Emirates News Agency – Heads of standardization bodies call for empowering youth with the process of developing the standards and metrology system

Emirates News Agency – Heads of standardization bodies call for empowering youth with the process of developing the standards and metrology system
Emirates News Agency – Heads of standardization bodies call for empowering youth with the process of developing the standards and metrology system

ABU DHABI, September 21 / WAM / Senior officials and experts from regional and international standards organizations and bodies stressed the need for concerted efforts to raise youth awareness and increase their interest in new technologies and their uses in various aspects of life.

This came during their participation in the annual meeting of the International Organization for Standardization for the year 2022, hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, and its work will continue in Abu Dhabi until September 23.

His Excellency Omar Al-Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, said during an opening speech on the second day that preceded a session on “Technologies, the Role of Youth”: “The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution provide tools that are unusual in their scope and potential impact, making them capable of bringing about major transformations in the industrial system and making them More productive, efficient and sustainable, which will contribute to reshaping the way we interact with the world around us, leading to the convergence of the various physical, biological and digital spheres.”

Al-Suwaidi added that one of the most important questions on our minds today is how to shape and employ technologies, and most importantly, how to organize them. Therefore, we must encourage future generations to not be satisfied with adopting advanced technology capabilities, but rather work to apply them to address the most pressing challenges.

This was followed by a speech by Silvio Dolinsky, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Organization for Standardization, who said: “We have contributed to accelerating the rates of technological progress worldwide through our support for the development of new devices, processes and algorithms, in light of the continuous development in various fields, where curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit drive them to explore opportunities New ones in other sectors often differ from their fields of work..but the danger lies in when some fail to catch up because they are not keeping pace with the speed of changes. Hence, our task is to ensure the readiness of the next generation to benefit from these technologies in a way that ensures their optimal use.”

In turn, Aisha Al-Suwaidi, Head of the Youth Council at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, gave a speech in which she said: “Investing in youth is a national priority.. Our wise leadership has always emphasized the importance of the role of youth in the national development process, and made great efforts to ensure their empowerment through the tools and directions they need. It is now up to us to seek and seize the opportunities that will shape the future of our country in a constantly changing and unpredictable world.”

This was followed by a dialogue in which Omar Al Dhahouri, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Center for Global Problems, Hassan Mohamed, Director of the Technology Strategy and Governance Department at ADNOC, Fatima Al Khouri, Member of the Young Professionals Program, Musab Al Hammadi from the Emirates Office of Artificial Intelligence, and Maryam Al Muhairi, a specifications researcher at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology participated. The dialogue was moderated by Noor Al Harmoudi from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

The speakers stressed the importance of involving young people with standardization bodies in supporting efforts to take advantage of what new technologies provide to meet global challenges within the framework of an integrated work system of international standards.

While another session entitled “Did the Covid pandemic trigger digital transformation in the field of conformity assessment” focused on the extent of the pandemic’s impact on accelerating the pace of digital transformation in the field of conformity assessment and how to benefit from it to achieve the interests of all parties.

During the session, His Excellency Omar Al Suwaidi said: “The UAE, like the rest of the world’s societies, believes that we are witnessing the beginning of major technological changes after the Covid-19 pandemic.

His Excellency added: “As we advance to a more digital world, we must ensure our ability to adapt, and face the potential effects of digitization, as we believe that cooperation is the only way to achieve effective and sustainable development.”

On the other hand, the work of the second day witnessed the holding of a dialogue session entitled “How can trade policies support the climate agenda? The speakers touched on the current measures to reduce the effects of climate repercussions and their impact on the movement of global trade.

In a session on food security on resilient food systems, senior experts spoke about innovation in agricultural technology, data, digitization, and standards and their role in supporting food circular economy initiatives.. They reviewed a number of studies conducted in various countries of the world to search for ways to strengthen and make food systems Safer and more sustainable in light of climate change and limited natural resources.

The list of participants in these sessions included senior representatives of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the British Standards Institution, the Singapore Standards Board, and others.

The agenda of the second day included other sessions that dealt with a number of titles, including “Achieving Global Cooperation”, “Towards an Inclusive Future”, “The Global Future Café”, “Commerce in the Age of Digitization” and “The Role of Men in Achieving Gender Equality”. and “Global Perspectives on International Standards: Market Indicators”.

The work of the annual meeting of the International Organization for Standardization for the year 2022 will continue until September 23, in the presence of Ulrika Frank, President of the International Organization for Standardization, and the participation of more than 5,000 people at the regional and international levels, including representatives of national and international standardization organizations and bodies, as well as experts and specialists in the field of standards from more than 120 countries. Via the presence participation and also through the feature of video communication.

The annual meeting of the International Organization for Standardization, which is held this year under the slogan “Cooperation for Good”, is the most important event in the organization’s agenda, and highlights the pioneering role of the United Arab Emirates in the field of standardization at the regional and international levels, and the importance that the state attaches to quality infrastructure and efforts Made by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology through the “Make in the UAE” initiative.

The UAE’s hosting of the meeting reflects the distinguished position that the country holds as a leading global center in the field of industry, business and export, in addition to confirming the confidence of the international community in the quality infrastructure system in the country, and the prominent role it plays in promoting standards and conformity programs inside and outside the country.

As a key member of the International Organization for Standardization Council over the past decade, the UAE, through the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and in cooperation with relevant international organizations and bodies, seeks to harmonize with international standards and contribute to their development, as well as upgrading the quality infrastructure, exchanging experiences and exchanging best practices in this regard. bio field.

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