Par­tic­i­pants hail PAAET’s Head­ing Global con­fer­ence

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: In a state­ment com­ment­ing on the Head­ing Global con­fer­ence hosted by the Public Author­ity for Ap­plied Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (PAAET), head of Dubai Univer­sity Pro­fes­sor Essa Al-Bas­taki hailed the meet­ing which dis­cussed sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, smart ci­ties, smart learn­ing, health­care, roads and var­i­ous as­pects of life. Also speak­ing at the con­fer­ence, Dr Talal Al-Hu­raiji from Saudi Ara­bia said the con­fer­ence was a first step to­wards hold­ing fur­ther sim­i­lar events and in­vest­ing in youth po­ten­tials and the knowl­edge econ­omy. He added that the con­fer­ence was a great chance to ex­change ex­per­tise.

ACICO CEO Ghos­soun Al-Khaled ex­pressed hope that the con­fer­ence’s rec­om­men­da­tions would be put into prac­tice in or­der to achieve a bet­ter fu­ture for Kuwait and other GCC states. Deputy Chair­man of To­tal UAE Sul­tan Al-Ha­jji spoke about the role of the youth in the fu­ture of the knowl­edge econ­omy and how they can pre­pare them­selves to cope with the lat­est tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ments.

Boubyan Bank deputy CEO Ab­dul­lah Al-Tuwai­jri spoke about smart com­mu­ni­ties and sus­tain­abil­ity. The head of the con­fer­ence’s sci­en­tific com­mit­tee Pro­fes­sor Elias Carayan­nis from Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity said that the con­fer­ence was the first of its kind in the re­gion and that it fo­cuses on sus­tain­able and com­pre­hen­sive smart devel­op­ment.

(From left) Head of Dubai Univer­sity Pro­fes­sor Essa AlBas­taki, PAAET’s Of­fi­cial Spokesper­son Fa­tima Al-Azmi, and Dr Talal Al-Hu­raiji from Saudi Ara­bia.

PAAET’s Of­fi­cial Spokesper­son Fa­tima Al-Azmi (lfet) and ACICO CEO Ghos­soun Al-Khaled.

As­sis­tant un­der­sec­re­tary of youth devel­op­ment at the min­istry of youth Me­shal Al-Subaie

Fa­tima Al-Mo­sawi, Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ager of Kuwait Achiev­ers for Fu­ture Op­por­tu­ni­ties (KAFO) project.

KUWAIT: Sa­mar Kh­leif, Coun­try Di­rec­tor of AMIDEAST de­liv­ers her speech. — Pho­tos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

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