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    Future Forum kicks off at ICESCO headquarters in Rabat

    17 February 2020

    Moments ago, the headquarters of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) saw the opening of ICESCO Future Forum, which is organized by ICESCO, in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation. The Forum brought together more than 30 renowned experts in strategic foresight and artificial intelligence (AI) from all over the world.

    The opening session includes the respective addresses of Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director General; Mr. Steffen Krüger, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation Representative in Morocco; Dr. Hatem Ben Salem, Minister of Education and Acting Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Tunisia; and Mr. Said Amzazi, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    The opening of the Forum saw wide participation including high-level experts, diplomats, media professionals and  students. After the opening session, the two-day Forum will include the following four sessions: “Foresight by 2040”; “Future Literacy”; “Positionning Artificial Intelligence in its right perspective”; and “The Future of Sciences”.

    As for the second day, six strategic workshops will handle the theme “Horizon 2040”, namely “Education: Major trends”; “Culture: Need for intercultural dialogue; Sciences: Future challenges”; “Artificial Intelligence: Towards ethical technology in service of societies”; “Human and social sciences: Development and Foresight”; and “Future literacy laboratory”.

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