To celebrate the birth centenary of the UAE founder and his legacy, a UAE minister announced the launch of a global online platform to share the country's success stories to the world.
During a late afternoon session on the first day of the World Government Summit, Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, announced the launch of the global inspiration platform 'Zayed, The Inspirer' as a database of inspirational stories from all over the world.
The platform, www.zayedtheinspirer.ae, aims to be "a source of inspiration of all mankind" and is launched to mark the centennial anniversary of the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was born in 1918.
It features initiatives that positively impacted citizens' lives such as Souq.com, ride-hailing app Careem and Sellanycar.com. People or companies with inspirational stories are urged to share their experience on the platform.
"Through the platform, we share with the world the successes that will enable us
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
During his keynote address, Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif said that Sheikh Zayed has taught people that inspiration creates opportunities; and that opportunities are the key component in the journey of determination towards success.
"The Emirati inspiration is inherited into our leadership, who pass it on to our people," the minister said.
"The main element of great civilisations is
Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif demonstrated that behind the countries that achieved great success throughout history, was the humans who converted challenges to opportunities.
The late Sheikh Zayed had
"Today, the cost of material used to generate clean energy is reduced by 90
And as the country prepares to release its Hope probe to Mars in 2021, he said that UAE founder met astronauts in 1974 before they go to space, and then listened to their experience when they landed two years later.
"Of the main achievements we have today are satellite communications, as well as batteries used for heart surgery."
The minister further added that the success of the UAE goes back to the leadership's positive and inspirational outlook on challenges. If the leadership was able to move the country to where it has reached with capabilities they had back in the 60s and 70s, he said, then the youth must explore the capabilities they have and look towards the future.
"If you want to achieve your objectives, you have to spread positivity around you," he added. Since Sheikh Zayed broke the ice between supervisors and employees, it inspired the formation of a digital platform to answer employees' inquiries. Today, 80
"We need to relook at our history to find the solutions of tomorrow," Sheikh Saif urged.
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The result, he said, is that the UAE became a land of inspiration and opportunities to expats and residents alike. "If you see an opportunity, take the initiative to develop it whether at home or at work. Connect your goal with positivity," he said.