GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
The event is organised in collaboration with the Federal National Council and the Higher Colleges of Technology. 
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019:   The inaugural edition of the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum was launched today, organised by the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in five emirates.
 
The Forum is part of the Ministry's initiatives that seek to promote a culture of political participation among UAE citizens. Using videoconferencing technology, the event was launched in all five emirates simultaneously on the campus of HCT Dubai Men's College, HCT Abu Dhabi Men's College, HCT Fujairah Women's College, HCT Ras Al Khaimah Women's College, and the Enlightenment Hall in Sharjah. The launch drew large audiences of students, media professionals, and members of various segments of the community. 
 
The main launch event, held at HCT Dubai Men's College, was attended by MFNCA Undersecretary His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah and HCT Director Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi. Meanwhile, the FNC's Secretary-General H.E. Ahmed Shabib Al Dhaheri, attended the launch at HCT Abu Dhabi Men's College, along with H.E. Dr Saeed Mohammed Al-Ghafli, Assistant Undersecretary for Federal National Council Affairs at the MFNCA. 
 
In his speech, H.E. Lootah welcomed attendees and thanked the Higher Colleges of Technology for hosting the inaugural edition of the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum, which he described as a milestone and a turning point in terms of initiatives seeking to promote a culture of political participation in the community. 
 
“The youth are a national treasure; their aspirations outline a better future for our country, a future where they carry the torch, continue with the sustainable development efforts, and cement the UAE's leadership in all sectors,” H.E. said. “We are here today to reiterate our conviction that the youth are the future of political life in the UAE. With the patronage and involvement of our wise leadership, we are dedicated to empowering young people in all sectors, encouraging them to take part in their country's political life and play an effective role in the decision-making process.”
 
“The Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs places great importance on engaging young people in political life through effective and positive participation in the upcoming FNC elections,” H.E. Lootah concluded. 
 
Meanwhile, H.E. Al Dhaheri stressed the importance of the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum, organised by the MFNCA and aimed at students in technology majors across the country in this critical period leading up to FNC elections, highlighting the immense support the youth receive from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, embodied in the Political Empowerment Programme that H.H. launched in 2005.
 
“This philosophy of empowerment is rooted in the vision to establish the creative environment necessary to enable citizens, especially young people, to become more involved in the various social, political, productive, and intellectual life,” H.E. explained. “With that goal in mind, the UAE provides its citizens with incentives to learn, benefit from scientific breakthroughs in all sectors, and be active partners in the decision-making process and in comprehensive and balanced development plans.”
 
H.E. Al Dhaheri applauded the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs for its efforts and dedication to promoting culture and fostering communication and partnership among all segments of the UAE community, engaging them in the decision-making process, and shedding light on the role the Council plays as one of the constitutional authorities involved in the UAE's rise. 
 
“The astounding political and institutional development the UAE has witnessed are a hallmark of its success as a federation and a union. A notable element of the UAE's approach in this regard is the balanced and gradual method it has adopted, which takes into consideration the cultural and religious specificities of Emirati society,” H.E. Al Dhaheri concluded. 
 
For his part, Dr Al Shamsi asserted that the Higher Colleges of Technology were delighted to be cooperating with the MFNCA to organise the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum, underlining the continued cooperation between the Ministry and the Colleges to raise political awareness and promote a culture of political participation among young people today – particularly as it pertains to the electoral process in the UAE, and the accomplishments of the Political Empowerment Programme launched by UAE President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which emboldened the FNC to fulfil its role in decision-making and discussing social issues.
 
Dr Al Shamsi underlined the importance of organising such activities aimed at young people to develop their dialogue, discussion, and creative skills and encourage them to be active in their community, especially in light of the confidence that the wise leadership has in them, which empowered them to assume leadership positions and contribute to decision-making. 
 
The HCT Director applauded the efforts of the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs in promoting the culture of political participation in society and raising awareness of the Council's role in discussing all matters and issues relating to citizens' lives, and supporting decisions that are in favour of the country and its citizens.
 
The forum explored the role of the FNC and the Political Empowerment Programme in promoting a culture of political participation among all members of the community, in addition to discussing the major role that young people will play in shaping political decisions and driving the UAE's development forward. During a lecture at HCT Abu Dhabi Men's College, H.E. H.E. Ahmed Shabib Al Dhaheri highlighted the FNC's role in enriching political life in the UAE, as well as its role in engaging the community in decision-making and shaping the future of the nation.
 
In a lecture at HCT Fujairah Women's College, H.E. Dr Saeed Al Ghafli touched upon the Political Empowerment Programme, launched by UAE President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the MFNCA's role in spreading the culture of political participation and engaging the youth in plans and projects to continue building the nation.
 
The forum also saw Dr Abdul Rahim Shaheen deliver a lecture at the HCT Ras Al Khaimah Women's College exploring young people's participation in political life, where he stressed the importance of engaging the youth in political life and their ability to affect positive change. Dr Shaheen described the Political Empowerment Programme as a benchmark for Emirati society, and a platform for expanding effective participation in the development process. 
 
In a session at the Enlightenment Hall in Sharjah, Wafa Al Ali from the Federal Youth Foundation highlighted the important role assigned to young people in the Political Empowerment Programme, and their potential to bring about a shift in political culture and participation in UAE society. “The UAE's wise leadership considers empowering young people is of the utmost importance, and firmly believes in their ability to lead the development process and create a prosperous future for the UAE, following in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers,” she said.
 
The lectures saw great interaction among young people in the audience, who pledged their determination to actively participate in political life, play their part in society, and achieve prosperity for the people of the UAE and everyone residing in the Emirates.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 12060 times
Posted on : Monday, June 10, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development Calls on Citizens to Participate in Educa...
Next Story : Dubai Cares supports 3-year teacher training program in Ghana to boost early childhood education
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Boss Bottled Infinite: Express Your Inner Self
Mouawad Announces New Partnership With the Miss Universe Organization
Chronoswiss adds beauty in blue to Sirius Chronograph Moon Phase collection
Ralph Lauren Introduces Ralph's Club for New York Fashion Week
Expect more from your concealer, why settle for less!
Ncef-reverse Eyes – Filorga's New Ground Breaking Eye Care!
Roberto Cavalli's exclusive new duo of fragrances
UAE Welcomes Energy Industry's Thought Leaders at World's Most Influential Energ...
La Roche-posay Presents an Incomparable Skincare Experience With ‘My Skin Track ...
ENEC to showcase economic, social and environmental benefits of nuclear energy a...
Tag Heuer Launches First Ever Emerald Green Dial Aquaracer (for Men & Women) in ...
Ferrari 812 GTS: the V12 spider returns
World's First Cartridge-Free Laser Printer Now Available in the UAE
Corum Golden Bridge Round 39 for elegant lady
A Journey of Belief: Caroline Leon goes the extra mile with DHL as she attempts ...
Tabreed demonstrates commitment to enhancing energy efficiency with ISO 50001 ce...
Sony Middle East and Africa launches the new king of full frame mirrorless camer...
The Ferrari F8 Spider: the evolution of the species
A touch of elegance with Al Asel
Introducing the Dyson V11TM Absolute cord-free vacuum
Tissot Carson Automatic Urban vitality
Trade Up Your Old Device For the Next Level Power Galaxy Note10
Energy Transition is Accelerating Across Countries Worldwide According to 2019 W...
Lenovo Launches New Devices: Offering Smarter Technology for All
Union Coop constructs two commercial centers in Al Badaa (Jumeirah) and Barsha 3
Pan Emirates Home Furnishing welcomes Autumn with its new collection
Canadian University Dubai launches world-class creative leadership program with...
LONGCHAMP Spring/Summer 2020
Opening of PACE British School, a premium British curriculum education initiativ...
The art of knurling
UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Inches Closer to a Second Place Finish at La Vuelta
Breitling Announces Partnership With Etihad Airways
Union Coop Signs a contract with AL Aber contracting to construct Umm Al Quwain ...
Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches the 11th Edition of “Lose to Win” Program
IFA 2019: Samsung Electronics Celebrates Five Decades of Designing Your Tomorrow
City Centre Me'aisem is here to captivate and educate this back-to-school season
Titan Watches unveils new ‘Create Your Moment' campaign
DKNY Kids continues to lead the way in athleisure dressing
A Pure Class Performance From Pogacar as He Earns His Second Stage Win at La Vuelta
First A220 delivery to EGYPTAIR
Shoppers meet UFC Athlete Andrei Arlovski at Mushrif Mall
Michael Kors Releases First Mini-documentary
Diego Ulissi to Lead UAE Team Emirates as They Take on a Double Bill of Racing i...
Chloé introduces the new vintage-inspired “Ayla” style
Advanced technology and treatment approach at the forefront of epilepsy treatmen...
Colourful Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center
Proofpoint's Annual Human Factor Report Details Top Cybercriminal Trends: More t...
Al Ansari Exchange warns customers against fraudulent calls or scam messages
31 innovative global start-ups to participate in the third edition of DIFC FinTe...
Community Development Authority & Dubai Statistics Center launch Dubai's sixth s...