Roadmap covers areas including technology, environment, infrastructure and transportation
A ‘Strategy for the Future’ for the UAE – a roadmap that “will take the nation to the next era of development” – was today unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The long-term strategy will steer the nation’s growth by “identifying the needs and challenges of the future, addressing them through impactful long-term plans, and successfully leveraging new opportunities for all-round development”, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Ratified by the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, the UAE Strategy for the Future will be implemented in three phases – short, medium and long-term.
“As part of the strategy, future prototypes for sectors including healthcare, education, social development and the environment will be developed. These will form the basis for governmental policymaking. The strategy also focuses on building national human competencies in all the key sectors, strengthening international partnerships, and developing specialised R&D labs that will evaluate future challenges and opportunities,” WAM said.
“Under the new strategy, planning for the future will become a mandatory part of the operations of government departments.”
“As a nation, we have always been forward-looking and planning for the future, which has been a key driver of our success. The UAE Strategy for the Future is our new approach to planning for the future by predicting, analysing and implementing highly effective action plans that accelerate development,” said Sheikh Mohammed.
“The strategy serves as the referral point for governmental departments to adopt proactive future planning to usher in an even more prosperous tomorrow for our current and future generations.”
The UAE Strategy for the Future will cover areas like technology, sustainability, environment, infrastructure, transportation, healthcare and education.