistics Authority as well as stats centres in all 7 emirates look for to enhance collaborations among all signatures to gather assistance for the UN World Information Online Forum 2018, and afterwards gain from its end results and also takeaways in various sectors.




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