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‘UAE’s new initiatives to pave way for future ready country’

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The Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken many initiatives for the better future of its citizens, said Kalthoom AlBalooshi, Executive Director of Education Development, KHDA, Dubai during 8th Knowledge Exchange Summit Goa.

While sharing her motive for participating in the event, she said, “The Governor of Goa has said a very important thing here that we are here to learn and the only way we can learn is through conversations with others present here. The main reason we came here from Dubai is to learn from you guys, from different people in India and from other countries. It is also possible that by partnering with India, we can take our practices to another level.”

Kalthoom AlBalooshi

Kalthoom AlBalooshi, Executive Director of Education Development, KHDA, Dubai

According to her, India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have very good relationship with each other and the two countries share the best practices with each other in the field of education, Information Technology and Innovation.

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Explaining about the recent initiatives, she said, “Dubai has actually adopted a new approach called “10X”. The approach is towards 10 times faster, 10 times easier, 10 times far more thinking, 10 times everything more in the future than the present. We pushed government entities and private companies to think forward not only about what can we do at present.”

“We have initiated a programme called future accelerator which has done by a lot of companies as well. Government entities are partnering with entrepreneurs to develop the future solutions,” she added

She said, “In last few days the Prime Minister of UAE has announced changes in the ministries, appointed young new ministers and started new ministries of Artificial Intelligence and Science and Research as this is the future. A minister for happiness is also appointed as we know that the knowledge is important but the softer or sentimental side of the life is also critical. With that we have a new initiative called “30X30” in which a person does a kind of physical activity, walks or runs for at least 30 minutes a day, throughout the 30 days of the month.”

She also said that Dubai Land Department has adopted the Blockchain Technology, which is the first government department in UAE adding “this is just the starting, if we partner with the Indian companies and with the Government of India, we can learn a lot from their experience.”

During speech at the summit, she also said, “In Dubai, 2017 is the year of giving, through the WES platform we are trying to give what we have learnt, what we have done.The conversations with people present here will help us to understand our areas of improvement, how can we make it better, what more we can give to organisations and companies in India.”

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