Smart Dubai delegation shares happiness experience in Bhutan

Smart Dubai presents Happiness Agenda to International Conference on Urban Planning and Wellbeing

The Smart Dubai delegation, led by HE Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr in Bhutan.
The Smart Dubai delegation, led by HE Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr in Bhutan.

A delegation from Smart Dubai recently took part in the International Conference on Urban Planning and Wellbeing in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, presented a keynote address at the event to share Dubai’s experience in creating a smart city approach driven by happiness.

Dr Aisha’s presentation included the Dubai Happiness Agenda portfolios, the Happiness Champions initiative, the Happiness Meter and the Dubai Paperless Strategy.

“Smart Dubai is a government entity formed in November 2015 and given the responsibility of making Dubai the happiest city on Earth,” said Dr Aisha.

“With that objective in mind, we have consistently worked to leverage the power of technology, boldly embracing breakthroughs such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, and developing plans and strategies to use them in the most productive manner, and make current and future generations’ lives simpler, easier, and happier.

“Dubai realised very early in the game that the true worth of technology is defined by how much it can improve people’s everyday lives and spread happiness in the community,” H.E. added. “We are honoured to have been invited to the Kingdom of Bhutan to share our journey in smart city transformation with likeminded individuals and organisations, all while exploring what other cities and experts have achieved to promote happiness in society.”

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