The UAE Permanent Mission in cooperation with the Emirates Youth Circle will host the "UAE Youth Circle: Building Youth Technical Capabilities in the Nuclear Filed"  during the IAEA International Conference on Technical Cooperation Programme. The Youth Circle will take place on the 31st of May 2017 from 12:30-14:00 at IAEA M02 Lounge in Vienna, and we are looking for young peers in the nuclear field to participate!

Are you between the age of 20 and 35?
Are you a young peer in the nuclear field who would like to have your voice heard about the challenges faced and highlight possible ways to overcome them?
Then we are looking for you to participate in the "UAE Youth Circle: Building Youth Technical Capabilities in the Nuclear Field" to discuss with other international peers your ideas and share your experiences!

Youth Circles initiative governed by Emirates Youth Council and Launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. To inspire youth-centric dialogue across a variety of areas for sustainable engagement with Youth to shape innovative solutions for global challenges. Youth Circles exist as forums to enable youth to express their opinions on societal issues and policy matters, and to catalyze community impact and youth leadership. Each Youth Circle will seek to answer one central question through action-oriented discussion and youth-inspired recommendations. (For more information about Youth Circle, please visit:


The nuclear industry is considered one of the fast growing industries in the UAE since the country declared its ambition to build a nuclear programme that endorses the highest standards of safety, security, nonproliferation and operational transparency.
The number of young engineers working as regulators and operators in the UAE is expected to grow in the coming years as UAE is committed to ensure the sustainability of the nuclear programme in the long term through cadre of UAE Emiratis, who will be well educated and professionally skilled, through applying best practices in capacity building.
Giving the fact that nuclear energy is relatively new to the country and it requires high technical competences for the full life of the nuclear reactor, capacity building becomes a cornerstone for safe and sustained nuclear energy programme, ensuring that technical professionals know-how and are in compliance with highest standers of safety, security and safeguard.
Aware of this situation, the Emirates Youth Council, led by the UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs HE. Shamma AlMazrui, will conduct a Youth Circle in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the IAEA, as a side event for the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond — Contributing to Development.

The circle titled “Building Youth Technical Capabilities in the Nuclear Field” will discuss the different views in regards to building youth technical capabilities,  challenges facing young professionals in the nuclear industry in the area of nuclear science and applications including nuclear energy, safety, nuclear technology in health/medicine, soil and agriculture and the environment, and how to support and empower youth as potential leaders.

The Circle will be a good venue to connect young professionals from different member states to share their experiences as young professionals in the nuclear sector, what are the opportunities they identified and what are the challenges they are facing. In addition, the circle will provide an opportunity for decision makers to listen to young views and address it in a strategic level.

Support UAE Government efforts in empowering youth across all sectors.
Strengthen UAE international cooperation with the IAEA and Member States.
Identifying challenges facing youth in building and developing their technical capabilities in the nuclear field.
Identify creative means to sustain technical knowledge and continuous development in in the nuclear field.

Why to participate?
You will meet and network with young peers in the nuclear field from around the world.
You will engage in active discussion on challenges faced by the youth in the nuclear field.
You will be part of a unique opportunity to have your voice heard by decision makers.

How to participate?
If you fulfill the requirements of being between 20 and 35 years old and are a young peer working in the nuclear field, please complete the attached form: UAE Youth Circle Registration Form and send it back to Jil Huber, Public Relations Officer of the UAE to the IAEA by 30 April.