UAE reveals program to nurture future leaders in Economics

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The UAE government has launched a first-of-its-kind initiative to train young people to become future leaders in the field of economics.

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The Young Economist Programme, which is a new vehicle to introduce new and exciting avenues for Young Emiratis to support the national economic growth efforts, has been applauded by prominent UAE ministers and high-ranking officials upon its launch this week.

The initiative has been launched under the patronage of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and the UAE Federal Youth Authority, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Sultan al-Jaber
Sultan al-Jaber
Minister of State – UAE

“The Programme helps Emirati youth unleash their potential and secure quantitative leaps across various fields by forging innovative solutions to the challenges faced in building a more solid path for economic growth and well-being.”

Meanwhile, Abdul Hamid Mohammed Saeed, Governor of the Central Bank of UAE, emphasized the determination of the apex bank to help the young Emirati community instill the right skills that respond to labor-market needs in the financial and banking sector.

“The Young Economist Programme provides fresh prospects of knowledge-building in competitive business environments that help youth earn advanced skills needed to address the challenges besetting the sector and forging innovative solutions thereto,” the Governor appended.

Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs stated that the new program will be a value-addition to the initiatives launched by the Federal Youth Authority to empower young Emiratis across all fields.

For his part, Saeed Al Nazari, Director General of Federal Youth Authority, praised the program as a new step forward on the path toward involving youth in the economic development drive and in the efforts made to deliver the future and build a sustainable, knowledge-driven economy.