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MoF launches series of initiatives and events
February 22, 2018
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Dubai: As part of its efforts to strengthen the country’s position as a global hub for innovation, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) launches a series of initiatives and activities to mark the ‘UAE Innovation Month 2018’. Some of the Ministry’s most notable events will include: the ‘Innovation Debate’ (26th February), the ‘Fair for Future Jobs’ under the theme ‘Design your Future’ (26 & 27 February). MoF will also launch its ‘Pop-up and Mobile School’ initiative designed to offer students interactive workshops and strengthen their culture of innovation (25-28 February).

The ‘Innovation Debate’ gathers an audience from various backgrounds to participate in open dialogues on the opportunities and challenges of innovation, and promote a spirit of innovation and critical thinking. The ‘Fair for Future Jobs’ will hold meet and greets with leading international companies to explore future job prospects. The ‘Pop-up and Mobile School’ initiative is designed to deliver interactive workshops to university and school students in a mobile school setting. The workshop will equip students with the necessary materials to learn more about coding, design thinking and data analytics.

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance affirmed the Ministry’s commitment to establishing a stimulating environment for innovation across its different departments. He said: “Creating a culture of innovation in government work is one of the Ministry’s key strategic goals. It is important to stimulate creative thinking among employees, as part of our belief in the importance of innovation as a prerequisite for government work.”

The ‘Innovation Debate’ will gather a group of specialists and experts who will address a range of topics, with speakers such as Mark Beer, CEO of DIFC Courts and Dr Tim Jones, Founder & Programme Director of Future Agenda to discuss privacy and cyber security. Aly Haji, Writer, Future Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada and Dr. Ali Hellani, Genetics lab Director, IVF UAE, World- Renowned Reproductive Geneticist will have a special discussion on ethics and biotech.

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