Bin Huwaireb: We aim to broaden the scope of our partnership with Ukraine and promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise

  • 09 Jan 2023
  • Dubai

UAE, January 09, 2023- His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation welcomed His Excellency Dmytro Senik, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Arab Emirates, at the Foundation’s headquarters and explored innovative means to develop partnership between the two sides, especially in the field of knowledge. They also discussed numerous topics of shared interests, as well as ways to accomplish them.

During the visit, MBRF showcased a variety of its innovative projects, along with evaluating several collaborative initiatives undertaken in the field of knowledge. The Foundation also explored various means to empower and enable young people to deal with numerous challenges of the future, enhance cooperation in the fields of research and innovation, and efficiently implement several joint initiatives to promote the dissemination of knowledge.

Bin Huwaireb emphasised MBRF’s interest in developing areas of knowledge cooperation with Ukraine. He also underlined the significance of exchanging knowledge and expertise between both sides, joint preparation of reports and indicators for cognitive research, as well as the implementation of programs and initiatives aimed at enhancing knowledge and scientific production in both the UAE and Ukraine.

Furthermore, MBRF gave a brief to the Ukrainian Ambassador on the results and performance of Ukraine in the Global Knowledge Index 2022, which was published by the Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The country ranked 63rd out of 132 countries in this Index, and eighth out of 28 countries with high human development. The Poverty headcount ratio, the adult literacy rate, the Proportion of children with stimulating home learning environments, government funding per primary student, and pupil-trained teacher ratio in secondary education, were all indicators of the strengths of the Index. Additionally, Ukraine ranked 18th globally in pre-university education in the category based on sectoral indicators.

The Global Knowledge Index assesses various parameters to determine the knowledge performance of a country. This includes pre-university education, higher education, technical and vocational education, scientific research and innovation, economic development, information, and communication technology, as well as ideal environments that foster the development of knowledge.