UAE Government Leaders Programme launches youth training

Published: 19 June 2017 - 2 p.m.
By: Mark Sutton

The UAE Government Leaders Programme (UAEGLP) has launched a new program to prepare young Emiratis for leadership.

The UAE Youth Programme, which has been launched in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council, is intended to empower and train young nationals to lead the country's future across all strategic sectors.

UAEGLP is responsible for developing a national cadre of leaders to enable government bodies to achieve their strategic objectives, in addition to training a more qualified national workforce.

The UAE Youth Programme has been developed along six themes, values and ethics, happiness and positivity, creative leadership, science and technology, development projects, and the ideal leader of the 21st century. The new programme is set to be implemented over a period of eight months.

"The UAE Youth Programme reflects the Government's awareness of the role young people can play in the development projects and the future industry," said Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Director General of the Prime Minister's Office. "It is an extension and an upgrade of our efforts to empower and equip our national workforce, all the while honing and directing their skills towards government work."

The UAE Youth Programme is in line with of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, directives to train young Emiratis and invest in their talents and potential to fuel the UAE's progress and its successful sustainable development campaign

HE Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Chairwoman of Emirates Youth Council, said that the UAEGLP introduced this new category to its portfolio to adequately and fully prepare the country's future leaders.

"This makes the UAE Youth Programme the only government programme dedicated to training young nationals in leadership disciplines," HE Al Mazrui noted. "The Emirates Youth Council is happy to be collaborating with the UAE Government Leaders Programme to train a generation of qualified young leaders who can deal with the challenges of the future and carry out the UAE Government's campaign for holistic sustainable development."

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