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Mohammed attends Knowledge Summit
IMRAN MOJIB/WAM November 22, 2017
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DUBAI: The Knowledge Summit 2017 opened in Dubai on Tuesday with the launch of “Literacy in the Arab World” aimed at combating and eradicating illiteracy from the region.

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the opening session of the fourth edition of the Knowledge Summit at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Launched by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the “Literacy in the Arab World” project will provide the right to education to 30 million Arab youth under the age of 18 by 2030.

The project was launched in collaboration with the Unesco, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative.

At the end of the opening session, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the Crown Prince of Dubai, along with the chairman of MBRF honoured the winners of the third edition of MBRF Award.

The summit which is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed and MBRF, bears the theme, “Knowledge and the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

Sheikh Mohammed also attended the release of the Global Knowledge Index, which was launched by MBRF and UNDP, where Switzerland topped the Index.

The Index is the first of its kind in the world and has enlisted 140 countries, offering a platform to exchange insight and expertise.

It is set to contribute to economic and social development strategies around the world, enrich the knowledge movement, and serve as a roadmap for the sustainable development of human societies.

Sheikh Hamda, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of MBRF and Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the event.

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