United Arab Emirates. The World Economic Forum held their 3rd Summit on the Global Agenda in partnership with the United Arab Emirates represented by the Government of Dubai from 29 November to 1 December. The Summit brought together over 600 members of the Network of Global Agenda Councils, comprising global experts from 60 countries – thought leaders from academia, business, government and civil society – to address some of the most pressing issues on the global, regional and industry agendas. Together they represent over 72 councils, each focusing on an issue such as climate change, education, energy security, China, innovation, and logistics & transport. During the three-day Summit, participants engaged in interactive workshops and sessions to discuss emerging trends and global risks that will shape the future. They will also develop ideas to address the world’s challenges.
Open Forum sessions were sessions on selected Council topics open to the general public of Dubai, co-organized by the World Economic Forum, the United Arab Emirates and the Government of Dubai.
They focussed on questions such as
– What are the key challenges to water security in the Middle East?
– How is the water issue linked to economic growth and what are its implications?
– How can regional stakeholders better collaborate to address the issue?