Move follows success of first edition and in line with UAE government's continuing efforts to support Emirati youth
UAE, 5 April 2020: Dubai Government Workshop has revealed the coming launch of the second session of its 'DGW Youth Council,' an initiative aimed at enhancing the role of Emirati youth in building and creating the future. The 'DGW Youth Council' is also meant to give the younger generation key encouragement in pursuing the path towards excellence, creativity and innovation, based on the commitment of the DGW in the directives of the national government and in line with the vision of the wise leadership to empower youth and provide them with the necessary support needed to become the pioneers of the future and a cornerstone in building the future of the UAE.
According to DGW senior officials, the second session of the 'DGW Youth Council' looks to provide Emirati youth with a nurturing environment needed for their creative ideas--activating their constructive and fundamental role in promoting growth within the various vital and strategic sectors in Dubai, in line with the stipulations mentioned in the 'Corporate Youth Council and Youth Agenda guidebook issued by the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs & the Future. The handbook is aimed at serving as a strategic platform to listen to the ideas of the youth and activate their role and contribution in advancing the national youth agenda and the UAE Vision 2021.
H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al-Raeesi, CEO, DGW stressed on the importance of the council, which plays a pivotal role in empowering young people and enhancing their talents and development to achieve the desired progress and take advantage of its offered benefits. He further expressed the important role played by the pioneering council in providing a unified and ideal platform that helps young people to engage in decision-making, by creating and implementing a series of innovative and constructive initiatives and programs, which will help achieve the goals set forth by the council.
He added: “Based on its clear strategy in this field, the DGW is working on a sustainable commitment to the national vision and guidance of the national leadership, as it seeks to enhance the position of young people and develop their capabilities in a way that achieves the UAE vision and contributes to enhancing its economic and social position at the regional and global levels. The launch of the second session of the workshop is a response to the call for national initiatives and a positive step that contributes to achieving the goals of the ‘Emirates Youth Council,’ which requires that youth councils within various government institutions implement an effective shift between the new generation and decision makers for the state.'
The ‘DGW Youth Council', through the successful Emirati youth, will contribute to pushing the Youth Agenda and the realization of UAE Vision 2021 across various sectors by developing initiatives and projects related to youth’s interests, enhancing their talents, developing them, and consolidating values that are appropriate to the nature of work in the workshop. The council shall also serve as an ideal platform that brings together talents and youth initiatives that forms a link between them and young leaders in the various institutions of the government and private sectors in the state—opening up new horizons for them to contribute effectively in the development of the government work system in Dubai and the whole state, thus consolidating the state’s leadership among the most advanced and successful countries.