Moderating at the World Government Summit 2016 | Can we still restore Arab pride in science?

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I’ve had the privilege of working with researchers from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) during the World Government Summit, along with a former colleague, veteran reporter Ben Flanagan and longtime science editor for pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat Ahmad Moghrabi.

In a session that aims to tackle boosting Arab pride in creating and inventing science, I must say that I agree with what Dr. Ahmad said that we (Arabs) are now reduced to being users rather than being creators – of technology, of science…

MBRSC

But I am pretty sure that we will be able to restore the Arab pride once the Emirates Mars Mission goes live in 2021 – but do we have to really wait till 2021 to get moving?

I think what we should do is that we should encourage not only the youth, but everyone who has talent in envisioning and creating technology – programs that can help pin point who these individuals are and have them inspire aspiring technicians, chemists and scientists.

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