UAE Government Leaders Programme launches second batch of ‘UAE Youth’ Category

DUBAI, 1st April, 2018 (WAM) — The UAE Government Leaders Programme (UAEGLP) announced the launch of the second batch of the UAE Youth Programme to empower and prepare competent young nationals to lead the country’s future across strategic sectors.

The UAEGLP introduced the new youth category to its portfolio to adequately and fully prepare the country’s future leaders. It will 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 Rolled out in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council, the programme will attract 40 participants from federal and local governments as well as from private sector.

Dr. Yasir Al Naqbi, Assistant Director General for Leadership and Government Capabilities in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, two from the People of Determination, noted that the batch includes for the first time two participants from the People of Determination who enjoy exceptional skills and abilities.


”The move comes within the framework of the UAEGLP’s efforts to encourage members of this group and enable them to employ their abilities and energies to realise their aspirations and their passion for playing a key and active role in the nation’s development and its journey towards the future,” he stated.

Modelled on the international best creative scientific approaches, the 8-month UAE youth programme has been developed along 9 themes including happiness and positivity; values and ethics; creative leadership, science and technology; development projects; and the ideal leader of the 21st century.

The happiness and positivity theme was inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai’s vision, which he narrated in his book: Reflections on Happiness and Positivity.

The ‘leader of the 21st century’ theme, in particular, was inspired by the leadership traits of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid himself, who has always prioritised national talents, calling for training and empowering them to cater to the needs of the government of the future.

Launched in 2008, the UAEGLP includes four categories: Strategic Leaders Programme, Executive Leaders Programme, Future Leaders Programme, and UAE Youth Programme. The UAEGLP seeks to enable government bodies to achieve their strategic objectives, in addition to training a more qualified national workforce. It collaborates with world-class scientific and academic institutions and organises field visits to educate participants about pioneering countries and their best practices.

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