Major General Dr. Ahmed Naser Al Raisi

Major General Dr. Ahmed Naser Al Raisi
Chairman of the Higher Committee of Aqdar World Summit
General Inspector – Ministry of Interior – UAE

Under the guidance and patronage of Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the 2nd edition of Aqdar World Summit is launched in cooperation with the Khalifa Empowerment Program (Aqdar) and INDEX Holding, as a platform for youth to engage in productive conversations in UAE.

Firstly, allow me to extend my deepest gratitude for the team who has been working day and night to ensure a successful summit and organize this international event that promotes the UAE’s position and its wise leadership. I also would like to acknowledge all the exerted efforts that the different teams have been putting and their enthusiasm while liaising with the Higher Committee to organize an international event that reflects the theme of “Aqdar”.

I would like also to thank all our partners and sponsors who contributed to the success of this event whose positive impact was reflected on so many levels which comes out of their understanding of the importance of this forum.

One of the distinguishing features of this program is the range of topics and how it taps to certain challenges affecting societies. We firmly believe that impact-based projects are the cornerstone of fortifying generations capable of coping with future challenges.

On the other hand, we strive in the second edition of this event to encourage countries and governments to show their professionalism especially when addressing current challenges and promoting positive change.

Aqdar World Summit is considered a perfect platform for presenting, discussing and acting upon challenges facing humanity. Is also provides the opportunity for the largest number of people interested in sustainable development to learn about the latest international developments and research related to the Summit’s goals through innovative and specialized workshops aimed at helping the public resolve issues positively.

In conclusion, as the chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of Aqdar World Summit, and on behalf of the organizing committee members, I would like to extend my warmest regards to Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior for his patronage and keenness to follow up this summit and provide what it needs to ensure its success.


Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani
Executive Chairman of the Aqdar World Summit
Chairman of INDEX Holding

INDEX is proud to be partnering for the 2nd consecutive year with the Ministry of Interior and the Khalifa Empowerment Program (Aqdar) to organize this prestigious event that has become a beacon of knowledge and innovation bringing together experts, leaders, decision-makers and members of the society to achieve the summit’s main goal of “Nourishing Minds, Flourishing Nations”.

In line with UAE’s continuous efforts to be at the forefront in implementing strategies that support sustainability, which includes UAE Vision 2021, UAE Centennial 2071 and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, Aqdar World Summit features a rich agenda this year that is dedicated to empowering individuals and creating a roadmap for building a safe and sustainable society.

We are keen to follow the vision and direction of our wise leaders who prioritize the goal of empowering youth and supporting important initiatives and awareness programs to secure a brighter future for the coming generations.

With the current international fluctuations and the great amount of challenges that encounter communities these days; we believe Aqdar World Summit comes at the right time to achieve global tolerance, peace, security and stability.

Aqdar World Summit has started from Abu Dhabi last year, but it is imperative that its goals and aspirations would impact societies from different parts of the world.

In conclusion, I would like to seize this opportunity to thank all of our partners and supporters for making this event a very successful one and I look forward to meeting you all in the universal capital of peace and tolerance, Abu Dhabi!