Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) hosted interactive conversations on Sunday to discuss the future of education in Dubai for the next 50 years. Focusing on six key themes, the ideas were shared and co-created by parents, educators, investors, thought leaders, policy makers and members of the public at a special event hosted in Area 2071 at Emirates Towers.
The event was hosted in line with the announcement of 2020 as the year of preparations for the next 50 years by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The event was attended by H.E Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, Commissioner General of the Health and Education sector, His Excellency Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of KHDA and a number of senior officials.
The key themes included: early childhood education and care, education for Emiratis, schooling in 50 years, vocational studies, higher education, disruption and role of Artificial Intelligence.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, said, “The future represents us and we want to create it together to achieve our goals. The idea of getting together people from all walks of life and having conversations around the next 50 years drives us to find new possibilities that will help us thrive. We need to focus on the human potential because everything else around us will continue to change.”
The event also showcased voices from the community through KHDA’s social media platforms.