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UAE Youth Council hones young scientists

The Emirates Scientists Council in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council, has launched a new board dedicated to young professionals and enthusiasts in the scientific fields.

The Emirates Youth Council will be represented by Emirati youth in science and technology fields.

The focus of the body will be to advocate for the role of the younger generation in sciences and engineering-driven careers.

Council members will also tasked with creating programmes that promote science among the UAE’s youth, leading towards the skills of the future, and the UAE’s Centennial Plan.

Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and ESC Chairperson, said, “Launching this new council, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council, is a powerful way for us to expand the ESC’s reach and tap into the high-potential segment of innovative young scientists, who are the future of all science-driven sectors.”

The key objectives of the council are providing an adequate environment that integrates the youth into the science community in the UAE; developing initiatives and projects tailored to the interests of the youth; empowering and developing young talents in the science and technology sector; guaranteeing the effective sharing of resources and knowledge between youth, the science community and parties of interest, and finally, driving youth initiatives in the field of advanced sciences.

According to Al Amiri, the establishment of the council resonates with the ESC’s mandate to create a stimulating environment for research, supportive of the needs of a generation of scientists in different scientific fields.

“The Youth Science Council reinforces young people’s role and further engages them in the science and technology sector,” said Shamma Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister of State for Youth and Chairperson of Emirates Youth Council. “It encourages youth participation in driving the National Youth Agenda, the Science Agenda and various aspects of the UAE Vision 2021, all the while providing a unified and sustainable platform to engage decision-makers in the science community and galvanise youth-led initiatives.”

The council will accept submissions from potential candidates until 4th February, 2018, on its website.

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