Preparing for the future – Al-Ittihad Journal

The UAE has been concerned about the future and its issues from the early stages of state establishment, developing strategic plans, initiatives and programs as well as proactively ensuring sustainability for present and future generations. The leadership took great care and attention to the issues of preparing for the future, making sure they have their tools, mainly science and technology, and building the capabilities of the Emirati competencies and cadres as a bet for the future, which was reiterated by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, that the UAE has taken important steps on the way to prepare for the future and “the future is better, God willing.” And “preparing for the future and having its tools, the most important of which is an integrated and advanced technological structure based on innovation and knowledge, is a strategic dimension for the UAE”.
The claims were renewed when His Highness attended a lecture that ended His Majlis’ Ramadan season, and was held for the third time at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. To the challenges that humanity faces, especially the issues of climate change, water scarcity, fighting diseases and epidemics, in order to expand the adoption of smart solutions, artificial intelligence and what the Fourth Industrial Revolution has in store, while building the minds of cadres from the Emirates who have proven their competence in various fields and are the result of this vision of the future. Perhaps the brightest and most prominent examples in this context are the young Emirati men and women working at the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant and the cadres working in the space sector who carried out, with all efficiency and professionalism, the mission to launch Hope Probe. to explore Mars and other space missions.
In the final keynote of the General Council entitled “How technology helps institutions grow to keep up with the future”, international speaker Salim Ismail, founding CEO and strategic technology expert, expressed his appreciation and admiration for the UAE. experience in how institutions project for the future and anticipate events by opening up wonderful areas in diverse sectors and developing their legal frameworks to be compatible with the future.
Concern for the future remained an obsession around which many meetings, retreats and brainstorming sessions centered, and we remember well how the Hope Probe project, the first Arab project to explore Mars, was born from the idea of ​​His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, during an exceptional ministerial retreat at Sir Bani Yas in late 2013. The UAE will continue to be a pioneering nation creating the future.
Eid Mubarak and Asak of Awadah.

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