Coronavirus 2020: the Role of Individuals in the UAE in the Implementation of the SDG Agenda 2030 after the pandemic, Dr. Muhra Al Muhairi
Coronavirus 2020: the Role of Individuals in the UAE in the Implementation of the SDG Agenda 2030 after the pandemic
Dr. Muhra Rashed Al Muhairi
Abu Dhabi Government, United Arab Emirates
Purpose: This paper’s objective is to investigate the individual contributions to the SDG Agenda 2030 following the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic had substantial social impacts. The aim of this paper is to shed some light on the contribution of individuals in the UAE to the implementation of the Agenda 2030.
Design/Methodology/Approach: This paper uses descriptive and analytical methods to examine the contributions of individuals to the SDG agenda. Data used in the paper are drawn from the existing literature on pandemic effects in society, and from data interviews with selective individuals from 10 different nationalities living in the UAE.
Findings: Published literature provides a substantial amount of information about the effect of pandemic on society and individuals. The findings also reveal the important contribution of individuals’ foresight to the agenda, both positively and negatively.
Research limitations/implications: No literature on the pandemic in the UAE was found, only research papers from other regions were available. The research data are only for the UAE; similar research can be conducted in the future in other regions to create a comparison.
Originality/value: The originality of this paper lies with the discussion on the implementation of the agenda in the UAE.
Keywords: Society, Social, Community, UAE, Individual foresight, SDG Agenda 2030, Pandemic, Coronavirus.