November 27, 2018
Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior inaugurated the second Aqdar World Summit this morning at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The international event focuses on promoting ethical principles and values among individuals and societies with the aim to develop sustainable societies, and support constructive awareness initiatives.
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The Summit is organized by the Khalifa Empowerment Program “Aqdar” and Index Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, in partnership with the United Nations, and the National Archives, the Ministry of Education, along with a number of local institutions and entities.
The opening ceremony was attended by HE Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council; HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance; HE Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and a number of high level guests.
The Summit features an exhibition that includes exhibits from a number of ministries, entities and national institutions, along with a number of UAE universities, educational and academic institutions and international agencies with the participation of more than 50 exhibitors.
The Summit is a constructive dialogue platform featuring a number of youth panels, scientific sessions, panel discussions and specialized workshops moderated by renowned speakers and specialists from the region and the world.
The Summit includes 7 main sessions discussing the following topics: Sheikh Zayed Strategies on Empowering People; Human Development for Economy Growth; Gender Parity for a Better Society; Sustainable Education for Flourishing Countries; Sustainable Goals and Successful Partnerships; Smart Infrastructure for Sustainable Nations; and Building Countries on Foundations of Justice and Peace.
The Summit’s Agenda includes 38 papers, 4 Youth panels, in addition to 38 speakers from a number of countries including UAE, USA, China, India, Russia, Kuwait, Germany, Singapore, Jordan and Egypt. It will also feature 18 workshops that will discuss important topics. Notably, the youth panels will be organized by the Ministry of Interior’s Youth Council.