Sulaiman Al Kaabi
He is currently the Head of Innovation and Future Foresight Department – Abu Dhabi Police. In 2013, he highlighted the importance of establishing a center dedicated to depicting the future at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), a center which aims at spreading such a concept among staff as well as the public. He also called for applying future foresight tools in various MoI departments.
Since that time, Mr. AlKaabi launched several initiatives related to future foresight, such as organizing events (Police Foresight Forum, 2015) and lectures across the country and also inviting experts to give lectures on futures studies and future scenarios.
Moreover, he carried out a personal initiative by creating the first Arabic website that focuses on promoting the concept of foresight in the Arab world based on scientific standards. Now, he is in the process of launching a channel on YouTube for the same purposes.
Mr. AlKaabi is the first person from the UAE and the GCC to join the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), and he is also a member of the World Future Society (WFS).
In July 2015, he proposed to establish a Foresight Center within the Federal Government, located in the Office of the Prime Minister, and to establish a department dedicated to future foresight in every ministry, directly linked to the above-mentioned center.
In May 2017, he composed a team to prepare a long-term plan to foresight the future under the title “Abu Dhabi Police Plan 2057. the plan was launched in November 2017.
Mr. AlKaabi is the author of the “Future Foresight Encyclopedia” in Arabic, the first of its kind in the Arab World, which was published in 2016. Two editions were printed so far.