His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched ‘Designing the Next 50’ project to help shape the future of the country.
The project, which will support ‘2020: Towards the next 50’, welcomes citizens and residents to share their suggestions to create policies in key sectors.
"Fifty years ago, the UAE’s founders started a mission to involve people in shaping the country’s future that we see today," said Sheikh Mohammed.
"They started from the desert with ambitions that reached outer space. They gathered and discussed people’s ideas while living in different circumstances with fewer resources, but they were united by the same spirit and extensive efforts that aimed for the summit.
"Their mission made history and redefined the concept of modern societies.
"Today, we revive the mission of the UAE’s founders. Today, we begin our mission to prepare for the next 50 years that lead up to the UAE’s Centennial.
"Our duty is to design the UAE of the future for the next generations and to involve our people in this mission just like our founders did. We invite citizens and residents to join us in shaping the future of the UAE."
A digital platform will be launched to gather ideas from the public in key sectors including health, education, economy, tourism, and investment.
Members of the public will be able to interact with the decisionmakers to work together and develop a plan for the future.
محمد بن راشد يطلق مشروع تصميم الخمسين عاما القادمة لدولة #الإمارات، الذي يستهدف إشراك أفراد المجتمع في رسم مستقبل دولة الإمارات ووضع محاور ومكونات خطة مئوية الإمارات، الخطة التنموية الشاملة للإمارات خلال الخمسين عاماً المقبلة— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 28, 2020