Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Future Councils initiative

Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to create a futuristic platform to build key sectors in the emirate for the next 50 years
Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Future Councils initiative
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of the Dubai Future Foundation.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 17 Jan 2019 02:07 PM

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), has launched the Dubai Future Councils, a futuristic platform to build key sectors in Dubai for the next 50 years.

The Dubai Future Councils are tasked to share knowledge and expertise to find solutions to challenges, launch initiatives and national strategies to create opportunities alongside government and private sector experts.

Dubai Future Council for Transportation is chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, director general, chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Dubai Future Council for Talents is chaired by Abdullah Ali bin Zayed al-Falasi, director general of Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

Dubai Council for the Future of Media is chaired by Mona Ghanem Al Marri, director general of Government of Dubai Media Office.

Other councils will be chaired by managing directors of various Dubai Government departments, a statement said.

Sheikh Hamdan said that Dubai Future Councils, which have been launched following the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bon Rashid Al Maktoum, are key to create the "national house of expertise" required to draft the future prospects of Dubai, adding that they will work on turning creative and successful ideas into reality.

"Dubai Future Councils are leading global networks that serves Dubai as an international city, and enhance potential of success, distinction and accomplishment, as well as cement our abilities and support our efforts to employ it in the service of Dubai citizens and its residents," he said in a statement.

The Dubai Future Councils will held meetings to explore the future of key sectors in Dubai with the participation of directors of government entities and experts and specialists specialized in exploring the future.

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