13,000 young people join ministers to help shape UAE's future

A total of 13,000 young people are taking part in the Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations 2021 (MBZMFG), joining UAE Ministers and international experts at the virtual forum.

The theme of this year's dialogue is "Thriving in The Next Normal".

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the event brings together senior leaders and decision-makers from around the world, as well as a prominent group of experts in various fields and more than 3,000 university students from across the UAE.

Organised by the Education Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, the MBZMFG aims to provide an innovative and sustainable model to maintain constant communication between the nation’s youth and its leadership, and ensure all available means and resources are employed to train young Emiratis to create better opportunities for the future.

MBZMFG also determines the ideal solutions for promoting and accelerating their development in various fields and sets the stage for them to contribute to the sustainable development of the nation.

The MBZMFG 2021 programme was designed to be a platform for dialogue with the youth about the future; it focuses on three primary themes: A Changing World, New Opportunities, and The Next 50 Years.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Director of the Education Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, said, "With this upcoming session... we look forward to highlighting young people’s ability to bear responsibility, return the country’s favour, and elevate their actions and efforts to meet the aspirations of our wise leadership, who has never settled for anything less than first place.

"The upcoming Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations 2021 coincides with the UAE’s celebration of its Golden Jubilee, on one hand, and with the rapid and unprecedented developments the world has witnessed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on the other," he explained.

"The challenges from the novel coronavirus outbreak compel us to find unconventional solutions and opt for an agile, innovation-based approach to be prepared for the future."

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