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The inaugural meeting of the council for the Dubai 10X plan

Dubai on fast track to implement 10X initiative

DUBAI, February 21, 2017

The inaugural meeting of the council for the Dubai 10X plan, which aims to the Emirate 10 years ahead of all other cities, discussed the council’s tasks and responsibilities, as well as an action plan to implement the 10X initiative.

“Building the future and preparing for the rapidly changing times require our immediate action,” said Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, vice chairman of the board of trustees and managing director of the Dubai Future Foundation, as he presided over the meeting.

“We must form highly capable and creative teams to implement the forward-thinking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and secure the emirate’s lead in the race to forecast future trends and apply today what cities around the world will be adopting 10 years from now,” Al Gergawi added.

“Adhering to directives from Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, we will begin a new phase, where we will be working to stay ahead of future trends and developments and to maintain our lead over other major cities,” Al Gergawi continued.

“Our vision and the sum of our efforts to develop our systems and institutions will now be channelled towards meeting the future needs of our society and our coming generations. Qualified Emirati nationals will lead the charge in offering the world new and innovative models for government.”

The council explored a number of related topics and assigned each government department a set of tasks it will be responsible for in terms of forming 10X teams that will propose creative ideas to test and implement in Dubai.

The Council set the criteria and standards to adhere to when appointing the 10X teams and their leaders – who will work to come up with out-of-the-box ideas and implement them – as well as the roles and achievements expected from each government department in the period leading up to the next edition of the World Government Summit.

The next phase

In the next phase, the participating government departments will begin appointing leaders for the 10X teams and setting their action plans. These leaders are set to begin training in March, while the remaining members of the teams are appointed.

By establishing 10X teams in different government departments, the Dubai 10X initiative is re-inventing these departments’ roles and the way they go about executing them. The initiative amplifies the part they play in the efforts to build the future and establishes “laboratories” within these departments to revolutionize the way governments work and place Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities. – TradeArabia News Service




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