Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: In line with its continuing commitment to support youth-related programs in the UAE, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed an agreement to contribute AED1.2 million and support Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program.

In the presence of His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Chairman of Masdar, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Masdar Institute, HE Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the agreement was signed by Mohammed S. K. Al Qubaisi, Director, Human Resources, ADNOC, Dr Lamya Fawwaz, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs, Masdar Instituteو during a ceremony held at the Masdar Institute stand on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, which has been organized as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week (ADSW) 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

The contribution announced at ADSW marks the sixth consecutive year that ADNOC has committed to supporting the dynamic YFEL program. During their one year program, YFEL members explore new avenues and ideas in the sustainable and clean energy arena through an engaging schedule of courses and international experiences.

As a key supporter of youth-related outreach programs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and across the UAE, ADNOC lays special emphasis on programs that offer youth professional and career guidance. Its contribution to YFEL will help the outreach program organize dedicated courses throughout the upcoming year, and encourage the country’s young people to achieve innovation and excellence.

His Excellency Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, CEO of ADNOC praised the support and due concern attributed by the UAE’s wise leadership to all projects and programs aiming at empowering the UAE young generation to become tomorrow’s leaders capable of solving the world’s most pressing challenges in advanced energy and sustainability.

He stressed the commitment of ADNOC to support all programs and initiatives aiming at encouraging youth for adoption of creative thinking and innovative solutions to address the issues of sustainability, and preparing tomorrow’s leaders and intellectuals in the fields of clean energy and sustainability to lead the transformation of the UAE towards a knowledge based economy.

He applauded the mutual cooperation between ADNOC and Masdar Institute calling for promotion and expansion of fields of joint cooperation in order to benefit from Masdar Institute’s experience in the fileds of advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

Dr. Lamya N. Fawwaz, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs, said: “We welcome the sixth consecutive contribution from ADNOC, which continues to be a committed supporter of the YFEL program. This support, along with the program’s other corporate sponsors and Emirati donors, enables our continued development of talented young professionals interested in sustainability fields.”

“The YFEL program’s focus on offering specially designed leadership experiences in clean renewable energy, water, and advanced material technologies through its annual calendar of events helps YFEL members to grow into world-class professionals,” she added.