Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future launched the Future Foresight Strategy (PDF) which involves building future models for the health, educational, developmental, and environmental sectors, harmonising the current governmental policies, building national capacities in the field of future foresighting, establishing international partnership, and launching research reports on the future of the various sectors in the country.
The strategy aims at setting governmental systems that make foresighting the future a part of the strategic planning in the government, and at launching studies and scenarios to forecast the future of all priority sectors in addition to setting plans and policies based on that.
Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils
The UAE Government signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to host the four editions of the Annual Meeting for Shaping the Future from 2016. The UAE-WEF partnership will aim to boost efforts of studying and foreseeing the future in a number of vital sectors related to sustainable development, improving life standards, and finding effective solutions to anticipated challenges. The partnership will also help create platforms for the experts of the Global Future Councils to facilitate communication between government organisations, private enterprises, expert houses and consulting firms. These platforms will enable collaboration in building capacity through training courses, workshop, papers and publications related to vital sectors.