Tue 09-10-2018 10:14 AM
ABU DHABI, 9th October, 2018 (WAM) -- Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development addressed Emirati students at the Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations on Monday to discuss the swiftly growing 'Creative Economy' in the UAE. Al Kaabi spoke on the Year of Zayed, the importance of nation building, and the role of leadership in events that engage the youth of the UAE.
"It’s important we attend this event, it will help the next generation take the baton from us," she said. "These sessions are inspiring, they’re going to help the youth understand our strategies and challenges. Most importantly, these youth are at an important stage in their lives, it’s time to draw their roadmap and determine how can they contribute to building the nation in the same way it started in its inception."
Surrounded by hundreds of students, media and partners during her exclusive talk in The Hub of the Majlis, she gracefully gave applause to the universities of the country, both local and international, in building an aspirational and determined youth. Similarly, she praised the Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for gathering policy-makers with the future generation.
"During the Year of Zayed," Al Kaabi said, "It’s important for students to understand that the nation was built on a strong base. We are still building on that base because of the sound vision of the late Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father."
She added, "I’d like to give some advice: Be proud of where you are from. Be proud of your identity, keep on going and don’t be afraid to achieve your dreams."
Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on October 8th-9th, Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations offers Emirati students a chance to reflect on the Year of Zayed and plan for their future as experts from the UAE and around the world offer insight on leadership, technology, sustainability and much more.