dubai cares hosting one of greatest education summits rewired2021.com dec 2021 .. (historically dubai has also hosted varkey million dollar teacher summit); qatar has hosted wise laureates (also next dec 2021)
dubai helped as main place platform of 4 yearly ifu summit 2017 - in top 3 siperport models segment of asia rising coastal belt supercity model published by norman macrae the economist 1962-1977 (Asia Rising Genre)
update from dubai 2 trips 2014, 2016 -email@example.com
arguably first superport to design world trade conference centre partly to headhunt future tech sectors nation wanted
notable contributions to sdgs:
legatum bank main funder of quadir brother originatirs of mobile phone for poor in bangaldesh from 1995 - see partnerships originally with yunus but now worlds number 1 cashless bank bkash in terms of population served bkash
Majed Sultan Al Mesmar
Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)
United Arab Emirates. Majed Almesmar holds a bachelor degree of science in Electrical Engineering. He has over 27 years of experience in the field of telecommunications and regulatory. He held various top-level management within various telecom operators locally, regionally and internationally. At present, Mr. Almesmar is the Director General of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) – UAE. Also, he is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ICT Fund-UAE and member of the advisory council of Dubai Chamber of Commerce for the Digital Economy. Mr. Almesmar is a very active participant in the ITU activities and was the Chairman of the Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 as well as WSIS 2018.
Think tanks have long sought to provide policymakers and the general public with sound analysis and expert advice on the most pressing political and economic issues of the day. During a time of escalating political crises and economic challenges throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, think tanks have become more relevant than ever. However, it can be difficult in these turbulent times for think tanks to provide analysis and advice that are timely, relevant and impactful. To overcome this challenge, think tanks must deploy new means of communicating with their target audiences, that cut through the deluge of the 24-hour news cycle to provide thoughtful and rigorously researched perspectives on current events.
https://www.brookings.edu/events/why-think-tanks-matter-the-role-of-think-tanks-in-times-of-crisis/ As part of their joint annu al series on “Why Think Tanks Matter,” Al Jazeera Center for Studies and the Brookings Doha Center invite you to a discussion on the role of think tanks in times of crisis. The discussion will address the following questions: How should think tanks adjust their roles in times of crisis? How can they ensure that their work reaches the right audiences, amid a breakneck news cycle and constant social media commentary? And how can think tanks communicate their research and ideas more effectively to these audiences, in order to galvanize policy action?
Presenter - Al Jazeera Mubasher
Director of Research - Brookings Doha Center Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development
Manager of Research - Research Department at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Nayef Bin Nahar Alshammari
Professor - Qatar University