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UAE unveils National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031

UAE unveils National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031

On
April 1, the UAE launched
its National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031 and the 2021 Advanced Science
Strategy under the Agenda 2031. Together, they aim to strengthen the UAE’s
march to the future through adopting modern technologies and advanced sciences.

The
UAE National Advances Science Agenda 2031 is a collective effort of more than
100 experts from 50 leading private and public entities and in cooperation with
55 supportive bodies.

Launching
the two national agenda and strategy was the Vice President, Prime Minister of
UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The
launch ceremony was attended by Dubai Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin
Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Maktoum bin
Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future
Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi.

The
Agenda aims to create a homogenous scientific environment that supports
realizing the objectives of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071 by backing science and
sectors related to science and technology outputs.

The Agenda
focuses on using sciences to devise solutions to challenges and exploring
economically viable opportunities by working on 8 scientific priorities up to
2031 and 30 scientific targets up to 2021.

 “Promoting the advanced science environment in
the UAE is the best investment in making the future and a key tool to turn the
creativity of human mind into reality,” said Sheikh Mohammad.

Such
investment entails providing appropriate tools and resources to attract and
help scientists and innovators transform their scientific knowledge into a
practical reality.  

The 2031
Agenda outlines the UAE's scientific approaches towards 2031 by working to
bring about the objectives of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 through 3 consecutive
strategies starting with 2018-2021. The strategy will be implemented with the
participation of 10 entities and through setting up councils on the priority
sector level.

The 8
scientific priorities aim to make the most of all strategic natural resources
in the country through national capacity-building, promotion of the sustainable
energy sector, enhancement of water security using advanced and clean
technology, and development of an advanced scientific food security system.

The
priorities also aim to address health challenges in the UAE through a national
scientific system and developing advanced industries sector, in addition to
building a system of logistical support based on scientific studies and data
and creating strategic industries complex.

The
agenda also aims to develop 4 enablers including economic information services,
establishing a coherent scientific community, developing supportive technology
and promoting entrepreneurship in science and technology.

Minister
of State Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri will be in charge of overseeing the
implementation of the Advanced Science Agenda.

According
to Sheikh Mohammad, the National Advanced Science Agenda reflects the UAE
Government’s future planning and proactive thinking approach.

“We
want to make the UAE a hub for advanced science and a top destination for
scientists and innovators, who we do welcome their contributions and
partnership with us in creating a better future for the people,” he said.

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