Greetings, Happiness Champions!

We are proud to welcome each of you as Happiness Champions for your respective entities, and are glad for your to join us on our journey towards making Dubai the happiest city on earth. 

This week, we will be introducing you to the Happiness Agenda, a globally unique, science-based approach to prioritising happiness for the city, and a critical component of our smart city transformation, lead by the Smart Dubai Office. 

You will also have a chance to get to know the Smart Dubai team better, and to meet your fellow Happiness Champions. 


week 1 READINGS

1. General instructions:

How to access each week’s tasks, introductions to which platforms we will be using, and how to get in touch with us.

2. Happiness Agenda:

A short overview of the Happiness Agenda, including our strategic objectives and approach to city happiness.

3. Smart Dubai Office team:

Meet the Smart Dubai team members who will be leading our citywide transformation towards happiness.


WEEK 1 DISCUSSION QUESTIoNS

  1. Introduce yourself with your name and your current role at your entity
  2. What excites you most about becoming a Happiness Champion?
  3. What does happiness in Dubai look like to you?

Timeline Reminder

Aug 14th — Introductions & Overview: No assignments

Aug 21st — Happiness Meter: Conduct Happiness Meter Case study

Aug 28th — Science of Needs: Programs & projects discovery

Sep 4th — Happiness Maturity Model: Complete Happiness Maturity Model

Sep 14th — Happiness Agenda Programs & Projects: Programs & projects alignment

Sept 18th — Workshop 1