Loading-gif
Suggestions
    2020 hours of code with Accenture - Expo 2020 Dubai

    Bright young minds begin a 2020-hour coding adventure

    UAE-based primary school students to develop digital literacy in an engaging environment with Expo 2020 Dubai and Accenture

    Coding is a crucial future skill as we transition into an increasingly digital world.

    In recognition of this, Expo 2020 Dubai has teamed up with Accenture, a Premier Partner, to host ‘2020 Hours of Code’.

    The initiative, which launched during UAE Innovation Month in February, will comprise 2,020 hours of coding tutorials for UAE-based primary school students between now and the start of the next World Expo on October 20, 2020.

    The weekly sessions will take place at the Expo 2020 Dubai Visitor Centre, enabling young people from across the emirates to develop their coding and computer science skills in a fun, engaging environment. Computers will be provided for each session, and tutorials will be available in both Arabic and English.

    Delivered in collaboration with the Expo School Programme, the initiative seeks to take digital literacy among the nation’s youth to the next level. The goal is for students not just to learn coding, but to love it, too.

    Helping to address major skill gaps, in line with Accenture’s ‘Skills to Succeed’ programme, ‘2020 Hours of Code’ will focus on building invaluable critical-thinking and problem-solving mindsets. These skills can be useful to all students in the future, regardless of their career interests.

    Coding is an important focus for the UAE’s leadership, as the country strives to cement its position as a digital hub in the region. Initiatives to date have included ‘One Million Arab Coders’, announced in 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

    Expo 2020 is committed to hosting one of the most innovative World Expos in history, and ‘2020 Hours of Code’ brings to life its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, as well as its subtheme of Opportunity.
    • calendar 04 Jun 2019
      Expo Story
      Expo to reward workers’ eco-efforts as part of Environment Week

      The initiative will advance sustainability knowhow among the 30,000-strong workforce onsite

      Read More
    • calendar 02 Jun 2019
      Expo Story
      ‘Little dinosaur’ relocated as part of Expo 2020 Dubai construction

      Spiny-tailed lizard is among the flora and fauna that Expo continues to conserve

      Read More
    • calendar 02 Jun 2019
      Expo Story
      Wanted: Pioneering projects to solve the world’s biggest challenges

      How Expo 2020 Dubai is shedding light on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

      Read More
    • calendar 30 May 2019
      Expo Story
      Turkmenistan readies an equine-inspired experience

      Akhal-Teke horses will accompany you on a journey through the nation’s culture

      Read More