Abu Dhabi: The Arab Youth Centre (AYC) has celebrated the graduation ceremony of the fifth edition of the Young Arab Media Leaders Program in the presence of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Vice Chairman of the AYC.
The three-week initiative, launched by the AYC in collaboration with 20 Arab and international media organizations, was attended by 51 young male and female participants from 18 Arab countries.
During the event, Sheikh Rashid remarked that the Program has become an important incubator for developing the professional capabilities of young media people in the Arab world.
The Vice Chairman noted that the AYC has been selected as one of the official co-hosts for the upcoming 18th edition of the Conference of Youth (COY18).
To be held in November in the UAE in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28), COY18 serves as a platform for climate advocacy, capacity building, and policy development training to prepare the youth for their participation in international climate discussions and events.
The fifth edition of the program further featured specialized training workshops and expanded interactions with media leaders, experts, and trainers. In addition, the event included field visits to major media organizations in the UAE.
The program also featured interactive workshops and practical lectures that discussed a variety of topics and issues, including environmental journalism, climate change, and sustainability.