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UAE launches Partnerships to private dynamics

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UAE launches Future Partnerships to boost public-private dynamics.

The Future Partnerships Initiative is part of the UAE’s ambitious vision to strengthen the public-private collaboration and accelerate future readiness. The government puts a premium focus on women entrepreneurs.

The Government Development and the Future Office of the UAE government launched Future Partnerships, a unique initiative and the first in the region that engages leading private sector firms to actively participate in preparing for — and shaping — the future of the UAE.

The initiative is a platform where the government and private sector firms in the UAE can unite together to identify future opportunities, create innovative solutions to future challenges, and design impact-driven initiatives for the UAE.

The first future journey was taken with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking platform. The UAE government and LinkedIn announced the launch of the Future Skills for Women program, which aims to equip 2,000 young Emirati women with the skills for future jobs and enable them to actively participate in designing and shaping the future of the UAE, and increase their contribution to the UAE economy. The initiative also provides an opportunity for young women to obtain specialized certificates in future skills, empowering them and enhancing their career path potential.

The Future Partnerships Initiative is part of the UAE’s ambitious vision to strengthen the public-private collaboration and accelerate future readiness. It is designed to give private sector firms access to government to create impactful initiatives and programs that will shape the future via creative ideas enabling the UAE to manage the rapid global changes, increase future-readiness, and advance the social and economic progress of the UAE.

The signing of the partnership agreement was attended by Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future; Sue Duke, vice-president and head of global public policy at LinkedIn; Ali Matar, head of LinkedIn emerging markets, Middle East, and Africa; and a number of the company’s officials in Dubai and Dublin.

Al Roumi said: “The initiative embodies the leadership’s directives of utilizing the government as a platform for partnerships in designing the future.”

She affirmed that the Future Partnerships initiative translates the directives of the UAE’s leadership to make the government a platform for driving partnerships and leveraging the expertise of public and private sectors to co-create policies, projects, and solutions that enhance readiness for the future.

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