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Knowtalks

A series of webinars hosting intellectuals and knowledge experts from around the world addressing knowledge and development challenges and shedding light on untapped opportunities and learning from experience.

Rich, informative and exciting discussions led by experts from various fields and backgrounds taking place at least once a month that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home!

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NextGen AI innovators

21 June 2023

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Jordan Casey

Youth Entrepreneur/Software Engineer

21 June 2023

NextGen AI innovators
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    Jordan Casey

    Youth Entrepreneur/Software Engineer

27 May 2023

Stitching sustainability into the fabric of fashion
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    Roni Helou

    Entrepreneur, Creative Director and Founder, RONI HELOU

26 May 2023

Beyond borders: Joining forces for a sustainable world
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    Shailendra Kaushik

    Co-Founder, CITIES FORUM

25 May 2023

From trash to value: Unleashing the power of recycling
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    Jérôme Viricel

    General Manager, RECAPP Veolia Middle East

24 May 2023

Food tech and security: The race to sustainability
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    Yazen Al Kodmani

    Partner, 3Y Agtech and Deputy General Manager, Emirates Bio Farm

23 May 2023

Breaking barriers: Achieving gender equality
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    Emma Burdett

    Founder, WILD Network

22 May 2023

Climate forward: Accelerating collective action
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    Sara Shatila

    Communications and Advocacy Officer, UN RCO United Arab Emirates

20 April 2023

Engaging fans 2.0: Innovations and ethics
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    Layla Maghribi

    Journalist and Podcaster

18 April 2023

Entertainment unleashed: The power of creativity
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    Hisham Aramouny

    Entertainment and Tech BD consultant

21 March 2023

Brush up on your financial literacy
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    Elsa Favre-Baron

    Financial Education Policy Analyst, OECD

28 February 2023

What does it take to innovate?
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    Anas Zeineddine

    Founder, innovaMENA

23 October 2022

Changing the world, one volunteer at a time
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    Tapiwa Kamuruko

    Policy Specialist and Head of Research and Evidence, United Nations Volunteers

23 October 2022

Joining forces for sustainable urban development
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    Nils Scheffler

    Founder and Head, Urban Expert

22 October 2022

Bioinformatics: Revolutionizing health care
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    Pierre Khoueiry

    Team Leader and Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research

22 October 2022

Private sector engagement in development
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    Nicole Manger

    Lead, Multilateral Data & Innovation Policy, German Federal Foreign Office

21 October 2022

Multidimensional poverty: Implications for labour market policies
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    Kevin Hempel

    Founder and Managing Director, Prospera Consulting

21 October 2022

Banks and fintech on platform economies
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    Paolo Sironi

    Global Research Leader in Banking, IBM

20 October 2022

Flattening organizational hierarchies
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    Stephanie Barnes

    Chief Chaos Organizer, Entelechy

20 October 2022

Startup ecosystem outlook: Where do governments stand?
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    Philipp Kovener

    Director, Trend & Innovation Scouting, Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

19 October 2022

Future-proofing workforces through transformative learning
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    Janina Beilner

    Senior Vice President for Education Services & Workforce Solutions, Customer Services, Siemens Healthineers

19 October 2022

Economic diplomacy in a fragmented world
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    Abdo Medlej

    Economic Attaché, Embassy of Lebanon in the Federal Republic of Germany

28 September 2022

Museums: Preserving and transforming knowledge
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    Manuel Rabaté

    Director, Louvre Abu Dhabi

31 August 2022

Connected logistics - upcoming era of ‘click and move’
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    Sarfaraz Alam

    CEO and Co-Founder, HashMove

18 August 2022

Food security and future challenges
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    Dr. Hayel Obeidat

    Senior Consultant, G42-HYT

29 May 2022

Towards a better future of AI
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    Saeed Aldhaheri

    Director, Center for Futures Studies, University of Dubai

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    Safia Al Shehi

    Media Practitioner and Author

28 May 2022

Future employability through skills development
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    Sulaiman Alkaabi

    CEO, Future Foresight Foundation, Abu Dhabi

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    Safia Al Shehi

    Media Practitioner and Author

27 May 2022

The new investment landscape: Investing in crises
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    Sara Modalal

    Head of Middle East, Mercury Capital Advisors

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    Anthony Fakhoury

    Project and Research Analyst, UNDP

26 May 2022

Revolutionizing sustainability in the private sector: From CSR to ESG
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    Ivano Iannelli

    Senior Consultant, Sustainability, Emirates Global Aluminium

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    Stephanie Boustany

    Programme Analyst, UNDP

25 May 2022

Unlocking the potential of human progress through geospatial data
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    Ali Al Sammarraie

    Urban Integration Expert

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    Mona El-Sholkamy

    Assistant Professor, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

24 May 2022

Fighting cyberbullying in the digital world
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    Hessa Al Kaabi

    Head, Child Protection Unit, Emirates Schools Establishment

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    Khadiga Alsharif

    Child Protection and MHPSS Advisor, ChildFund International

23 May 2022

The importance of research in the development of societies
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    Fatima Al Shamsi

    Academic Researcher and Economic Expert

  • Moderator

    Hayel Obeidat

    Senior Consultant, G42-HYT

7 April 2022

Women in Research – Leading Insight to Action
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    Shazia Ginai

    CEO, Neuro-Insight UK Ltd

  • Moderator

    Stephanie Boustany

    Programme Analyst, UNDP

7 April 2022

Uncertainty Deconstructed: Transforming Traditional Perception - A Guidebook for Decision Support Practitioners
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    Bruce Garvey

    Serial Entrepreneur

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    Anthony Fakhoury

    Project and Research Analyst, UNDP

7 April 2022

Transforming Economies through Collaboration and Innovation
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    Laurent Probst

    Partner, Economic Development, Digital Transformation and Innovation, PwC

  • Moderator

    Anthony Fakhoury

    Project and Research Analyst, UNDP

6 April 2022

Tricks of Managing Knowledge Within Growing International Teams
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    Mike Bandar

    Co-Founder, Waybook.com

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    Stephanie Boustany

    Programme Analyst, UNDP

6 April 2022

Innovating into the Future - Making Ideas Work
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    Al Anoud Al Hashmi

    CEO and Founder, The Futurist Company

  • Moderator

    Stephanie Boustany

    Programme Analyst, UNDP

5 April 2022

ICT for Knowledge-based Economies
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    Paul Foley

    CEO, Tech4i2

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    Anthony Fakhoury

    Project and Research Analyst, UNDP

5 April 2022

Part-human, Part-machine
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    Dave Katz

    Co-Founder, Intuizi and Learning Doctors

  • Moderator

    Stephanie Boustany

    Programme Analyst, UNDP

14 December 2021

Committing to Equal Opportunities: Scaling reform and collaboration
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    Jeff Maggioncalda

    CEO, Coursera

  • Moderator

    Raya Bidshahri

    Founder and CEO, School of Humanity

3 November 2021

Circular Business Model: Towards a Full-fledge Recovery
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    Elisa Tonda

    Head of the Consumption and Production Unit, Economy Division, UNEP

  • Moderator

    Maya Karkour

    Founder of Circular Hub and Environmental Specialist

22 September 2021

Policymaking Under Uncertainty
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    Katju Holkeri

    Head of Governance Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance, Finland

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    Dina El Mofty

    Entrepreneur, Investor and Founder of Injaz Egypt

8 September 2021

Unlocking Opportunities Through Financial Inclusion
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    Nadine Chehade

    Senior Financial Sector Specialist and CGAP Representative in the Arab World

  • Moderator

    Richard Dean

    Presenter, Dubai Eye

11 August 2021

Curbing Climate Change: Ambitious Yet Achievable Aim
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    Majdah Aburas

    Chairperson, Saudi Environment Society

  • Moderator

    Ruba AlZubi

    Strategic Advisor in Environmental Policy, Governance and Green Economy

28 July 2021

Digital Skills: The Zero Choice
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    Ellen J. Helsper

    Professor of Socio-Digital Inequalities, London School of Economics

  • Moderator

    Iaroslava Kharkova

    Associate Project Officer, Unit for Technology and AI in Education, UNESCO

14 July 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on SMEs: Opportunities and Challenges
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    Neil Petch

    Chairman, Virtugroup

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    Youmna Naufal

    Director of Communications, Brunswick

23 June 2021

Reskilling: Defining the New Normal
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    Jeff Maggioncalda

    CEO, Coursera

  • Moderator

    Aziza Osman

    Human Development Specialist, Founder of Montiplay

9 June 2021

Redefining Knowledgeable: Shifting to a Skills-Focused Framework of Education
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  • Speaker

    Jeff Utecht

    Educator, Consultant, Author

  • Moderator

    Tricia Friedman

    Creative Content Director, Shifting Schools

26 May 2021

Data Driven Decision-Making
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    Ahmed Emad

    Data visualization expert, Founder of Powerful Insights

  • Moderator

    Anthony Fakhoury

    Project Researcher, Knowledge Project, UNDP

19 May 2021

Predicting the Unpredictable Through Advanced Data Analytics
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  • Speaker

    Zaid Kamhawi

    CEO, Qarar

  • Moderator

    Jarred Lloyd

    Senior Associate, Qarar

28 April 2021

Get Your Facts Straight: COVID-19 Vaccines Demystified
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    Dr. Islam Hussein

    Molecular Virologist, Senior Scientist, Microbiotix

  • Moderator

    Dr. Mansoor Habib

    Consultant Physician, Family Medicine and Occupational Health

14 April 2021

Covinnovation: The Pandemic as An Innovation Accelerator
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    Anders Sorman-Nilsson

    Futurist, Founder of Thinque Think Tank

  • Moderator

    Maya Hojeij

    Senior Business Presenter, Asharq News

31 March 2021

Touring the World through Turning Pages
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  • Speaker

    Ann Morgan

    Author, TED Speaker, Royal Literary Fund fellow and editor

  • Moderator

    Brandy Scott

    Co-host of The Buisness Breakfast, Dubai Eye

16 December 2020

2020 – A Change to Rethink our World
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  • Speaker

    Tom Goodwin

    EVP of Innovation at Zenith Media, USA

  • Moderator

    Sally Mousa

    Presenter, Speaker and Moderator

14 December 2020

Navigating Tourism through Coronavirus: Destination Unknown!
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  • Speaker

    Harold Goodwin

    Director at Responsible Tourism Partnership and Advisor to ATM & WTM

  • Moderator

    Brandy Scott

    Co-host of The Business Breakfast, Dubai Eye

9 December 2020

Digital Finance for a Fairer Post Pandemic World
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  • Speaker

    Simon Zadek

    Chair, Finance for Biodiversity

  • Moderator

    Lynn Chouman

    News Editor, LinkedIn

30 November 2020

Insight into the Global Knowledge Index: Research, Development and Innovation
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  • Speaker

    Motaz Khorshid

    Former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt

  • Moderator

    Sirine Saghira

    Knowledge Project, UNDP

30 November 2020

Post-COVID Cities: From Contemporary Cities to Virtual Spaces
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  • Speaker

    Luca Curci

    Founder of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECT

  • Moderator

    Giulia Tassi

    Project Manager, ITSLIQUID Group

25 November 2020

What Knowledge Indicators May Imply
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  • Speaker

    Jo Ritzen

    Honorary Professor, Maastricht University

  • Moderator

    Stephanie Boustany

    Knowledge Project, UNDP

25 November 2020

Insight into the Global Knowledge Index: Higher Education
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  • Speaker

    Ali Ibrahim

    Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University

  • Moderator

    Diana Assaf

    Knowledge Project, UNDP

23 November 2020

Insight into the Global Knowledge Index: Economy
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    Khalid Al-Wazani

    Chairman, Jordan Investment Commission

  • Moderator

    Anthony Fakhoury

    Knowledge Project, UNDP

23 November 2020

Insight into the Global Knowledge Index: Technical and Vocational Education and Training
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  • Speaker

    Youssef Sadik

    Sociology professor, Head of Educational Institution at Mohamed V University, Morocco

  • Moderator

    Sirine Saghira

    Knowledge Project, UNDP

23 November 2020

Insight into the Global Knowledge Index: Information and Communications Technology
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  • Speaker

    Professor Yousry El-Gamal

    Former Minister of Education, Egypt, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology

  • Moderator

    Stephanie Boustany

    Knowledge Project, UNDP

18 November 2020

Knowledge for the Future: Lessons in Leadership
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  • Speaker

    Yasar Jarrar

    Author of 'The Sheikh CEO' Book

  • Moderator

    Naoufer Ramoul

    TV Presenter, Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI)

18 November 2020

Innovate or Die Trying: From the Mind of World Renown Hacker
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  • Speaker

    Pablos Holman

    Inventor at the Intellectual Ventures Lab, Founder and CEO of Komposite

  • Moderator

    Jessy El Mur

    Certified Media Trainer

16 November 2020

Insight into the Global Knowledge Index: Pre-University Education
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  • Speaker

    Najoua Ghriss

    Professor at the Higher Institute of Education and Continuous Training in Tunisia

  • Moderator

    Hany Torky

    Chief Technical Advisor, Knowledge Project, UNDP

16 November 2020

The Role of Organizational Culture in Effective Knowledge Management
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  • Speaker

    Ron Young

    CEO and CKO, Knowledge Associates Cambridge Ltd.

  • Moderator

    Dima Najim

    Managing Director, EFE-UAE