ABU DHABI, 14th October, 2022 (WAM) — The Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) Youth Council has organized the first “Youth in Manufacturing and Technology Forum”, bringing together youth councils from manufacturing-focused organizations and technology to advance Operation 300 Billion and the UAE Centenary Goal 2071 to create a diverse knowledge economy.
The forum at EGA’s Al Taweelah site brought together over 15 youth councils from entities such as Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, DP World, du, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Emirates National Oil Company, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Emirates Steel Arkan, Etihad Airways, Etihad Rail, Etisalat, Microsoft, Roads and Transport Authority, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Youth Advisory Council on Sustainable Development Goals, Global Shapers Community by World Economic Forum and Yahsat.
Established by the EGA Youth Council, the forum aims to foster future cooperation between key industries to achieve the goal of doubling the size of the UAE’s industrial sector by 2031. The forum also aims to strengthen ties between large, innovative and technology-driven companies and organizations. further strengthen the UAE’s knowledge economy.
Abdulnasser bin Kalban, Chairman and CEO of EGA, said: “At EGA, we continue to focus on the development of our young people and strive to empower national talent to lead the country in all aspects of the society. The Youth in Manufacturing & Technology Forum promises to be an important way for future leaders in these industries to build the relationships and insights they will need for many years to come.”
Hala Al Hashmi, Chair of EGA’s Youth Council and Senior Engineer in the company’s Quality and Lean Department, said, “As young people in the industry, it will be our responsibility to build on the achievements of UAE’s first 50 years to create an even more prosperous and advanced society over the next 50 years, with sustainability at its core. This forum brings together young leaders from many manufacturing and technology organizations in the UAE, laying the groundwork for collaboration we will need to succeed in the decades to come. »
The EGA Youth Council was established in 2018 to empower the company’s young national UAE employees to become innovative leaders and pioneers of change in the country. More than 700 of EGA’s Emirati employees are under the age of 35.