sadly may 2021 reports davosagenda has cancelled aug 2021 update from singapore- next stops geneva mountains jan 22?
mahbubani syllabus- breaking news jan 2021 - singapores leader shares views at davos agenda and welcomes opportunity to stage entire weforum summit in august

1 Special Address by Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

Public Speakers: Børge Brende, Lee Hsien Loong

when we surveyed goal 1 end poverty world bankers like jim kim about number 1 educatorof sdg generation he said sir fazle abed; when we asked fazle abed about coalition partners of university coalition he said a consensus among most asian ambassadors was singapore for knowing where to connect with and korea if you want to inspect some innovations humanising ai before you did a grand tour of china's connections such as the schwarzman triad: beijing's tsinghua, boston's mit, oxford's rhodes on number 1 educator /alumni netwrk to learn from he said sir fazle abed;

united labs for all human hope and love
-in the 2010s more data than humans had ever seen before was created by satellites and mobile devices; moreover 10 dollar computer chips had caught up with the number crunching ability of human brains- and unlike us 7.5 billion people could be cloned to operate specific systems in real time- eg soon driving and policing of cars can be done by the artificials but this begs a question what priority help do 7.5 billion people need? why over 15 years were autnonomous cars priortitised over ending viruses/ the answer is people at the top of the biggest organisations do not see natures challenges to us beings at ground level; the challenge of how to prioritise human ai was popular in the economist of the 1970s partly becuase a journalist had been privilieged to be one of the last people to interview von neumann whose legacy has been 60 years of ai labs started up with twins in 1960 facintg the atlantic out of bostons mit and facing the pacific out of stanford- exercise fingd a globe and point to a place where one thousandth of humans mediates a bigger diversity of demands for humanising tech than anywhere else? did you choose singapore: a island at the apex of the 2 coastlines that 70% of humans being asian depend most on for world trade shipping -while you should certainly choose anywhere on the globe you like to do this survey its extraordinary what can be learnt from singaporeans if 2021 is to be the most exciting and loving year after the hopelessyear of covid 2020 ...
what would happen if every under 30 -and their teachers -knew how to act on knowhow of singapore sustainability leaders -
here are 2 world class curricula, around which emeging applications map -vote for smart singapore youtube libraries 1 rsvp

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

 singapore, korea and possibly china lead in developing ai as a curriculum for all ages both of students and teachers of each age group

one starting place here is start of training on why ai is a branch of maths 

related - the united nations has started to catalogue #aiforgood- which of its sdg-goal practice offices is leading with what ai use

Thursday, February 4, 2021

below clues singapore leaders contributed to last week in geneva- now that singapore has 7 months to plan with all of schwab's networks the games of mankind 2021 youth's most promising year leap forward

and there is replay chance  to improve on the other 95 debates singapore did not directly coordinate by august
#1 vaccine services ai - at initial linked in level i connect board member of world economic forum responsible for ai and celebrating links between meta hubs of industrial revolution 4 as schwab calls it- is there a message of intro i should be sending her and you

and of course there is building out from mahbubani's curriculum  syllabus  he is also founding adviser to wise education laureates who chose sir fazle abed as their benchmark- the first lady of qatar rotates wise with wish - an extraordinary health laureates summit which informs her university partnership at her college campus in doha; now doha has been reunited with the emirates the expo 2021 december a month after glasgow is becoming scot gordon browns biggest hope for linking educators for sustainability

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10.00 net zero cities Grace Fu  Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore

5 Restoring Economic Growth (Option 1)Tharman Shanmugaratnam Senior Minister, Government of Singapore  Deputy Chairman, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum. Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics.

6 shaping a new ocean economy 1 

Lin Xueling  Executive Producer, Channel NewsAsia

building crisis ressitant healthcare systems in post-covid world 2 includes  Jayasree K. Iyer
Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation
Leads the Access to Medicine Foundation as Executive Director. Directs the foundation’s strategy, its stakeholder dialogues and research programmes. As a spokesperson, actively involved in stimulating change within the pharmaceutical industry. Joined the foundation in 2013 to build up its in-house research expertise and to lead the development and application of its methodology for measuring company behaviour. Has worked at the interface of the global health community and the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years. Before joining the foundation, responsible for creating, negotiating and managing public private partnerships in R&D for infectious diseases and oncology. Has worked at NGOs, academic institutions and think tanks. Holds various postgraduate degrees (Masters and PhD) from Singapore and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

 fascinating framing of skilling challenge in 2020s - singapore seems to be one of places that cares most to help everyone upskill with careful lifelong learning solutions

Skilling the Global Workforce weforum jan 2021

Speakers: Rahul Kanwal, Alain Dehaze, Guy Ryder, Salil S. Parekh, Josephine Teo, Dharmendra Pradhan, Saadia Zahidi
under construction - micro-transcript of above video
josephine teo singapore  : 2 decades ago , singapore started focusing on continuous education/learning; in 2015 nationwide skills future movement ownership lifelong learning- over last 12 months employers big role- people more motivated if they can see how put new skills to wiok- eg our finance sector mapped all job roles in sector asked how ai etc would change sector in 3 years- thousands of people reskilled - transformed tillers into digital capabilities - employers win-win when train rather than headhunt- get business transformation and upskill every type of work -  
question -what can other countries learn from you? - 1)-need to try best to save every worker's future - long tail focus needed on those with low digital skill now- new incentives for displaced workers to growing sectors; transiting to gov schemes that hiring those changing over-
- 2) cant rely solely on employers- but must prevent mismatch of individuals training up- professional conversion program - tailored to this looking at 30 sectors in changing job roles - 7/10  who changed got higher wages- importance gov smart on this
 -question - gender equality- we need to work on culture - girls need right role models on stem-- even so big question on care giving - is your society ready to demand males do more on care giving?
salil parekh infosys  india-you look at lead edge of india tech skilling- make sure every employee has access - expand to clients- expands to engineering students- 
platform lex over 1000 courses used by over 300k employees and similar number of employees of top 30 partnering clients- original focus on engineering courses but now have second branch creative design skills
 now free version to be used by million of students  - question you have  unique capacity to scale- are you collab with gov on this; answer our objective make it available as much as it needs to be used at any gov level - we have started with every student- can cluster by skills demand that eg gov can specify - eventually anyone scan use - question do your ideas apply to non-engineering sectr- its a critical question - our 2 foci tech, design and visualisation - this is small but growing area for us-  society will need other platforms than our foci .. need to see examples round world on this
d pradhan minister petroleum/  india's challenge skilling people entering workforce- in india 25 mn new people joining workforce every year; how - new edu policy2020- reskilling, upskilling - pandemic opportunity - new skilling opportunity - digital fintech expanding as sectors - needs skilled workforce;  q is gov :"skillindia" keeping up with edtech? -trying to create public momentum-  india example- leading telecentre to calafornia e-- service sectors
alain dehaze addeco  (hq switzerland world number 2 human resourcefirm)
 -worlds largest recruiter view - active in 56+ countries- helping 2 million find job - alain says crucial individual employers gov tripartite engagemnt specific choices - individuals need to stay attractive on labor market- you lose 40% of skills every 3 years- thats why lifelong learining call individual- we tell emploters not to protect jobs but invest in emplyability- skills needed 3-5 years time - add study skill up a person in ft sech 35k cost whereas 100k tolayoff and headhunt; gov need to put incentives in place- sigapore is a best case- need different accounting treatment of skilling as investment- we see many countries spening huge amount of money on local economies but as short-term instead of reskilling -question to adhow do we ensure equality of motivation to reskill- it goes back to the system of the triadi described; eg system must be capable of helping indinviduals trasfer across sectrs- - some sectors will be seeing maive layoffs - thats reason why system of indiv-v - yes triad system needs custimisation to give women advantage

gr geneva ilo - low skilled doing badly- hi-tech doing well - biggest risk coming out of crisis even more unequal

from global shaper hub in italy - is the responsibility on ndividual or on gov  -ilo mutual responsibility - we are only in foothills of lifelong learning looks like - will need real investment - complementary triadresponsibilitoes individual, employer gov, upskilling depends on employer taking longer-ter appreoach to emplyees

World Economic Forum. ISBN: 978-2-940631-08-7. TERMS OF USE AND DISCLAIMER. The analysis presented in Towards a Reskilling Revolution:.
saadia zahidi weforum  sum up  1 next wave gov stimulus needs strategy, sequencing upskilling - piece with pwc suggest done well 6 trn $ addition to world's new economy; nb if not done well nations will create vast inequalities - generally guys point window for antion is now - see wef reskilling platform targeted 1 billion people - have reached 50 n people - builing lifelongststems is new - 10 countries tred this- 6 new ines coming from -- we also piloting10 secrirs first; 3rd new laguaf=ge - global skills taxolnmy with hekp of edx etc

  • Rahul Kanwal

    Rahul Kanwal

    Director, News, India Today and Aajtak, The India Today Group

    News Director, India Today & Aajtak, India Today Group. Anchors India Today TV’s flagship prime time news broadcast Newsroom. Responsible for managing the news gathering team in India, comprising more than 500 reporters of the TV Today Network who are spread all across India. Has powered some of the most hard hitting investigative stories to emerge from India over the past decade. The exposes unearthed by the team of investigative reporters have led to public functionaries having to resign and also helped bring about large-scale changes in the policy-making apparatus in the country. Believes that instead of rushing to take sides, at a time when India is sharply polarised between right and left, editors must remember that the essence of journalism is to bring out both sides of the story and help viewers reach an informed conclusion rather than have the anchor force his point of view on those watching. Studied Journalism at Delhi University; Chevening Scholar; Programme in International Broadcast Journalism, Cardiff University. Recipient, Rory Peck Trust grant for a course in Hostile Environment Journalism.

  • Alain Dehaze

    Alain Dehaze

    Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group AG

    Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group, a leading workforce solutions partner. Through its global brands Adecco, Adia, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Modis, Pontoon, Spring Professional and YOSS, the Adecco Group is making the future work for everyone. As a Fortune Global 500 Company, the Adecco Group connects 700,000 jobseekers with rewarding employment every day, helps 350,000 people yearly to transition to work, and supports more than 100,000 organizations with the talent, advice and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing and highly-competitive global economy. Plays an active role in shaping the labour markets of tomorrow as a Member of the Board of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), Member of the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work, Steward of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Education, Gender and Work and as Co-Chair of the Governors for the World Economic Forum’s Professional Services Industry Community. Formerly, held board positions at the sector level with the World Employment Confederation, including as Vice-President, World Employment Confederation Europe (formerly EUROCIETT).

  • Guy Ryder

    Guy Ryder

    Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)

    MA in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge. 1981-85, Assistant, Trades Union Congress, UK; 1985-88, Secretary, Industry Trade Section, International Federation of Commercial, Clerical, Professional and Technical Employees; 1988-98, Assistant Director then Director, Geneva Office, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU); 1998-99, Director, Bureau For Workers' Activities, International Labour Organization (ILO); 1999-2001, Director, Office of the Director-General, ILO; 2002-06, General Secretary, ICFTU then General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); 2010-12, Executive Director, ILO; since 2012, current position.

  • Salil S. Parekh

    Salil S. Parekh

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys Limited

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys; sets and evolves the strategic direction for the company and its portfolio of offerings, while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution. Nearly three decades of global experience in the information technology (IT) services industry. Formerly: Member, Group Executive Board, Capgemini, in several leadership positions for 25 years; responsible for overseeing a business cluster comprising Application Services (North America, United Kingdom, Asia), Cloud Infrastructure Services, and Sogeti (Technology & Engineering Services Division); and responsible for the strategy and execution of these businesses – setting direction and enabling rapid client adoption; also Chairman of Capgemini’s North America Executive Council; architect, North America growth and turnaround strategy, and was instrumental in setting up their offshoring capabilities. As Partner at Ernst & Young, brought scale and value to the Indian operations, consultancy firm. MEng in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University; BTech in Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

  • Josephine Teo

    Josephine Teo

    Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Ministry of Manpower of Singapore

    Since 2006, Member of Parliament. Formerly: Chairman, Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress; represented the labour movement on the government-appointed Economic Strategies Committee and co-chaired the sub-committee on Fostering Inclusive Growth; concurrently, Chief Executive Officer, not-for-profit organization Business China, a platform launched by then Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and then China Premier Wen Jiabao to strengthen Singapore's bicultural foundations. 2011-13, Minister of State for Finance and Transport. 2012, appointed to chair a multi-agency Changi 2036 Steering Committee to provide strategic direction for the long-term growth plans of Changi Airport. Since September 2013, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport of Singapore. Member of the Board, Business China.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan

    Dharmendra Pradhan

    Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Steel, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of India

    Postgraduate in Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Has been working on several issues concerning youth, such as unemployment, the lack of skill-based education, rehabilitation and resettlement of farmers, and has played a major role in mobilizing youth in Odisha. With Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP): activist, Secretary, in charge of elections in Bihar and of party affairs in Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Odisha. Recipient of honours and awards. Former Member, 14th Lok Sabha. March 2012, elected to the Rajya Sabha from the State of Bihar. Since Sept. 2017, Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India; has implemented consumer initiatives like PAHAL, the world’s largest direct benefit transfer scheme, and the #GiveItUp campaign, aimed at encouraging affluent citizens to surrender their LPG subsidy for the needy; is working to provide 5 million LPG connection to women below the poverty line in the next 3 years. As Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has deliberated on various issues, including reskilling and skilling the manpower of India and focusing on bridging the skill gap for Indian youth.

  • Saadia Zahidi

    Saadia Zahidi

    Managing Director, World Economic Forum Geneva

    BA in Economics, Smith College; MPhil in International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva; MPA, Harvard University. With the World Economic Forum: Economist (2003-2005); Head of Gender Parity Programme (2005-2011); Head of Civil Society (2008-2011); Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives (2013-2016); Head of Education, Gender and Work (2016-2018); currently Head of Centre for the New Economy and Society and Member of the Managing Board. Co-Author of Forum reports on Human Capital, Gender Gaps and Future of Jobs. Author, Fifty Million Rising (2018). Recipient of honours and awards, including: BBC 100 Women (2013 and 2014); Financial Times/McKinsey inaugural Bracken Bower Prize (2014); longlisted for FT/Mckinsey Business Book of the Year (2018). Interests: future of work, education and skills, income inequality and using big data for public good.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

dubai/ uae contributions to world economic forum

 when it comes to hi tech innovation city ports - dubai probably merits being in the premier league singapore heads in education and other subjects that interestme most- additionally we know from that the month after glasgow hosts cop26 dubai with expo is hosting the most innovative education summit the world has yet seen - rewired -so here are some conversations set up by uae connctors of #davosagenda

Speaking at Davos Agenda 2021, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, stated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments to adopt practices for consolidating future approaches and accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions.

The World Economic Forum is holding its first virtual annual meeting, maintaining the title of its traditional winter summit's Swiss location.

During a session called "Strengthening Stakeholder Capitalism Principles and Practices," as part of the pillar, "Leading Responsible Transformation and Industrial Growth," Al Gergawi stressed how governments have experienced new challenges.

He said this will require revisiting concepts and designing different work models to build up readiness for the future.

Al Gergawi noted that the UAE Government, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, focusses on strengthening global partnerships and supporting the international efforts to find innovative solutions to all challenges facing the process of sustainable development, which will help to shape a better future.

Implementing Stakeholder Capitalism (Option 1)

Speakers: Klaus Schwab, John Defterios, Ilham Kadri, Anand Mahindra, Tito Mboweni, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergaw

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi

Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); Chairman of the Executive Office of the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Advises the United Nations Secretary-General on High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. The purpose of the panel is to advance proposals to strengthen international cooperation in the digital space, with the ultimate aim of realizing the transformational potential of digital technologies while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences. Deputy Chairman: UAE’s Ministerial Development Council; Emirates Investment Authority, the UAE Federal Government’s sovereign wealth fund. As Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, led the development of the UAE National Agenda and Future Foresight Strategy. Chair, World Government Summit Organization, a global platform focused on shaping the future of governments; Chairman, UAE Council for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Dubai Future Foundation. Co-Chairman, World Economic Forum Global Future Councils. Secretary-General, Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives. Member of the Board: UAE University; Abu Dhabi University. Member, International Advisory Council, American University of Beirut. Honorary Fellow, London Business School. Founder, Dubai Autism Centre and UAE Disabled Sports Federation. Vice-Chairman, Dubai Club for the Disabled.

previousy in 2016 gergawi and dubi helped weforum host this key event

Forward Thinking: 700 Global Experts Converge on Dubai to Shape a New Global Future

12 Nov 2016

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  • World Economic Forum brings together over 700 world-leading experts in Dubai for its first-ever Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils
  • Purpose of the meeting is to develop ideas and strategies to prepare the world for the Fourth Industrial Revolution; topics include smart cities, robotics and the future of mobility
  • The meeting is co-chaired by Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future of the United Arab Emirates
  • More information here:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2016 – The inaugural Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils opens Sunday in Dubai, bringing together more than 700 experts from around the world to generate ideas and solutions to prepare the world for the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

With experts comprising leading figures from global business and academia, public figures and heads of international organizations, the meeting’s focus on future preparedness will address a wide range of topics, from game-changing emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, to “systemic” challenges such as the future of the environment, economic growth and cities.

“As the Fourth Industrial Revolution picks up speed, we must develop new and creative ways of driving economic growth, bringing our communities together and fostering cooperation to tackle the challenges we face head on as a shared humanity,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

“His Excellency Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of Global Future Councils, said: “Our region has played a major role in shaping the future of the world for centuries. Today, the forward thinking and vision of our leadership have succeeded in positioning the UAE as a hotbed for innovation, where planning for the future is at the very core of Government. This makes the UAE the ideal destination to host the inaugural Global Future Councils, which strive to find and implement real solutions for the challenges of the future, and flag future opportunities that we can all benefit from. Through this partnership with the World Economic Forum, the UAE is creating a platform where we can share our future-focused approach with our international partners.”

In addition to generating ideas to tackle challenges and seize opportunities, outcomes from the discussions of the 35 Councils meeting in Dubai will shape the programme of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, in January 2017.

The meeting in Dubai will see a high level of collaboration between the Forum and the Government of the United Arab Emirates. The country will be represented on each of the 35 Councils, ensuring that knowledge and ideas captured during the meeting are directly channelled into projects to prepare for the future. The United Arab Emirates is also contributing to a special workshop on future preparedness, which is being held on Monday 14 November.

Notes to Editors

The host broadcaster for the meeting is Dubai TV, an affiliate of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI).

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