ADNOC hosts sustainable development event for Emirati youth

The programme was reportedly aimed to equip Emirati youths with leadership skills for ADNOC's 2030 strategy

ADNOC Youth Circle
ADNOC Youth Circle

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has reportedly hosted a Youth Circle at its Umm Lulu offshore platform – one of the largest in the world – as part of a sustainable development programme for Emirati youths.

The Youth Circle was held under the theme ‘The role of UAE youth in driving sustainable business,’ and was aimed towards equipping Emirati youth with leadership skills to ensure strengthened contribution towards the delivery of ADNOC’s 2030 strategy, UAE’s state-run news agency Wam reported.

The initiative was launched by vice president and prime minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The event — the first in ADNOC’s series of Youth Circles for the year — was organised by ADNOC’s Youth Council and hosted by UAE’s minister of state and ADNOC Group’s CEO, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, with minister of state for youth affairs, Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, and director general of federal youth authority, Saeed Al Nazari, in attendance.

According to ADNOC, the programme served as a platform to encourage Emirati youth to work in remote sites, in order to develop practical experience, in line with leadership skills.

Addressing the Youth Circle, Dr Al Jaber said: "ADNOC is developing and empowering the next generation of highly skilled and talented Emirati youth who will be the driving force of ADNOC and the UAE’s future success. We are pleased that many of our young members are managing key projects across our offices and sites, and actively contributing to our strong operational and financial performance.”

In addition, Dr Al Jaber stated that in line with the guidance of the UAE’s leadership, ADNOC is providing opportunities for Emirati talent across its value chain and focusing on leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence to equip the Emirati youth with necessary skills.

Dr Al Jaber also highlighted ADNOC’s efforts to promote diversity and employment of women in leadership roles, stating that women today occupy 15% of senior leadership positions at ADNOC.

The Youth Circle is among several ADNOC programmes aimed at developing Emirati youths. ADNOC’s other programmes include the ADNOC Young Leaders Development Program, and ADNOC Leadership Program, among others.

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