Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has emphasized the rich history of Arab intellectual contributions across various domains such as medicine, astronomy, and science. He highlighted the significance of the Great Arab Minds Initiative, a manifestation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s belief in Arab ingenuity. This initiative aims to rejuvenate Arab civilization, recognize accomplishments, unearth talents, foster growth, support innovation, acknowledge efforts, and spotlight potential.
Al Neyadi underlined the message his presence on the International Space Station conveys, along with the achievements of astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori and future Arab spacefarers. He believes that these accomplishments symbolize the potential for advancing Arab societies and their cultural legacy.
Al Neyadi invited exceptional Arab minds and science enthusiasts to engage with the initiative, bolster Arab self-assurance, and participate in catalyzing a scientific revival across the Arab world.
The Great Arab Minds initiative is dedicated to discovering and nurturing outstanding Arab talents worldwide. Its objective is to reignite the fervor of these brilliant minds for leadership in scientific and cultural spheres, propelling knowledge-based progress. Inspired by the historical “Golden Age” of the Arab world, the initiative aspires to establish a contemporary model for sustainable development.
The vision of the Great Arab Minds initiative is to empower innovators and scholars, enabling them to shape the future and amplify their legacy through extraordinary contributions.
In today’s global landscape, remarkable Arab minds continue to achieve breakthroughs globally, often seeking platforms beyond the Arab region to nurture their work. This initiative serves as an intellectual hub, aligning with Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s aspiration for a ‘brain regain’ in the Arab world. By recognizing and empowering these talents, the initiative seeks to retain their brilliance and transform them into role models for aspiring Arab talents, aligning with the Sheikh’s visionary perspective.