Few moments ago at the headquarters of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), six strategic workshops kicked off at the start of the second day of the Future Forum, co-organized by ICESCO and the German Conrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). The opening ceremony and the four working sessions, which took place yesterday, were attended by a large audience.
The workshops span diverse themes, namely: “Education: Major trends”; “Culture: Need for intercultural dialogue”; “Sciences: Future challenges”; “Artificial Intelligence: Towards ethical technology in the service of societies”; “Human and Social Sciences: Development and Foresight”; and “Future literacy laboratory”.
These workshops brought together an elite of renowned experts in the fields relevant to the themes of the workshops, along with interested attendees and university students, Moroccans and foreign students. The Forum closing session will start after the workshops.
Yesterday’s opening session featured the addresses of Dr. Salim M. Al-Malik, Director General of ICESCO, Mr. Said Amzazi, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kingdom of Morocco, Dr. Hatem Ben Salem, Minister of Education and Acting Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Tunisia, and Mr. Steffen Krüger, Representative of KAS in Morocco.
The working sessions, which followed the opening ceremony, addressed four themes: “Foresight by 2040”; “Future Literacy”; “Positioning Artificial Intelligence in its Right Perspective”; and “the Future of Sciences”. These sessions were attended by a large audience which interacted with the speakers.