Recently, the Prime Minister of India attended the World Governments Summit in Dubai as a Guest of Honour.

  • India, Turkey, and Qatar have been designated as the guests of honor for 2024.

Key Highlights:

• Theme of the 2024 Summit: “Shaping the Future Governments” 

Agenda: The summit will emphasize six main themes:

  1. Government Acceleration and Transformation: Policies must bridge the digital divide to ensure inclusivity and economic growth amid rapid technological change.
  2. Artificial Intelligence and The Next Frontiers: Addressing regulation, ethical design, and emerging trends in the AI ecosystem.
  3. Reimagining Development and Future Economies: Embracing new technologies, business models, and societal trends to build resilient, prosperous future economies.
  4. Future Societies and Education: Exploring the transformative potential of technology on societies and education.
  5. Sustainability and The New Global Shifts: Adopting sustainable practices for equitable access to resources and long-term prosperity.
  6. Urbanization and Global Health Priorities: Integrating modern mobility solutions and transforming cities into futuristic, liveable centers of progress. 

• Participation: The Summit saw engagement from 20 world leaders, including 10 Presidents and 10 Prime Ministers. Delegates from over 120 countries were represented. Overall, 4,000 attendees were present.

Prime Minister of India’s Special Keynote address:

Minimum Government, Maximum Governance: 

  • Leveraging digital technology for a human-centric approach to governance. Focus on people’s participation. Emphasis on last-mile delivery. Promoting women-led development for inclusivity.

Approach to Public Service:

  • Ease of Living: Ensuring citizens’ daily lives are simplified and improved.
  • Ease of Justice: Ensuring accessible and efficient legal processes.
  • Ease of Mobility: Enhancing transportation systems for convenient mobility.
  • Ease of Innovation: Fostering an environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Ease of Doing Business: Streamlining processes to facilitate business activities.

Nature of Governance:

  • Prioritizing Inclusivity: Ensuring all sections of society are represented and included in decision-making processes.
  • Striving for Tech-smart governance: Utilizing technology for efficiency and transparency.
  • Commitment to Clean and Transparent governance: Upholding integrity and accountability in all actions.
  • Promoting Green Governments: Implementing environmentally sustainable policies and practices.

World Government Summit

  • Annual Event: The World Government Summit is an annual event held in Dubai, UAE, bringing together government leaders, policymakers, experts, and innovators from around the globe.
  • Established in 2013 under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
  • Purpose: The summit serves as a platform for discussing and addressing global challenges and opportunities in governance, innovation, technology, sustainability, and economic development.

Key Features:

  • Knowledge Sharing: Provides a forum for sharing knowledge, best practices, and innovative solutions among participating nations and organizations.
  • Collaboration: Fosters collaboration and cooperation among governments and stakeholders to address pressing global issues.
  • Networking: Facilitates networking and exchange of ideas among leaders and decision-makers from various sectors and regions.
  • Policy Development: Contributes to the development of policies and strategies aimed at creating a better future for societies worldwide.
  • Innovation Showcase: Showcases cutting-edge technologies, initiatives, and projects driving positive change and progress globally.

• Themes: Each year, the summit focuses on specific themes relevant to contemporary global challenges and trends, such as digital transformation, sustainability, healthcare, education, and resilience.

• Significance: The summit’s significance lies in its role as a catalyst for international cooperation, innovation, and progress, driving positive change and addressing shared global concerns.

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