UAE Cabinet adopts decision to increase participation of Emirati youth in the boards of government entities and companies
The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to increase and promote the participation of Emirati youth in the boards of government entities and companies.
The move aims to ensure that their voice and views are included in government decisions, state news agency WAM reported.
The decision comes following the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to empower the UAE youth, it added.
The decision specifies that at least one Emirati member under the age of 30 must be included in the boards of directors of government entities, institutions and companies. The decision also stresses on the selection process of young and creative Emiratis to become board members, which includes submitting candidates’ proposals to the UAE Cabinet for approval.
The UAE Government is keen to enhance the role of youth and improve their empowerment to enable them to shoulder responsibilities, innovate and contribute to the overall development of the UAE.