World Green Economy Summit will provide young people with a platform for innovative ideas on sustainable economic growth


Recognizing the importance of youth engagement, the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), October 6-7, 2021 in Dubai, will allow its youth participants to participate in high-level discussions with business leaders. State, experts and opinion leaders. The summit will provide a platform for young people to communicate their ideas, exchange experiences and learn about global best practices in green economy and climate change mitigation. The event also aims to deepen their understanding of future challenges and present their proposals on sustainable economic development.

In cooperation with the Dubai Supreme Energy Council and the United Nations Development Program, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organization ( WGEO) together host the WGES, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

The international gathering opens doors for young Emiratis to interact and learn from their fellow citizens, in line with the country’s efforts to form a generation educated in global green economy trends. These young leaders can present their most sustainable solutions aligned with the future goals of the UAE through this platform.

“Young people are the engine of the future and the essential human capital that our societies need to thrive and prosper, accelerating socio-economic development in the Arab world. Our main mandate focuses on empowering young people in any way possible with an advanced skill set and qualifications needed to cope with the current and growing dynamics of the labor market; promote competitiveness and development in the MENA region. The WGES is a key support to the UAE’s efforts as well as global efforts to embrace innovative green solutions, encouraging innovation to support sustainable development while balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. The wise leadership of the UAE is consciously striving to turn challenges into opportunities, creating unprecedented change in the Arab world. We believe that the WGES is a vital platform, playing a vital role in supporting our efforts to strengthen the role of young entrepreneurs by enhancing their capacities to accelerate green growth globally, ”said HE Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Energy Council in Dubai and Chairman of WGES, said the event will complement the vision of the country’s wise leadership to enrich people’s lives, instill a culture sustainability and enable young people to continue the UAE development process to achieve their goals. The United Arab Emirates Centenary 2071 and the National Youth Strategy were put in place to ensure that the next generation can skillfully lead the nation and become pioneering role models to implement the country’s ambitious strategies, putting them on par with their counterparts around the world.

“WGES aligns with the country’s pioneering efforts to empower young people by investing in their skills and directing their energies towards national development projects in multiple fields. It will equip them to overcome obstacles, keep pace with rapid global change and apply their innovation to build a stronger national economy. In response to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, we will strengthen the role of our youth in the development of the country and increase its global competitiveness. This is vital for the UAE’s advanced preparations for the next 50 years. Our young people are the future leaders of the UAE and the cornerstone of our sustainability process, and we must harness their knowledge, skills and passion to shape and build a sustainable future for the country and position Dubai as the global hub. clean energy and a green economy, ”Al Tayer added.

Youth circles

It offers seminars designed to engage them in key discussions on sustainable development and the green economy before entering the job market. An elite group of local and global pioneers, speakers, experts and investors will participate in the dialogues to enhance their contribution to sustainability.

DEWA Youth Council

In response to the directive of wise leaders to activate Emirati participation through relevant councils, forums and businesses such as the Emirates Global Youth Initiative and the United Nations Youth Delegate Program, the DEWA Youth Council has strived to improve the skills of its young employees. . DEWA has also deployed an integrated strategy to enable them to join various national development projects.

“DEWA’s leadership follows the path of the country’s founding fathers and its current wise leadership. We believe that the nation’s youth are our most precious asset to continue this journey of success. To be a source of inspiration for current and future generations, we want to empower them by integrating creativity and innovation into our work and our institution. At the Board, our strategy is based on five main pillars: national values ​​and identity, continuing education, professional development, future and innovation accelerators and sustainability ”, said Aysha Mohammad Alremeithi, Chairman of the Board. youth from DEWA.

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