Youth Climate Mentorship Program – Key Achievements since COP23 and Future Prospects

The Youth Climate Mentorship Program was launched at COP 23 with the aim to increase youth capacity in UN climate negotiations and national climate change related policy development processes. The program is designed and coordinated in partnership with the Youth Climate Lab and the Government of the United Arab Emirates. This solutions-oriented program connects and engages youth with negotiators, policy-makers, high- level government representatives and international organizations by providing youth with meaningful opportunities in policy research and solutions development through mentorship. The program also facilitates collaboration and knowledge exchange among the participants. At the side event, participants and partner organizations will report back on the main achievements and discuss prospects for future activities.

Organized by: UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and The Youth Climate Lab.

HRH Crown Prince inaugurates and lays foundations stones for seven strategic projects, including Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear research reactor, & aircraft fuselage factory 2 Riyadh

HRH also launched incubators and accelerators located in each of Dammam, Qassim, Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah and Abha, as part of Bader program, which currently heads the Arab Network for ICT Incubators and UN technological cities in the Arab world.
Among the projects which the HRH Crown Prince laid their foundation stones are a desalination plant in the city of Yanbu powered with solar energy, with a capacity of 5200 cubic meters per day. It is the first industrial application model that uses desalination absorption technology. The projects also included laying the foundation stone of a low-energy nuclear research reactor, the Kingdom’s first of its kind. HRH Crown Prince also laid the foundation stone for a center for the development of aircraft fuselage, located, at King Khalid International Airport.

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