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Preparatory Day for WGS Kicks Off Monday with Four Forums

Preparatory Day for WGS Kicks Off Monday with Four Forums

Monday, 28 March, 2022 - 09:45
Gatherers at a previous edition of the World Government Summit. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

The proceedings of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2022’s preparatory day will kick off through four diverse forums in Dubai on Monday.

Senior officials, experts, private sector leaders, decision-makers, idea pioneers, specialists in financial, economic and social affairs and various international organizations and global technological institutions will explore the prospects for the future of the economy, youth, energy, and women’s role in governments.

The WGS will organize the first edition of the Investopia Investment Summit, as part of the efforts to launch creative ideas that would boost global investments.

More than 50 idea pioneers and change-makers in the world, 300 decision-makers in governments, investors, entrepreneurs in the private sector, experts, specialists and academics will gather to launch 100 innovative ideas and new business opportunities in the world, the region, and the United Arab Emirates.

UAE Minister of Economy Abdullah Abdulla al-Marri, his Saudi counterpart Faisal al-Ibrahim, Greek Minister of Development and Investments Adonis Georgiadis, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Rebeca Greenspan will participate in the event to explore the prospects for the 2022 global economy.

The WGS sessions will also discuss the metaverse sector, investment in the innovation sector, sustainability of finance, cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Other sessions will tackle detailed issues, mainly investment opportunities in the Emirate of Sharjah and exploring the role of women in consumer and investment spending.

The Women in Government Forum will also be held and discuss the importance of international cooperation to boost women’s role in leading government work, and the role of women leaders in motivating and inspiring the new generation of girls and women to actively participate in advancing government work.

The forum will hold 14 sessions to discuss the responsibility of governments in bolstering women’s roles in the technology sector and in achieving global economic growth, developing integrated social policies, enhancing international cooperation and attaining sustainable development goals.

The Global Energy Forum, organized in partnership with the Atlantic Council, focuses on reducing carbon dioxide emissions to reach zero and the future of global energy.

It will tackle the effects of energy security on the transformation of the energy sector, address energy challenges in Europe and discuss energy sector visions for 2022.

The forum touches on the importance of substituting traditional energy sources by clean and renewable energy sources.

This global goal tops government priorities as they seek to implement it by developing a set of future plans and strategies that contribute to accelerating the global energy transition.

The Arab Youth Center, in partnership with the WGS 2022, will hold the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders to promote Arab youth work and various initiatives related to youth empowerment and engagement.

It aims at developing their capabilities and bolstering their opportunities to participate in building, developing and shaping the future.

The two-day World Government Summit’s (WGS) eighth edition will be held at the Expo 2020 Dubai at the Dubai Exhibition Center on March 29.

It will bring together the world’s most prominent talents to discuss vital sectors and develop ideas and visions for a new future.

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