Emirates News Agency – UAE Minister of Youth and MoIAT Undersecretary meet Emirati candidates nominated for IEC Young Professionals program
ABU DHABI, September 18, 2021 (WAM) – Four Emirati candidates nominated to represent the United Arab Emirates at the upcoming 85th General Assembly of the International Electrotechnical Organization (IEC), met with Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of State of the Emirates Arab Youth Officer, and Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technologies (MoIAT).
Four national entities have appointed the four young ambassadors specializing in engineering and technology for the IEC Young Professionals Program (IECYPP). During the virtual meeting with Al Mazrui and Al Suwaidi, they discussed their ambitions to represent their country at the annual meeting of the IEC.
At the start of the virtual meeting, Shamma Al Mazrui said that the youth of the UAE have achieved remarkable things in recent years thanks to the platform provided by the leaders of the country which prioritizes the empowerment of young people.
Al Mazrui said, “UAE leaders have always championed the values of investing in our youth. They truly believe in the ability of our young people to communicate, innovate and improve the nation’s competitiveness on the global stage. young people are the main drivers of our socio-economic development as we look to the next fifty years. ”
Al Mazrui congratulated the four candidates for representing the UAE at IEC meetings, a major global event that the UAE will host for the first time. He wished them success in competing for the Asian headquarters to represent the organization globally and inspire young people around the world.
Al Suwaidi congratulated the candidates, noting that the hosting of the Young Professionals program in conjunction with the CIS General Assembly meeting aligns with the goals of the National Value Program in the country, which aims to provide global training opportunities for young engineers, investing in national capacity building. and youth empowerment through the national industrial sector.
Al Suwaidi stressed that the participation of young people in this global event will help strengthen their role and international engagement in standardization and conformity assessment efforts at the international and national levels, especially in light of the launch of the Council of UAE youth and local youth councils across the country.
Candidates include Aliaa Al Zaabi, senior electrical engineer at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC); Lubna Al Muaini, Senior Engineer at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA); Reem Al Falasi, IoT research and development engineer at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (Du), and Mohamed Hassan, physical health engineer at the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Authority.
As part of the IECYPP, Aliaa, Lubna, Reem and Mohamed, will participate in discussions with the leaders of the organization, technical committees and compliance systems to share their ideas through interactive workshops. They will also attend the meeting of the General Assembly and the technical committees as observers. They will carry out a number of field visits to industrial sites in the country. The meetings will see the selection of three ambassadors (leaders) for the 2021 program, where young people from the United Arab Emirates will compete for an Asian seat among the ambassadors of the Young Professionals program.
The Emirati engineers were selected from among 17 candidates working in the security, oil and gas, nuclear energy, industry, telecommunications, services and renewable energy sectors, and specializing in architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, electronic engineering, marine electrical engineering. engineering, computer networks, IT and civil engineering.