Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ohood Al Roumi and Smart Dubai World Happiness Awards 2021 winners of the cities
We want to encourage the design and development of cities and environments centered on nature and people.
– Luis Gallardo, Founder and President – World Happiness Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – This year the World Happiness Awards are once again ready and keen to recognize and celebrate the organizations and individuals who achieve a world with freedom, awareness and happiness for all! Our World Happiness Award winners in the cities (individual) category are His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Excellency Ohood Al Roumi.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Excellency Ohood Al Roumi
Few places move as fast as Dubai. What was once a small fishing village along the Persian Gulf has grown into one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Aiming to pave the way for innovation and scientific advancement, Dubai is poised to launch into the future like no other. Of course, all of this is possible with the progressive leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. HH Mohammed is Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
Recently, HH Mohammed announced the UAE’s Strategy for the Future, a comprehensive roadmap that will lead the nation into the next great era of development. The long-term strategy will guide Dubai’s growth by identifying the needs and challenges of the future, addressing them through impactful plans and successfully leveraging new global development opportunities. The UAE’s strategy for the future will be implemented in short, medium and long term phases.
The strategy includes future prototypes for the health, education, social development and environment sectors. These prototypes will serve as a basis for the development of government policies.
The UAE’s strategy also includes:
Strengthen national human skills in all vital sectors.
Strengthening of international relations.
Develop specialized R&D laboratories to assess future challenges and opportunities.
As part of the UAE strategy, planning for the future of Dubai will become a mandatory part of government departments, including reports that will serve as a benchmark for developing government policies and plans.
The UAE strategy also involves several innovative initiatives. The plan is for each government department to have a director of UAE strategy for the future, making the UAE the first government in the world to have this type of post within its departments. As His Majesty Sheikh Mohammad says: “As a nation, we have always looked to the future and planned for the future, which has been a key factor in our success. The UAE’s Strategy for the Future is our new approach to planning for the future by planning, analyzing and implementing highly effective action plans that accelerate development. ‘
HH is a man with a vision for a better future for his people, and he surrounds himself with equally inspiring people. One such person is his Minister of State for Development and the Future of Government, His Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi. Throughout her career, HE Ohood has held a variety of other positions, such as Chair of the Federal Government Human Resources Authority, Vice Chair of the World Summit of Governments and Minister of State for Happiness and welfare, the first such ministerial post. in the world introduced by the government of the United Arab Emirates.
Her Excellency is also a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Council (GEC) of the United Nations Foundation, making her the first Arab member of this prestigious council. She oversees many strategic projects and initiatives including UAE Vision 2021, UAE Centennial 2071, National Program, UAE Government Strategy and National Strategy for Innovation. Despite the difficult times we live in, it is always inspiring to see people willing to go above and beyond to make their communities, cities and countries thrive. With leadership like HH Mohammad and the help of his like-minded partners, it’s no wonder Dubai dreams of a dream that will come true.
Recently, His Highness launched the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, with a future comprehensive map for the city’s sustainable urban development. What is the goal of this strategy? The goal is to improve people’s happiness and quality of life. For this and much more, we are happy to see HH Mohammad and HE Ohood as winners of the 2021 World Happiness Awards. Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!
Our World Happiness Award winner in the cities (community) category is Smart Dubai.
For years, Dubai has made a name for itself as an incredibly technologically advanced city. In just a few decades, Dubai has grown from a tiny village along the Persian Gulf to a city with the world’s tallest building, the world’s longest autonomous metro system, and the world’s largest man-made island, all fully interconnected. with the existing infrastructure of the city. Its progressive initiatives and strategies have made Dubai what it is today and what it will be in the future.
These achievements could not have happened without the vision of the true innovators, from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to government departments in Dubai, who have more than once proven themselves to be up to the challenge of modern technology. One such initiative is Smart Dubai, which aims to prepare the city to embrace the latest technologies – Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data, which were already changing the way cities around the world were managed and operated, both for the public sector than for the private sector. The goal of the Smart Dubai initiative is to lead a city-wide transformation effort by modernizing its digital infrastructure to maximize the city’s benefits from emerging smart technologies.
However, this initiative is rooted in the vision of its leader, to make Dubai the happiest city on the planet. As HH says: “Our ambition is to touch the life of every individual – to achieve a happier life for all. Smart Dubai ensures the rapid creation of seamless digital experiences so that the citizens of Dubai can live an enriched life in their city. To do this, Smart Dubai has launched several initiatives: paperless, Dubai blockchain strategy, support for startups, global network of smart cities, AI principles and ethics, AI lab and happiness agenda.
The organizations’ vision focuses on their core strategy, Going Paperless, which aims to digitize all government operations by the end of 2021. The goal of the paperless initiative is to reduce millions of dollars in government costs, to save hundreds of thousands of trees every year. , and make city life fluid for citizens, businesses and visitors.
The person behind this magnificent project is His Excellency Doctor Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr. She is the Managing Director of Smart Dubai and the first woman to lead the transformation of a smart city globally. HE Dr. Aisha is also overseeing the creation of The Smart City Index, the first-ever benchmark for implementing smart cities around the world, in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union and the United Nations. She is recognized worldwide for her incredible work.
As HE Dr. Aisha explains, cities that use innovative technology to purify the air, shorten lines, care for the environment and respond more sensitively to people’s needs provide a better quality of life. These cities also perform better and are more attractive to businesses. HH Sheikh Mohammed and HE Dr. Aisha hope to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city in the world. It is an ambitious project, but it is also a serious political objective. For this reason, we are delighted to see Smart Dubai as one of the 2021 World Happiness Awards. Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!
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