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At the onset of the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs, delivered a striking revelation regarding the economic ramifications of global conflicts. Surpassing the entire revenue generated by the world’s logistics sector, which stands at $8 trillion, Al Gergawi disclosed that disputes and violence inflict a staggering $17 trillion toll on economies worldwide.

In his address, Al Gergawi underscored the urgent need for global solidarity, emphasizing the imperative to invest in common goals rather than succumbing to divisive forces. Economic fragmentation, he highlighted, exacts a significant toll, draining 7% of global GDP in 2022 due to trade barriers.

Echoing this sentiment, Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, emphasized the necessity of adapting to an increasingly dynamic landscape. Schwab heralded the current era as one characterized by exponential technological growth, propelled by advancements in artificial intelligence and the convergence of physical, digital, and biological realms.

Reflecting on the transformative impact of technological advancements over the past decades, Schwab forecasted an accelerated pace of change in the years ahead. Urging strategic foresight, he stressed the vital importance of investing in resilient infrastructure to propel future growth, cautioning against excessive reliance on subsidies that perpetuate the status quo.

As delegates convene at WGS Dubai, the overarching message resonates clear: to navigate the challenges of an ever-evolving global landscape, unity, innovation, and strategic investment are paramount.
By: Montel Kamau
Serrari Financial Analyst
13th February, 2024

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