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DFF Launches Leadership Fellowship To Make Dubai More Futuristic

April 10, 2023

The programme has identified leading experts, entrepreneurs, innovators, and representatives of international organisations and institutions to join.

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) launches a fellowship to help anticipate the future of key sectors, identify and harness opportunities, and study potential challenges. The participating fellows will shed light on the most significant global transformations, emerging technologies and new economic sectors.

According to a statement reported by state news agency, WAM, the programme aims to engage current and future economic leaders to contribute towards shaping Dubai’s policies, regulations, and business practices.   

The Dubai Future Fellowship programme includes different  fields such as health, education, technology, entrepreneurship, retail, environment, banking, commerce, real estate, media and entertainment, law, arts, tourism, hospitality, sports, and space, among others.

The statement followed that the programme has identified leading experts, entrepreneurs, innovators, and representatives of international organisations and institutions to join with the aim to reinforce Dubai’s leadership in designing the future of vital sectors.

“By establishing the Dubai Future Fellowship, overseen by the Dubai Future Foundation, we aim to provide a platform for impactful dialogue on creating a better future for all. The initiative is another significant step in Dubai’s journey to become a leading city of the future by  fostering strong partnerships,” said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation.

“Dubai continues to invest in designing the future. This initiative will act as a source and sounding platform for new initiatives and opportunities to strengthen Dubai’s economic competitiveness and its emergence as one of the world’s best places to live in,” he added.

According to the statement the chosen fellows in the programme will be trusted advisors who can help the city to develop new concepts that will boost Dubai’s readiness to integrate changes in the economy, technology, education, and all aspects of our daily lives.

The Dubai Future Fellowship programme is expected to contribute to enhancing Dubai’s ranking in global competitiveness indices by providing recommendations on various key sectors, as well as addressing challenges and opportunities and suggesting new initiatives to further develop these sectors.

The participating fellows are  expected  to hold regular meetings and workshops to discuss the future of key sectors in Dubai, in addition to prepare annual reports and launching specialised programmes and initiatives.

They will work together to identify the key drive for the future of Dubai’s economy. Moreover, they are expected to suggest solutions to challenges and facilitate collaboration between the public and private sectors, both locally and internationally.

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