ABOUT THE ARAB NETWORK FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION


ABOUT-4IR

An initiative by the government of the UAE, is a hub for multi-stakeholder cooperation between Arab governments to co-develop policy frameworks and advance collaboration in 4IR technologies.

Emerging technologies will inevitably create both opportunities and challenges that need to be planned for in advance. To a large extent, governance protocols will determine the extent to which the benefits are maximized, and the risks mitigated. This places in the spotlight policies, norms, standards and incentives that shape the development and deployment of technologies. Governance must be stable, inter-operable, predictable and transparent enough to build confidence among technologists, corporations and the general public, but also agile enough to remain relevant in the face of rapid advances.


This Network answers the need for a regional Arab, trusted space where leading, dynamic start-ups, policy-makers, regulators, business organizations and academia can collaborate to develop the agile policy norms and partnerships needed to stimulate the enormous potential of science and technology, deliver rapid growth and generate sustainable, positive impact for all.