APPLY: 2024 Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program for International Students

The Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, represents a global initiative led by Masdar. Its primary objective is to empower the emerging leaders of sustainability.

The Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) program is a year-long initiative designed to establish connections between university students and young professionals with influential figures in the fields of global business leadership, policymaking, and technology innovation. The program focuses on equipping participants with the latest sustainability best practices.

Throughout the 12-month program, participants gain essential knowledge, receive skills training, acquire valuable work experience, and hone their networking abilities. Key events occur within this year-long period, with each cycle commencing at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the region’s most significant sustainability gathering, held annually every January in Abu Dhabi.

Summary for 2024 Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program for International Students

  • Host country: United Arab Emirate (UAE)
  • Study Abroad:┬áStudy in Asia
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship
  • Deadline: October 31, 2023

Details for 2024 Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program for International Students

Ever since the UAE’s establishment, its leadership has placed significant emphasis on investing in its youth and recognizing their pivotal role in education and environmental stewardship. This commitment to education and sustainability aligns perfectly with the core principles of Y4S.

The Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program has an ambitious vision to engage with one million young individuals by 2030, employing a diverse learning approach. Its goal extends to raising awareness regarding the skills required for future employment opportunities in the field of sustainability. To realize these objectives, Y4S implements initiatives like the Future Sustainability Leaders and Sustainability Ambassadors programs, alongside extensive global outreach efforts.

This program enjoys the support of its Principal Partner, the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, and operates in alignment with the UAE’s Principles of the 50 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Requirements:

To qualify for participation in the Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a secondary school student, or an undergraduate or graduate student, whether from the UAE or an international institution, with an age range of 15 to 35.
  • For the Sustainability Ambassadors Program, open to students of all majors, you may be either pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution or in secondary school.
  • Proficiency in spoken English is required.

Duration and Reward

  • Selected participants in the Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program will receive full sponsorship.

Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) Program

The Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) is a year-long initiative that facilitates connections between university students and young professionals with global business leaders, policymakers, and technology pioneers. It aims to equip them with the most up-to-date sustainability best practices.

This program offers comprehensive training in core knowledge and skills, real-world work experience, and networking opportunities, all within the framework of a 12-month duration. Each cycle commences at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the largest sustainability event in the region, held annually in January in Abu Dhabi.

Sustainability Ambassadors Program

The Sustainability Ambassadors (SA) program is a year-long initiative created for high school students, enabling them to become Sustainability Ambassadors. It provides essential training in knowledge and skills, hands-on work experience, and valuable networking opportunities at significant events throughout the academic year.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • International Passport
  • 45-seconds to a one-minute video describing a sustainability-related project or research topic you have contributed to or participated in.
  • Passport photograph

Method of Application

Interested and eligible individuals applying for the Abu Dhabi Government Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Program can utilize the provided link to submit their applications.

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