UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Knowledge Summit
November 2019 event bears the theme ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development’
Dubai, October 3, 2019 – The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) –
the United Arab Emirate’s institution dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge –
has announced that the sixth annual Knowledge Summit will be held November 19-20, 2019, at
Dubai World Trade Centre, with its theme this year being ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice
President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with directives from H.H. Sheikh
Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, MBRF Chairman, the summit has established itself
as a prominent world-class knowledge event. Topics of discussion this year include the role of
knowledge in achieving the Sustainable Development to address global challenges, such as poverty,
hunger, inequality and climate change.
“Knowledge is the ultimate goal for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation
and an indispensable requirement for improving people’s lives,” said MBRF CEO His Excellency
Jamal bin Huwaireb. “The sixth annual Knowledge Summit reflects this commitment and will explore
sustainable development with experts and decision-makers to identify local and international
challenges, propose solutions and develop effective instruments to ensure far-reaching sustainable
His Excellency went on to explain that the UAE has set up an integrated ecosystem to drive the
national economy’s shift towards sustainability and to this end has launched an array of initiatives,
chief among them being the UAE Centennial 2071 Plan, UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Green Growth
Strategy, which seeks to build a sustainable future for forthcoming generations.
This year’s Knowledge Summit will also reveal the findings of the Global Knowledge Index 2019,
developed in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to offer
advanced instruments for measuring the current state of knowledge around the world, with several
governments and international institutions taking part. The index contributes to assessing
performance and generating development plans in a variety of fields.
The Knowledge Summit 2019 includes a ceremony to honour winners of the Mohammed bin Rashid
Al Maktoum Knowledge Award, which recognises individuals and institutions from around the world
who have made significant knowledge contributions to the world?
Persons interested in registering for the Knowledge Summit 2019 should visit the event’s official