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Watch: Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan celebrates the graduation of the third class of the Dubai Future Experts Program


Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), today witnessed the graduation of the candidates of the third cohort of Dubai. Future Experts Program.

The Programme, developed by DFF with the Dubai Executive Council, prepares a group of future-focused experts in different sectors of the Dubai government. The initiative is the first government program in the world designed to develop and establish a network of future experts in various strategic sectors. The program contributes to the development of future research projects with the aim of making Dubai a leading city of the future.

Sheikh Hamdan said: “Our efforts to groom and enhance Emirati talent continue and the results speak for themselves. The national skills we have developed in the field of strategic foresight have become a central pillar of our approach to infusing foresight into decision-making across government. As Dubai plans to be the leading city of the future, we aim to be at the forefront of strategic sectors such as space, aviation, technology, science, engineering, energy, economy, arts and culture, for example. name a few.”

He added: “Four years ago we launched the Dubai Future Experts Program to be an incubator that develops the mindset and skills of Dubai government employees and provides them with the tools they need to shape the future of their sectors. . As part of the journey, candidates work on identifying future scenarios and opportunities in order to prepare for the transformations to come.”

Sheikh Hamdan noted that Dubai continues its efforts to design the future in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, who believes that today’s achievements are only the beginning. of the path to achieving the Dubai goals.

Launch of the fourth cohort

Dubai Future Academy also announced the launch of the fourth cohort of the Dubai Future Experts Programme, calling on Dubai government entities to register by October to benefit from this program and become active contributors to shaping Dubai’s future. . The program benefits government entities by empowering employees and leaders with future skills and foresight tools to constantly explore and prepare for Dubai’s future.

On Saturday, during the graduation ceremony, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on a group of research projects, future scenarios, as well as a set of recommendations that members of the Dubai Future Experts Program worked on developing during their participation in the first and second level of the program.

Fundamental objectives

The Program aims to develop a methodology of future thinking and forecasting in the government sector in a way that contributes to equipping government agencies with the necessary tools to explore and prepare for the future, as well as to keep up with rapid changes. global.

Participants in the third cohort of the Dubai Future Experts Program included middle and senior management employees. They participated for a full year in a variety of training courses, coaching sessions and workshops that were supervised by a group of experts, scientists, CEOs and specialists in the field of foresight from across the UAE and around the world. .

The program contributed to developing participants’ skills in many fields, including horizon scanning, trend analysis, future-oriented research, future scenario development, analysis and future storytelling techniques.

The Dubai Future Experts Program has, during its previous three batches, managed to graduate strategic foresight experts in the field of government work in Dubai and prepare them to enrich the government advancement process. The program encourages participants to use their knowledge and experience to enhance the role of government entities in executing strategic and future plans in Dubai and preparing for global changes.


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