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Building momentum for the UAE50 Programme

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

Making good friends in the UAE as we prepare for our conference at NYU Abu Dhabi in November with our research arm, The Oxford Commission on Constitutions.

For the past few weeks we have been focused on preparing for our first webinar as part of the forthcoming UAE50 Programme. This programme, which draws from its hub of the UAE50 Conference in November, sets out some exciting projects and is being managed by our research arm, The Oxford Commission on Constitutions (

The webinar took place successfully on 2nd June and was attended by dignitaries and business people from across the UAE, including members of the British Business Group (BBG) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), as well as the UAE Embassy in London. Guest speakers included Lord Edward Udny-Lister (Co-Chair of the UUBC) and Nick Cochrane-Dyet MBE (Chair of the BBG) and gave us the opportunity to present the outline content and goals of our UAE50 Programme.

Thanks to the help of our partners the BBG, AmCham and UUBC, and our hosts, NYU Abu Dhabi, the webinar was a great success and has given us a platform from which to launch various initiatives over the coming months and the opportunity to make new friends across the UAE as they offer their collaboration and support.

OCA will be providing the educational programme support as we develop the 'Sands of Time' projects initiative over the next three years. This projects initiative will provide the broader programme aspects for UAE50 which has its central focus as the Conference to begin the research programme on the UAE Constitution, celebrating its golden Jubilee this year.

More on all of this later but for now, it's back to work to maintain the momentum for this exciting programme. In the meantime, you can learn a little bit more about OCC here

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