DUBAI, The Dubai Future Councils committee highlighted the importance of strengthening efforts and working together at an accelerated pace to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

This came during the first meeting of Dubai Future Councils chaired by Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, in the presence of the heads of the councils and members of both local and federal government entities.

Launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, the Dubai Future Councils aims to enhance the exchange of knowledge and expertise, find effective solutions to challenges, turn ideas into realty through testing and launch initiatives that will shape the future of Dubai.

Al Gergawi, said: "Dubai Future Councils reflect Dubai's forward looking approach in shaping the future of governments, cities and societies; and develop a comprehensive vision for the future of vital sectors".

The meeting reviewed the functions of the Dubai Future Councils, which includes reviewing and keeping abreast with global trends, identifying best opportunities for developing future sectors in Dubai, analyzing and anticipating challenges as well as proposing ideal solutions. The meeting also discussed the expected outcomes of the Dubai Future Councils, which includes issuing of forward-looking reports, introduction of proactive strategies, raising recommendations and launching supportive initiatives and forming and executing of operational plans that will strengthen Dubai's key strategic sectors.

The Dubai Future Councils structure is composed of 13 councils in which each has 10 to 15 members with specialty in key sectors including; academia, start-up and entrepreneurship, legislation and policy, research and development, public and private sectors, fore-sight experts and industry experts.

Source: Emirates News Agency