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Under the directives of Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Future Foundation opens registration for the third cohort of the Dubai Future Experts Program

June 16, 2022

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation, the Dubai Future Foundation today announced that the applications for the third cohort of the Dubai Future Experts Program are now open. The program aims to empower and equip a network of talented Emirati futurists across the government sector with the tools and skills to design and create a promising future for Dubai and the UAE.

The Dubai Future Experts Program is managed by the Dubai Future Academy, an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation. The program focuses on developing a forward-looking mindset within the government and establishing a pool of verified Emirati futurists who will shape the future of Dubai’s key strategic sectors. The modules and content of this first-of-its-kind program have been developed by leading national and global future experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, and CEOs. 

“Through the Dubai Future Experts Program, we continue to invest in great minds, developing experts and futurists across the government entities. These futurists will shoulder the responsibility for advancing Dubai’s strategic sectors,” said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.

“The program targets talented nationals who will be empowered and equipped with the tools and knowledge of foresight and forward-thinking, not just to elevate Dubai’s government excellence model but also to turn it into a global model of excellence. Dubai’s vision is to be the leading city of the future, and this requires radical changes and bold decisions. This reflects the goal of this strategic program,” added HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.

The registration for the new batch of the Dubai Future Experts program, which is a collaboration between the Dubai Future Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai, is open for members of the middle and top management from today until 15 July 2022 through the link: Participants will be selected from the Dubai government employees specialising in strategic design and forward-thinking. 

New generations of futurists

Through its previous batches, the program successfully empowered new generations of futurists across the Dubai government. It enabled them to be part of the government development process and of efforts to enhance Dubai’s ranking among the most future-ready cities in the world.

The Dubai Future Experts Program contributes to consolidating the future design culture across Dubai government entities through the initiatives and projects that will be developed and led by the program’s graduates using the knowledge and skills they acquire during their participation in the program.

Skills of the future 

The third session of the Dubai Future Experts Program will begin in September 2022, comprising two modules, each running for six months. Participants will have the opportunity to progress from ‘Future Analyst’ to ‘Future Practitioner’.   

The program’s first batch witnessed the graduation of 18 experts from 13 government entities in various sectors, such as economic development, trade, health, security, justice, governance, culture and tourism, transportation, aviation and other key strategic sectors in Dubai.