Expo 2020's Aqdar Summit to focus on sustainability, environment
“The event will bring together leaders, experts, and high-profile speakers from various fields to generate initiatives”
Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that it will host the fifth edition of the Aqdar World Summit, which will be organised by the Khalifa Empowerment Programme – Aqdar – and the UAE Ministry of Interior in partnership with the United Nations, under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The announcement was made in the presence of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as well as HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Under the theme, ‘Nourishing Minds, Flourishing Nations’, the annual Aqdar World Summit will bring government officials, experts, decision-makers, professionals, and youth together to discuss critical topics related to the development of individuals and societies, according to state news agency, Wam.
Commenting on the importance of the Aqdar World Summit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said: “The event will bring together leaders, experts, and high-profile speakers from various fields to discuss vital topics and generate initiatives and recommendations that can contribute to the development of our societies."
The Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, said: “Through specialised workshops and discussions, the Summit will address key topics that Expo 2020 will focus on including sustainability, environment, education, culture, innovation, trade and business. The Aqdar summit will be an excellent opportunity to put the spotlight on humanity’s achievements, challenges and opportunities.”