The National Archives Participates in the UAE Public Policy Forum

The National Archives Participates in the UAE Public Policy Forum

The National Archives Participates in the UAE Public Policy Forum

The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates has participated in the first session of the UAE Public Policy Forum, which was held under the banner of “Future Trends in Education Policy”. The forum, which was held in Dubai, aims to enhance the education sector in Dubai to ensure that future generations of graduates are able to adapt, develop, and take on leadership roles.
The National Archives participated in this event as part of its mission to enhance national awareness in future generations of students, and to develop their sense of national loyalty, pride, and identity.
As a supporting partner of the event, The National Archives provided the Forum with a selection of historical documents and audio visual productions that document the history of education in the UAE. These were displayed at the education exhibition that was held on the sidelines of the Forum.
The specialist educational programs of the National Archives were also on display and included an exhibit of specialized educational booklets which are produced for the benefit of students, and which summarize three of the most important national publications; those being the books: “Khalifa - Journey Into the Future”, “Zayed: From Challenges to Union” and “Qasr Al Hosn: The History of the Rulers of Abu Dhabi”.
The citation notes that The National Archives is working to enhance the educational environment and fulfill the expectations of the government in this field. It also concentrates on innovation, development, diversity, and smart teaching techniques for children as alternatives to traditional methods of teaching by rote.
To this end, The National Archives is actively offering lectures, workshops, and other educational activities for children. It is also striving to build closer working relationships with the Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Education Council, and other cultural and educational organizations in the country.
The National Archives aims to be a partner with such organizations, and to work with them on initiatives that benefit students and instill in them the concepts and foundations of good citizenship.
Also on display was the illustrated educational booklet “My Nation, The Emirates” (Watani Al Emarat) which is provided by The National Archives to children in two languages, Arabic and English, and both electronically and in hard copy. This book aims to educate children using innovative and interactive ideas in interesting and inspiring ways.
The mission of The National Archives can be summarized as protecting the documented heritage of the nation, providing sound documented information to decision makers as well as the general public, and enhancing the sense of national loyalty, pride, and identity. Its participation in the UAE Public Policy Forum is a reflection of this mission.
The UAE Public Policy Forum is a platform for exploring new horizons of discovery in which decision makers and specialist international speakers gathered to discuss public policy, current challenges, and future policies in support of continued development and progress and the positive impact that would have on the education sector in the UAE.