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Chairman's Message
His Highness Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Foundation
“Tapping into the dynamism of 21st century youth and their appetite for new ideas, the Emirates Foundation seeks to support youth initiatives that can create real and sustainable social change. We are committed to supporting the energy of youth in order to transform societies, communities and economies through new ways of thinking. The Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth aims to support, motivate and unleash our young people’s social entrepreneurship potential and to establish long-term enterprises which are capable of creating real, positive and sustainable social impact in the lives of youth in this region.”

“I’m calling upon the youth of the Arabian Gulf countries to participate in this award which addresses social challenges and aims to find solutions to improve the community by encouraging creativity and constructive ideas. The award also challenges and encourages the new generation of entrepreneurs to innovate which in itself benefits many areas of the community in the region”.

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