THE ULTIMATE PLATFORM TO ENGAGE WITH
YOUTH

About

Youth Circles initiative governed by Federal Youth Authority and Launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. to inspire youth-centric dialogue across a variety of areas for sustainable engagement with Youth to shape innovative solutions for global challenges. 

FACTS

MORE THAN
500
hours invested to listen to the youth challenges
MORE THAN
200
media artwork published
MORE THAN
25000
youth benefited from participating in Youth Circles

Format

Youth representing different genders, fields and age groups participate in a dialogue in a circle format; each participant has equal opportunity to express and share opinion to shape a solution or a policy. The attendees are selected based on their interest and background.

 

Components

Each circle includes three main stages

  • Presentation

    15 Mins

    Presents deliver a presentation to set the topic and raise awareness about best practices

  • Discussion

    45 Mins

    Participates start discussing most important opportunities and challenges

  • Solution

    60 Mins

    Crowdsourcing ideas and researches to shape solutions and recommend policies

Hosting Model

Youth Circles can be hosted by entities in both public and private sector
around the world. The host will organize the circle based on the manual and
standards developed by Federal Youth Authority.

Objectives

Federal Youth Authority or the hosting entity organize a circle for one of the below objectives:

  • Engage with youth to
    know their aspirations,
    opinions and answers
    about a topic

  • Test the waters with
    Youth and receive their feedback on upcoming
    projects or policies

  • Gather data and
    recommendations
    from Youth

  • Crowdsource ideas,
    skills and talents to
    shape solutions or
    develop policies

  • Broadcast a
    message to the
    Youth

Upcoming circle

A new circle will be coming soon

Hosted by YOUTH CIRCLES

Previous circles

Challenges People of Determination face in Higher Education

Plastic Waste Management: A holistic approach

Plastic Waste Management: A holistic approach

Youth Reader

What are the challenges that weaken youth readership in this age and how to overcome them?

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship; a Paradigm Shift

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship; a Paradigm Shift

Circle’s investments opportunity in Aldhafrah Region

Discuses the mentors investment’s experience

Youth Perspective about Nursing Profession

How to scale-up your Startup to global competition (Growth Game)

Literature in the Age of Digitization

Empowering Emirati Youth to Embrace Fintech Opportunities

The Fintech Journey – How to empower the next generation of UAE Entrepreneurs through FinTech

201 youth circles so far

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Outcomes

Activating the initiative of

Activating the initiative of "Hope Ambassadors"

Breaking Guinness World record of largest Internet security lesson in the world and this achievement was recorded by the name of the United Arab Emirates

Breaking Guinness World record of largest Internet security lesson in the world and this achievement was recorded by the name of the United Arab Emirates

Opening of the first business incubator for young people in Ajman

Opening of the first business incubator for young people in Ajman

The launch of 100 mentor program

The launch of 100 mentor program

Announcement of 'Waqf' for youth in sports

Announcement of 'Waqf' for youth in sports

Announcement of a grant and support of  DP World for youth projects

Announcement of a grant and support of DP World for youth projects

Announcement of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation

Announcement of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation "Misk charity" foundation of youth workshops in Saudi Arabia

Announcement of  Arab Youth Council

Announcement of Arab Youth Council

Announcement of Meet my Hero Campaign

Announcement of Meet my Hero Campaign

Announcement of Media Youth Council

Announcement of Media Youth Council

Announcement of World Bank Internship Program

Announcement of World Bank Internship Program

Announcement of Youth Ideas Platform

Announcement of Youth Ideas Platform

Guests

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

H.H. Sheikh Dr.  Sultan bin Mohammed Al  Qasimi

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumm

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumm

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

President of France

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Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE

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Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak

Minister of Tolerance

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HE Omar Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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HH Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Sultan bin Shakhbout AlNahyan

Specialist in Health Department

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H.E Mansoor Abulhoul

The Ambassador of United Arab Emirates

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Sheikh Salem Bin Abdul Rahman Al Qasimi

Director of the office of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah

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Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed AlNahyan

Chairman of Zayed bin Sultan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation

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His Excellency Hussain Alhammadi

Minister of Education

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Major. General. Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi

Sharjah Police General Commander

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H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Isam Al Qasmi

Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation

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H.E Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid

Minister of Community Development

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Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed bin Zayed AlNahyan

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Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi

Commander-In-Chief of RAK Police

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H.E Ali Salim Al Midfa

Chairman – Sharjah Airport Authority

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Sheikh Diab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Chairman of the Department of Transport

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Sheikh Zayed bin Mansour bin Zayed AlNahyan

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Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan

Executive Director of the Office of Families Affairs of Martyrs in the Crown Prince's Court

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HH Shaikha Latifa bint Mohammad bin Rashed AlMaktoum

The Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

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Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

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Prince Charles

Prince of Wales

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HE Bader Alasaker

Director of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s Office

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Major General Mohammad Alrumaithi

Commander in Chief of Abu Dhabi Police

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Major General Abdulla Almarri

Commander in Chief of Dubai Police

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HE Dr. Anwar Gargash

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

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HE Mattar Altayer

Director General and Chairman of RTA.

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HE Mohammad AlJneibi

Director of Protocol

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HE. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi

Minister of State for Tolerance

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HE. Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul

Minister of State for Higher Education

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HE. Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future

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HE. Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi

Minister of Climate Change and Environment

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HE. Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi

Minister of Federal National Council Affairs

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Catherine McKenna

Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada

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Salaheddine Mezouar

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco

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HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed AlMaktoum

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HE. Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Jaber

Minister of State

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HE. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem

Group Chairman and CEO of DP World

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HE. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity And Water Authority

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Reid Hoffman

Executive Chairman of LinkedIn

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Dr. Jim Young Kim

12th President of the World Bank Group

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Dr. Timothy Shriver

Chairman of Special Olympics

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HE Amina Jane Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

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HE Jameela Almuhairi

Minister of State for Public Education

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HE Ohood Al Roumi

Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing Director General of the Prime Minister Office