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Arab Youth Centre, Schneider Electric to prompt next generation to lead path for sustainable, digital future


DUBAI, 23rd May, 2022 (WAM) -- Arab Youth Centre and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to prompt the next generation to lead the path toward a sustainable and digital future.

The agreement was signed at Schneider Electric's Innovation Summit Middle East & Africa that took place on 18th-19th May at the Coca-Cola Arena Dubai, under the theme, "Digital, the Path to the Sustainable Future".

Under the agreement, Schneider Electric will become the newest member of the Arab Technology Fellowship for Arab Youth, the regional initiative enabling Arab youths to bridge the gap in skills utilised across various technology disciplines including ICT, digital transformation, innovation and interactive emerging technologies.

Schneider Electric will also form a partnership with the Arab Youth Council for Climate Change to engage with climate issues and support the next phase of people routing for environmental action ahead of Cop27 taking place in Egypt and Cop28 in the UAE.

Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Vice-Chair of the Arab Youth Centre, said, "This cooperation will have a major role in developing the next generation of Arab leaders, who will contribute to the region's digital transformation and sustainable growth.

"With major events coming up in the region on climate change and technology advancements, the fundamental aim is for youth to be equipped and empowered to take positive steps towards change and enhance global efforts to achieve sustainability.

Luc Remont, Executive Vice President for Schneider Electric, said, "The Middle East is among the youngest regions globally with half its population under the age of 25. Today, young men and women in the region are increasingly educated and becoming more conscious by the day about greening our planet.

"The next generation can be the catalyst for change. By partnering with Arab Youth Centre, we can educate youths across the nation on climate action and make energy efficiency behavioural changes."

To further show its dedication to developing youths in the UAE, Schneider Electric will dedicate a special "Youth Track" in all upcoming Innovation Summits in Arab capitals around the Middle East region. This will engage youths across STEM and sectors related to sustainability, innovation and renewable energy.

Running for the fifth year, the Innovation Summit MEA is Schneider Electric's flagship event, bringing together over 5,000 delegates to witness more than 50 sessions highlighting how businesses can leverage digitisation and electrification for greater efficiency and a greener world.

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