President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has always been keen to empower the youth of UAE with various skills to shape the country’s future.
It was against this backdrop that he initiated the Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations (MBZMFG), a celebration of a collective power to shape the future of the UAE.
MBZMFG aims to provide an innovative and sustainable model to maintain constant communication between the nation’s youth and its leadership and ensure all available means and resources are employed to train young Emiratis to create better opportunities for the future.
By connecting leaders with youth around a program of transformative learning experiences, MBZMFG encourages innovative thinking and the professional development of the UAE’s next generation of leaders.
Because the future is in the hands of the young, it is critical to support their development, future-proof their skillsets and facilitate their success.
By connecting youth with UAE leaders and pioneering thinkers, MBZMFG builds engagement around core Emirati values and ideas that will shape the future.
The initiative has collaboration at its heart – an inter-generational exchange around a youth-centric program.
MBZMFG also determines the ideal solutions for promoting and accelerating young people’s development in various fields and sets the stage for them to contribute to the nation’s sustainable development.
The Majlis seeks to engage young people in the nationwide efforts to prepare for the next 50 years.
Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis
The President had also established the Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis, which hosts distinguished experts in various fields, politicians, academicians and religious scholars because of his love for dialogue.
The Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis firmly believes in the importance of dialogue, understanding the others’ points of view and reaffirming the high value of exchanging ideas in order to enrich debates and contribute to a deeper understanding of and better solutions for the various issues that can impact future societies and human life.
Based on this belief, the Majlis has continued to host a distinguished number of selected scientists, thinkers, intellectuals, experts and religious scholars from all over the world every year to express their perspectives and experiences on general public issues and vital concerns related to the requirements of our age, and explore future prospects in a unique intellectual forum, as dialogue and diverse ideas have become the language of civilisation and progress.
Previously, the Majlis has hosted a wide number of high-profile speakers, some of which are Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, current President of Singapore, he was hosted when he was Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Private Limited (GIC), Chairman of the National Research Foundation and Deputy Chairman of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council.
The Majlis also hosted Tony Blair, previous Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, UK, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mike Pompeo, Former US Secretary of State.