HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST ‘REIMAGINE’ YOUTH CIRCLE SESSIONS
Youth from across the UAE are sharing their insights, predictions and recommendations as part of our ‘Reimagine’ Virtual Youth Circle series focusing on reimagining life following the pandemic. The youth have spoken and we are listening. Insights gathered from youth during our Majlis sessions will be published as a report and presented to government and business leaders, with the aim of providing critical insight for the post COVID-19 national strategy.
On ‘The Role of Eco-tourism in a Green Recovery for the UAE’
Session 7 of our ‘Reimagine’ Youth Circle series, held on Wednesday, September 2nd, saw over 226 young people assembled over Zoom, for an engaging session with our esteemed guests, HE Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman of Sharjah Investment & Development Authority, Shurooq, and HE Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Investment Office, around the role of ecotourism in a green recovery for the UAE.Read More
JOB SECURITY & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THAT ADDRESS THE NEW NORMAL
We had our 6th Youth Circle last Wednesday, August 19th, with over 236 young people attending, and it was an extremely insightful session. We were joined by our very honorable guests HE Abdulla bin Touq, Minister of Economy and HE Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship & Small & Medium Enterprises, to discuss ‘Job Security & Business Opportunities that Address the New Normal’.Read More
ON ‘FLATTENING THE CARBON-CURVE: LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC FOR OTHER EXISTENTIAL CRISIS’’
Session 5 of our ‘Reimagine’ Youth Circle series, held on Wednesday, August 5th, was attended by 280 young people from across the UAE, as they engaged directly with our esteemed guests Dr. Asma Mahmoud Fikri, Research & Development Expert at Ministry of Health & Prevention and Professor Dr. Mohamed Yousif Baniyas, around the topic ‘Flattening the Carbon-Curve: Lessons from the Pandemic for other Existential Crisis’Read More
ON ‘LEARNING FROM THE PAST, SAVING FOR THE FUTURE’
Session 4 of our ‘Reimagine’ Youth Circle series, held on Wednesday, July 7th, was attended by 238 young people across the UAE, as they engaged directly with our esteemed guests H.E Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency- Abu -Dhabi, H.E Mohammed Saleh Al Baidani & H.E Noor Al Marzouqi, Director General and Deputy Director General of the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) around the topic ‘Learning from the Past, Saving for the Future’.Read More
ON ‘The Role of Politics in Protecting Nature’
Over 226 young people assembled over Zoom, for an engaging session with our esteemed guests HE Razan Al Mubarak, Candidate for the International Union for Conservation of Nature President and Dr. Frederic Launay, CEO of Panthera, around the role of politics in protecting nature.Read More
ON ‘THE NEED FOR NATURE’
Our Youth Circle kicked-off strong with a dynamic session around the wider impact of biodiversity loss and climate change on our health and well-being with special guests Laila Mostafa Abdullatif, Director General of Emirates Nature-WWF and Ali Husain, Owner of Husaak Adventures.Read More
ON ‘THE FUTURE OF FOOD’
Over 150 young people gathered on Zoom for a riveting discussion with our esteemed guests HE Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security and Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, to discuss the future of food and sustainable food production in the UAE.Read More
What our Speakers had to say
Key decisionmakers from the public and private sectors as well as topic experts are joining youth to discuss key topics identified by the UAE government as part of the national strategy for the post-COVID-19 era – including health, the economy, food security, education, the community and the government. Here is what they had to say.
Interconnectivity and interdependency of social, economic and environmental issues – by Laila Mostafa Abdullatif, Emirates Nature-WWF, Director General
How ICBA empowers youth to contribute to global food security – by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
Wildlife conservation needs a post-COVID recovery plan (commentary) – HE Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, MD of the MBZ Species Conservation Fund, Candidate from IUCN Presidency.
Climate action is this generation’s economic imperative – by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade
Youth’s thirst for knowledge offers encouraging signs for the future of conversation - by Mohammed Saleh Al Baidani, Director General, IFHC
Flattening the carbon curve: Lessons from the pandemic for the other Existential Crisis’ - by Dr. Asma Mahmoud Fikri, Research & Development Expert at Ministry of Health & Prevention
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Upcoming ‘Reimagine’ Youth Circle Sessions
HOW CAN WE GREEN OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE?
Monday, September 21st, at 4:30 pm
What have we learned from moving less over the past few months? What kind of ambitious market innovation and transformation might we see emerge post Covid-19 that will change our lives for the better, help us recover financially, and restore nature? Join us as we try to answer these questions & share your thoughts with our guest experts.Register