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Creating a better tomorrow is UAE's priority: Sheikh Mohammed
Third annual meeting of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils
commenced in Dubai on Sunday.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime
Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that being proactive in
creating a better tomorrow is a priority for the UAE government. This
approach guides the development of strategies and services that positively
impact people's lives.
"Advanced technologies and sciences are shaping the future. In the UAE, we
are keen to harness advanced technologies to enhance the progress of
humanity," he said while touring the Transformation Maps Platform on the
sidelines of the third annual meeting of the World Economic Forum's Global
Future Councils, which commenced in Dubai on Sunday.
"We are proud of the UAE's contribution to humanity's journey of progress,
and its transition to a future driven by new advanced technologies. We are
working hard to equip future generations with the skills that will be
required in the future. Hosting the annual meeting of the Global Future
Councils is part of our vision for enhancing the UAE's contributions to
improving the conditions of human society. It reflects our aspirations and
our constant efforts to ensure the best possible future for our people," he
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge
Failures, challenges make good leaders: Pupils
Students are encouraging their peers to "get up and try again if they fail"
for them to become leaders.
When asked how students can become leaders instead of followers, the head
boy at the Apsam Indian International School Sharjah, Dev Sebastian Joseph,
said students should find their passion, as "passion leads to innovation".
"Sometimes, students become followers by default because of cultural or
traditional practices. But remember that a true leader thinks out of the
box. Innovative leaders create a culture of risk, change, and critical and
creative thinking. Sometimes you try and fail, but that can make or break
"The light bulb was tested 3,000 times before they got it right. Imagine if
they stopped trying back then, maybe there wouldn't be bulbs today. Schools'
curricula should embrace project-based learning, mind-mapping students, and
team work that
supports development skills," Joseph said.
Innovative leaders, he said, are passionate visionaries who not only churn
out groundbreaking ideas but also lead by example and motivate the people
He added that their school's principal has given him a chance to become one
as he worked with senior and junior school student council members.
"Schools have a great role in moulding the young generation to be innovators
rather than followers. To live and succeed in the present world, students
will need an increased focus on communication, collaboration, and
creativity. They will also have to use technology to turn their ideas into
opportunities," Joseph said.
Hurairah Faatimah Muzammil, a student at Gems Our Own English High School,
Dubai, said that the youth could become tomorrow's leaders and innovators if
they are given the responsibilities and tasks that challenge their abilities
and spark their passions.
"Responsibility makes students understand their roles and urges them to do
their best to meet the requirements of a given task. Introducing them to a
wide range of activities and ideas can also help them develop a better
understanding of problems and learn how to find innovative solutions.
"Providing challenges at every level is another way, as this lets pupils
compete with themselves and strive for excellence," she said.
November 11, 2018
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