Abu Dhabi: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE), in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), has unveiled the Global Future Trade Leaders Program.
The program is a national initiative aimed at enhancing the productive engagement of young government officials in various sectors of the nation’s foreign trade agenda, including supporting its preparations for hosting the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi in February 2024.
The training program, which comprises both knowledge-based and experiential learning, further seeks to provide its participants with the specialized knowledge, experience, and skills. According to reports, a total of 30 young Emiratis, who are currently working in federal and local government entities, UAE free zones, and other related agencies engaged in global trade, are enrolled in the program that will last three months.
Mr. Ahmed Jassim Al Zaabi, Chairman of ADDED, commented that “human development is paramount to us. We believe the Future UAE Global Trade Leaders Programme will equip our young talents with the skills to ensure an impactful legacy for the UAE at the international trade stage, contributing to our transition to a smart, diversified, and sustainable economy.”
The candidates will benefit from a series of masterclass sessions led by experts from international and national entities, including the WTO, World Economic Forum, UNCTAD, OECD, and Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy.
Furthermore, the program will provide hands-on training to candidates through several site visits to the UAE’s leading trade organizations, including Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) and KEZAD Group, in addition to networking sessions with a number of the UAE’s foreign business councils.