Emirates Youth Council forms Advisors Group and smart discussion forums

UAE youth group will interact with experts in areas including entrepreneurship, innovation

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Emirates Youth Council forms Advisors Group and smart discussion forums HE Shamma Al Mazrouei: The Emirates Youth Council has formed an Advisors Group and smart platform to connect and advise young Emiratis.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 16, 2016

The Emirates Youth Council has announced the formation of an Advisors Group, which will provide a forum for discussion among young Emiratis for issues including national identity, innovation, entrepreneurship, localisation, happiness, sustainability, health, education, economy, and technology.

The Advisors Group has been formed following the ‘Youth Circles' discussions held as part of the 100-day Plan of Her Excellency Shamma bint Sohail Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs. The group will comprise of 100 expert advisors, supported with a smart platform to connect UAE youth, along with connectivity through a wide range of social media.

HE Mazrouei commented: "The initial session of the Youth Circles attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was a huge inspiration for us and led to remarkable outcomes, most notably an Advisors Group capable of guiding our youth on matters of significance to them, a smart platform for communication and brainstorming ahead of the Youth Circles, and selection of suitable locations for the sessions.

"During the session, the Emirati youth have displayed high level of awareness on key issues and showed keen interest to be active partners in the efforts to build the future of our country. The Emirates Youth Council is focused on translating the Youth Circles outcomes into practical steps that meet their ambitious aspirations," HE added.

The Advisory Group will work with the youth and enable them to use scientific research methods and enhance their knowledge and skills in areas such as innovation, management, marketing, leadership, and planning.

The Emirates Youth Council organizes the Youth Circles to showcase the best practices and discuss important issues, opportunities and challenges concerning youth. Currently, the council is reviewing the outcomes of the first session on ‘Youth and Skills of the Future' and activating interactive electronic sessions on social media to preparing for the upcoming Circles. The Council received more than 20 requests from different government and privates sector entities as well as international organisations who have expressed interest to participate in the Youth Circles. It has also received more than 1000 requests from the local public to participate in the Circles.

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