Over 40 YFEL Members Briefed on Annual Program Schedule at Luncheon Event in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 4, 2011 – Masdar Institute today hosted an event to highlight the key milestones of Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program and unveiled the schedule of educational activities for the rest of the year.
The luncheon event organised on 2 June was attended by top Masdar Institute officials including Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Dr. Lamya N. Fawwaz, Executive Director of Public Affairs. Zainab Al Ali, Outreach Officer, YFEL, made a presentation on the occasion that was attended by more than 40 YFEL members.
YFEL participants were briefed on their participation at the various courses planned for them.
The educational courses envisaged for the YFEL members can be divided into three categories – technology, policy and leadership. Under the first, students will attend a course on Renewable Energy Technologies Information from 14-15 June at Masdar Institute. The session on Policy, The Role of Policy in Renewable Energy Industry, for YFEL members will be held in September. The Leadership course, Being a Future Leader, will be organised in November.
Additionally, the MI/MIT summer practical course is scheduled to be hosted from 18-30 June at MIT, USA, for Masdar Institute students and select YFEL members.
YFEL members have also been selected to participate in the European Future Energy Forum 2011 from 10 – 12 October in Geneva. As an initiative developed with Masdar, the third edition of the European Future Energy Forum is part of the Future Energy series of events that includes the World Future Energy Summit held annually in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Lamya N. Fawwaz said: “As a Masdar Institute program that is committed to raising awareness and engaging students and young professionals in the renewable energy and sustainability arena, YFEL guides the next generation of decision-makers. The lunch event more specifically served as a platform for the YFEL members to seek information on the courses scheduled till end of 2011 as well as their assigned roles for the forthcoming European Future Energy Forum in Geneva. We are confident the talented youth will identify suitable courses to advance their careers in renewable energy and clean technology.”
In her presentation, Zainab Al Ali outlined the proposed activities during the forthcoming months and engaged the participants, who share their views on the assigned roles for the Geneva event.
Zainab Al Ali said: “The networking lunch was part of our endeavour to remain connected with the YFEL participants. The courses we have scheduled for the coming months will help strengthen their professional skills and effectively carry out their tasks. We believe Masdar Institute’s specially hosted events and customised courses organized in conjunction with prestigious institutions such as MIT, will benefit all university students and young professionals who are members of YFEL.”
Masdar Institute outreach team also provided the YFEL members with brochures and leaflets with adequate information on the scheduled courses during the networking event.