Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi has hosted Shape MENA, a regional annual flagship event of the Global Shapers, for the first time from October 26 to 28, 2023.
The event was organised by Abu Dhabi Global Shapers under the theme Shaping a Sustainable Arabia, and convened more than 150 international youth leaders, World Economic Forum delegates, and senior executives from the various government and private companies.
The 2024 forum focused on the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability, emphasising the significant role of youth in driving sustainability in their communities. Activities around the three-day event included panel discussions, interactive workshops and visits to various cultural sites in Abu Dhabi.
“We are thrilled to be part of the positive change and social movements calling for sustainability. Cooperation between youth and governments has an impact that cannot be unseen, especially since youth in the UAE represent approximately 50 per cent of the general population,” Mr. Aldhuhoori shared.
Mr. Mujeeb Khan, Impact officer of the Global Shapers Community Abu Dhabi, remarked that “Youth play a pivotal role in achieving the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, in addition to the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which is based on building a sustainable business environment in the global economy. We are proud of the positive change happening in many communities around the world, and we thank all the event’s participants, strategic partners, hosts and organisers for supporting this significant event.”