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Trends participates actively in the discussions of the World Governments Summit 2024

15 Feb 2024

Trends participates actively in the discussions of the World Governments Summit 2024

15 Feb 2024

Trends Research and Advisory, participated in the discussions of the World Governments Summit 2024, and its preliminary meetings. The Center participates as a contributing member in the annual summit held in Dubai under the slogan “Foreseeing Future Governments”, during the period from February 11 to 14, 2024. The summit is held with the participation of more than 25 heads of state and government.

Trends’ team discussed aspects of partnership and cooperation with academic institutions and prominent research institutions at the regional and international levels. The team met with a number of ministers, diplomats and officials, who were briefed on Trends’ experience in empowering young researchers, and the center’s global research mission.

Knowledge Partner

Trends contributed to the success of the third edition of the Arab Youth Leaders Meeting, as the knowledge partner of the Arab Youth Center. Sultan Al-Ali, Director of the Global Barometer Department at TRENDS, reviewed the results of the study “Social Cohesion and Arab Identity”. The study was conducted by Trends in partnership with the Arab Youth Center. Trends delivered a presentation on the “Social Cohesion” index.

The joint study analysed the opinions of Arab youth on the issue of social cohesion, identify and tolerance. These aspects represent a source of resilience against conflict and shocks, and protect societal and individual well-being in the face of pressures and crises.

Social cohesion index

The “Social Cohesion” index relied on data extracted from the themes discussed in the series of preliminary meetings for the activities of the third edition of the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders. It benefits from the results of regional and global opinion polls, Arab Barometer data, the Global Values Survey, and African Barometer data. The information focused on data related to social cohesion, such as trust, tolerance, identity, public participation, cooperation and societal values.

Exchange of global experiences

Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of Trends Research and Advisory, said that the Center’s participation in the World Government Summit aimed at identifying the best international practices, and exchange experiences and expertise in the scientific, research and knowledge fields with the participating parties.

Dr. Al-Ali added that the world is working as a team to achieve the best results that enable countries and governments to invest in youth energies, and raise their potential to the best possible levels. Trends remained committed to this goal since its establishment. Trends is still continuing the process of empowering youth in the field of objective scientific research.

Dr. Al-Ali explained that the Center’s contribution to the World Governments Summit reflects its belief in the significance of integrating roles, exchanging visions and constructive ideas. Furthermore, Trends intends to achieve the maximum benefit from research outputs and valuable studies, by reviewing their results in global knowledge forums that bring together heads of state and government, policymakers, experts, academics and researchers.

TRENDS Research Mission

In addition, Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, and Vice President of the Arab Youth Center, was briefed about Trends’ global research mission, during a meeting with the center’s team, which participated in the activities of the third edition of the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders. The Arab Young Leaders meeting was as part of the activities of the World Governments Summit.

Trends’ team also met with His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Saif Al Neyadi, Minister of State for Youth, His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, His Excellency Ambassador Hossam Zaki, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and His Excellency Saeed Al-Nazari, Secretary General of the Arab Genius Award and Director General of the Federal Youth Authority in the UAE. They where all briefed on Trends’ unique experience in empowering young researchers, and continuous efforts to upgrade their capabilities and develop their scientific and knowledge skills.