“Youth: The Future of Nuclear Power”: UAE will host a Youth Circle on the margins of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

The Emirates Youth Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and the UAE Permanent Mission to the IAEA will host a Youth Circle on the margins of the upcoming International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

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: http://circles.youth.gov.ae/)

The nuclear industry is considered one of the fast growing technical industries in the UAE, since it announced its plans to build a nuclear programme, that adopts the highest standards of safety, security, nonproliferation and operational transparency. 
Despite the fact that this sector is experience-intensive, the country has been empowering its youth offering them diverse opportunities to lead vital sectors in the nuclear field, as there is a growing need to strike a balance between maintaining commitment to the UAE nuclear programme and national cadre who are able to efficiently run it.
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 as a side event for the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century.
The circle titled “Youth: The Future of Nuclear Power” will address youth aspiration and tackle their challenges through adopting means.

During the Youth Circle, a number of essential topics will be addressed such as: youth aspiration and motivation, Knowledge management and ensuring its sustainability, Research and Development opportunities, and Innovation in the nuclear field.

The Circle will take place on 1 November from 13:30hrs – 15:00hrs at the St. Regis Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.
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 have, and what challenges they face. 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 the nuclear field.

·         Identify creative and innovative means to solve existing challenges.

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 do the following:

-          If you are placed in UAE: register through the following link http://circles.youth.gov.ae

!!! Registration opens on the 20 October!!!

-          If you are placed outside the UAE: please contact Ms Jil Huber, Public Relations Officer of the UAE Permanent Mission to the IAEA: jil.huber@uae-iaea.org