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Dubai kicks off Knowledge Summit under digital revolution theme

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Dubai has kicked off its fourth annual Knowledge Summit with the focus on tackling dimensions and key components the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the opening session on Tuesday at the Dubai World Trade Centre where the “Literacy Challenge Initiative” was announced.

The challenge initiative aims to target and eradicate illiteracy from the region, with a focus on providing the right to education to 30 million Arab youth under the age of 18 by 2030. The initiative is a collaboration between MBRF, UNESCO and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Dubai Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also attended the event.

Sheikh Mohammed also attended the release of the Global Knowledge Index, which was launched by MBRF and UNDP, where Switzerland toped the Index. The Index is the first of its kind in the world and has enlisted 140 countries, offering a platform to exchange insight and expertise. It is set to contribute to economic and social development strategies around the world, enrich the knowledge movement, and serve as a roadmap for the sustainable development of human societies.

At the end of the opening session, Crown Prince of Dubai, along with the chairman of MBRF honored the winners of the third edition of MBRF Award.