The Arab Thought Foundation published the 10th Arab Cultural Development Report titled “Innovation or Exhaustion – Arab Scientific Research: Its Reality, Challenges and Perspectives” at a Special Ceremony in Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development in the United Arab Emirates, Prince Khalid Al Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation, Prince Bandar Bin Khaled Al Faisal, Professor Henry Al Await, Director General of the Arab Thought Foundation, part. Minister of Culture of Jordan, Mohamed Ali Al-Hakim, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCWA, Egyptian scientist Farouk El-Baz, members of the Board of Trustees and the Administration and personalities from culture, science, science and diplomacy.
Khalid Al Faisal thanked the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular for the hospitality and hospitality and for all that we have found and blessed in these blessed days of the greatness of culture and thought in the Arab world. This time is the harbinger of proverbs for the young state, which sets no limits to success and every day represents a new example of progress, prosperity and means of knowledge in every direction. He also thanked Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Noura Al Kaabi, for their presence and participation in the presentation of the 10th Arabic Report of the Arab Thought Foundation.
and stated: “The Arab Thought Foundation has for the tenth year in a row presented its Arab report on cultural development, while the Arab world is experiencing more wars, conflicts and political differences, and the resulting economic, social and cultural crises with environmental problems such as Desertification and decline of forest areas and water scarcity are associated And pollution. The tenth report addresses all these issues objectively and in numbers, focusing this year on the activities of scientific research, technological development and innovation, and its role in comprehensive and sustainable development, in our belief in the role of thought, science and culture in promoting the bitterness of reflecting this reality ». “The emphasis on scientific research, technological development and innovation and their relationship to comprehensive and sustainable development is a scientific need that is necessitated by the concepts and demands of the age, this knowledge-based age and the knowledge-based economy., And economic growth, and where In this third millennium and in its new developmental concepts, Al-Faisal believed that improving the quality of life and raising living standards was not just based on economic growth, but also on knowledge in general and its scientific and technological sources in particular. “A knowledge society is society that generates, publishes and invests knowledge for the well-being of nations and the well-being of its citizens. Thus, Arab countries are no longer able to spend more on education than many developing countries, while their economic growth rates are lower than in other countries. “The report makes a significant contribution to providing scientific foundations, accurate data and accurate statistics in various scientific areas, which is an indispensable first step in delivering recommendations and visions that enable planners and decision makers, depending on their role From our crises, which point out that “the report urges us to devote future research strategies and allocations to funding as if to alarm, warns us to miss the opportunity to gather knowledge of the fourth revolution Because the Possibilities Are Still Available and the Decision Is Back To Addressing the Key Challenges of Poverty and Unemployment, Migrations, Political Tensions and Societal Disruptions, a complete and integrated system will begin that will involve scientific research, technological development and innovation t lead to comprehensive and sustainable development, or we remain prisoners of the scientific culture in which we are victims of our failure. “
Al-Faisal thanked coordinators, consultants, thinkers, experts, academics and technicians inside and outside the Arab Thought Foundation, and expressed hope to all those who contributed to the completion of this report, to Arab readers, researchers and academics Contributing to the Arab Conflict and Contributing to the Renaissance and Achieving Comprehensive and Sustainable Development.
Minister Noura al-Kaabi gave a speech in which she outlined the central role of the Arab Thought Foundation in developing and promoting joint development The report draws on its importance from the various scientific themes and represents a holistic and groundbreaking dimension for the Arab library. He s relies on several methods for the most accurate diagnosis of the situation, presenting data, numbers and statistics and explaining the future with recommendations and suggestions.
and stressed that “scientific research in the Arab countries below the level of ambition and without the amount of resources that prevails in these countries, and the reality sees a big gap clarified the Arab scientific research and its global counterpart”. In her speech, she explored the role of knowledge that has become a strategic resource in business life: an inexhaustible wealth that grows every day. “Cultural and artistic innovation is an essential activity for the formation of the knowledge society and for the creation of cultural and intellectual industries based on cultural and intellectual production, which is part of the tenth Arab Cultural Development Report, which provides an accurate diagnosis of the activities of scientific research The United Arab Emirates has published its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world, by playing its role as the main driver of government development and as a key factor in economic development
In her speech, Al Kaabi called for this report to be an important step in promoting cultural development in our Arab countries by increasing understanding and understanding of the importance of international development deepening changes in research, development, innovation and the creation of new patterns of integration.
On the other hand, in his speech, Professor Henry Al-Await, Director-General of the Arab Thought Foundation, referred to three points related to the report, its characteristics and characteristics, and highlighted its conclusions and recommendations. He pointed out that the reasons for assigning this report to the scientific research, technology and innovation activities in the Arab countries focus primarily on the achievements of scientific research and innovation in recent years, with profound developments and spectacular discoveries global level. An integrated report presents the present reality in our Arab homeland, outlines its challenges and outlines its perspectives and mechanisms. He pointed out that the Foundation does not claim to monopolize the initiative to explore the reality of scientific research in the Arab world, has in the past developed a series of reports to the conditions of scientific research systems and technological development and innovation diagnose in the Arab countries. He stressed the need to periodically publish Arabic reports dealing with scientific research issues, the development of concepts of scientific research and their relationship to different sectors, and their ability to meet the challenges of states.
Al-Aweit focused on the features and characteristics of the report in order to meet the aspirations of our societies and to reflect the services that it most desires to deliver. The most important of these is its holistic character, which is reflected in the first five chapters: scientific research and higher education, the use of innovation and development, culture and available scientific directions, innovation and technological development, mechanisms to build a knowledge-based economy; The second topic is the twenty-five papers with more than 500 pages covering various aspects of scientific research, technology and innovation. Third, it is reflected in its geographical coverage, which has excluded no Arab country in Mashreq and the Maghreb. The fourth is reflected in the nationalities of the participants in the composition, representing different parts of the Arab world.
Al-Awaite referred to the abundance of topics in the report, including Arab scientific research in the axes of the social sciences and humanities, the ethical principles in scientific research and the credibility of its activities, the Arab scientific culture, the role of the Arabic language in the creation of an Arab knowledge society, creative thinking, development results of the research and innovation system, artificial intelligence and robotics, patterns of Arab and European cooperation, women, technology and knowledge production, scientific information and publication and other new topics not covered by the Arab departments or rarely have the status they deserve.
Al-Awaite emphasized that one of the key benefits of the report is the central position of the development goals that meet the needs of the Arab countries. He pointed out that the report points to the United Nations-led initiative to implement the Sustainable Development Plan in early 2016 and stresses that this sustainable development is comprehensive in all dimensions of this dimension and calls on the Arab countries to do so To introduce mechanisms Adequate and effective work to link scientific research and technological development with the priorities of such a development.
He explained that this report is an experiment to analyze the performance of Arab countries in developing national science, technology and innovation systems in terms of sustainable development goals.
and concluded the conclusions and recommendations of the report and identified the mechanisms for its implementation by returning to the experience of developed and developing countries, the comprehensive reviews of their existing science and technology systems, in particular, strengthening the contributions of the central government, higher and Closer cooperation with the private sector, scientific and technological capabilities and promotion of innovation at local level within specific disciplines and full consideration of education and training at all stages. And, on the basis of a solid political and legal foundation, to develop innovative methods of Arab cooperation in science, technology and innovation, and to develop creative initiatives that enable Arab institutions to benefit from Arab scientists and innovators in countries of proliferation.