Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S), an initiative that aims to get youth involved in sustainability efforts, held their annual Sustainability Ambassadors Programme Orientation Day at the Abu Dhabi Youth Hub located in Masdar City.
The orientation day welcomes a new batch of ambassadors to the year-long programme which will see a variety of activities offering ambassadors core knowledge, skills training, work experience and networking opportunities.
Kicking off with welcome remarks from Zainab Al Ali, Senior Manager, Outreach and Stakeholder Relations, the new ambassadors were introduced to SDGs, the role of the UAE in the sustainability sector as well as their roles and responsibilities as Sustainability Ambassadors. A panel discussion made up of participants from previous years’ shared best practices and lessons learned.
The new ambassadors were also invited to share their thoughts and expectations during an open mic session to help the Y4S team better shape this year’s programme.
Running a number of workshops and events throughout the year, the programme was launched in 2017 to empower high school students to join the sustainability conversation, extending the forum held annually at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.