His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said that empowering and rehabilitating young people and raising their awareness of the various current changes is a fundamental pillar of the development of Arab societies.
This came during a meeting with His Highness the participants in the third session of the program “Young Arab Media Leaders” in which more than 100 young men and women from 19 Arab countries participate.
In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and President of the Arab Youth Center.
During the meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed the youth participating in the program.
“The most important investment is investing in human beings throughout history,” he told the youth. “Anybody who has invested in a group of people has created a nation. Unfortunately, this thing is not mentioned in history. History always talks about individuals. Especially in our modern time we need a team capable of communicating and making plans and visions to 25 years forward and focus on them. “
“The development of the media system in our Arab world has become an urgent necessity to build and strengthen trust between Arab societies and their leaders with inspirational ideas that increase social cohesion and realize the dreams and aspirations of peoples,” Sheikh Mohammed said. They hope and bear the task of changing our Arab reality for the better. “
His Highness said that through our youth we look forward to seeing media platforms that address the world with Arab culture and carry messages of goodness and tolerance to the peoples of the earth.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the coming period requires young people to upgrade the aspirations of the Arab peoples who hope for a better tomorrow. Between nations.
His Highness praised the efforts exerted for the success of the “Young Arab Media Leaders Program” which embodied the determination and determination of the Arab youth to move forward and establish a new era of work and innovation and contribute to the development process throughout our Arab homeland.
His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Affairs and Lieutenant General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and a number of elders, His Excellency Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and HE Saeed Alnazari, Director General of the Federal Youth Foundation and Chief Executive Officer of the Strategy at the Arab Youth Center.
It is noteworthy that the Young Arab Media Leaders Program is the largest initiative to develop the capabilities of youth in the field of media and aims to reduce the gap between what is offered by media institutes and colleges and the requirements of the labor market. This will contribute to forming a clear vision for the future of their work and to identify in practice the mechanisms of media work and to identify future trends in the sector.
Young journalists from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, Mauritania, Libya and Comoros will participate in the third edition of the program.
The Young Arab Media Leaders Program succeeded in preparing, qualifying and refining the skills of more than 300 young men and women from media faculties throughout the Arab world by providing them with knowledge and training on international best practices in the field to contribute to the development of the Arab media sector.
In addition to providing dozens of job opportunities for participants in a number of media institutions in the UAE and the Arab region.
The Arab Youth Center is organizing this program in cooperation with more than 40 media organizations in the Arab world and the world including the National Media Council, Emirates News Agency, Media Zone Authority in Abu Dhabi, Tofor 54, Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, Dubai Government Media Office, and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Dubai Media City, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, YouTube, Middle East newspapers, Vision, and The National.
Sky News Arabia, Bloomberg International, CNN, MBC Group, Euronews, Dubai Media Incorporated, Agence France-Presse, EFB, American University of Dubai and the University are also supporting the program. American University of Sharjah, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Media Incorporated, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Accenture, Heikal Media and Harvard Business Review, UTurn and APCO Worldwide.