DUBAI, 21st March, 2022 (WAM) — The seventh edition of the Knowledge Summit has continued for the fourth consecutive day as a virtual event after its in-person sessions wrapped up on Tuesday at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Libby Giles, Director of Global Citizenship Education at the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies, led the first session on the theme ‘Thinking Like a Global Citizen: A Defining Moment for Global Citizenship’. The topic addressed what is global citizenship, including its nature, characteristics, and the importance of thinking critically and acting responsibly.
The second session titled, ‘Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business: An Industry 4.0 Perspective’ discussed the use of data, knowledge, and expertise to achieve excellence in work and enhance the process of decision-making. The session was led by Professor Eric Tsui, Associate Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Center, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The third virtual session, ‘The Power of Youth: Knowledge or Investment’ witnessed valuable insights from Dr. Thabet Al Nabulsi, a pioneer in the field of youth, training, development, and community leadership. Discussions ensued regarding the various challenges that the Arab youth encounter while acquiring knowledge, and the community culture that surrounds knowledge.
The fourth virtual session, entitled ‘Coexistence and Synergies in the Marine Space’, explored the opportunities of the blue economy, the importance of educating and sensitising people about oceans and aquatic life, and the various negative practices and their effects on water bodies. The session was carried out in the presence of Dr. Habiba Al Marashi, Chairman of EEG.
Al Marashi applauded the UAE’s efforts to preserve marine life by introducing various initiatives, such as Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week.
Themed ‘The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the health sector’, the fifth session saw Dr. Majd Naji, founder of Liberty Dental Clinic, reviewing the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons learned from the crisis.
The virtual session of the summit concluded on 18th March.