UAE Youth Circle takes place during IAEA International Conference

VIENNA — The UAE Permanent Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, has hosted the “UAE Youth Circle: Building Youth Technical Capabilities in the Nuclear Field” in cooperation with the Emirates Youth Council, on the margins of the IAEA International Conference on Technical Cooperation Programme in Vienna.

Attended by 25 young peers from all over the world, along with guest of honour Hamad Ali Al-Ka’abi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA and Mr. Dazu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director-General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, the Youth Circle discussed 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.

Ambassador Al-Ka’abi highlighted the importance of empowering the Youth as potential leaders in his opening remarks, “This UAE Youth Circle is a step to empower the young peers and to support them to be future pioneers in the nuclear field. It’s not only a chance to discuss challenges, it’s also an opportunity to be heard by decision makers and for the experts to listen to creative ideas and address them in a strategic level.”

“The UAE Youth Circle, held at IAEA headquarter in Vienna, has been a huge success and that exactly the aim of the UAE government: to empower youth across all sectors,” said Meera Al Mheiri, Member of the Emirates Youth Council, “Now we actually have to start working and creating a follow-up action plan to make these visions reality.”

“The ideas of the young people are inspiring. I am proud that around 50 percent of FANR staff members are young Emiratis, specialising in various field in nuclear safety and security and others and who are playing a crucial role in this niche field,” said Christor Viktorsson, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulations, FANR.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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