Sununu Heading to Middle East for Robotics, FIRST Program

Feb 6, 2019

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Governor Chris Sununu is heading to Dubai on Wednesday with New Hampshire inventor Dean Kamen.


Sununu and Kamen will be making an announcement regarding Kamen's FIRST Robotics program.


While in Dubai, Sununu is also slated to attend an event exploring the rise of global inequality. The meeting is being convened by the World Government Summit, a group affiliated with the United Nations and World Bank.


The same group is paying for Sununu's trip, according to a spokesman for the governor.    


Sununu is traveling with Kamen as the invited guest of the Crown Prince of Dubai. Kamen founded FIRST in 1989. It went global in 2016, and it now has 600,000 student participants in more than 100 countries.