Jun 16 2012
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YFEL Reflects UAE's Commitment to Sustainable Future, Says Masdar Institute Student at Rio+20 Summit in Brazil
UAE National Graduate Maitha Al Kaabi Shares Experience with Delegates at UNCSD Summit
From the Green Composites and Bio-fuels Lab at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi to the isolated southernmost continent of Antarctica and then to Northern India for developing community-based energy projects, Maitha Al Kaabi reflects the Emirati youth's strong commitment to sustainability and renewable energy.
A member of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program, Maitha Al Kaabi shared her experience of the 16-day journey to Antarctica and the UAE's commitment to tackling environmental challenges with delegates at the Rio+20 Summit organized by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. To be held from 20-22 June in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the event has gathered more than 50,000 participants from governments, companies and environmental and non-government groups to set new goals across seven core themes including food security, water and energy.
Speaking at the UAE Pavilion Theatre, Maitha Al Kaabi said: "The YFEL program at Masdar Institute is a true enabling agent for students and youth. YFEL gave me an opportunity to travel the world in pursuit of knowledge in sustainable energy and advanced technology. Today, I am proudly sharing my experience as a YFEL member with everyone including industry leaders and those propagating the sustainability cause. I am privileged to be part of the Rio+20 Summit, which seeks to raise awareness among decision-makers and corporate leaders on the need to remain sustainable."
YFEL offers participants exceptional and unmatched access to top global leaders, senior business executives and academics engaged in alternative energy and sustainability through events such as World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi and other major events held globally. It is mandated to educate, inspire and empower students and young professionals to become future leaders capable of solving the world's most pressing challenges in advanced energy and sustainability.
About Masdar Institute
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute) was established by the government of Abu Dhabi as a not-for-profit, private graduate university to develop indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi addressing issues of importance to the region.
In collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute has developed an academic and research platform that articulates its mission and vision according to critical energy and sustainability challenges.
An important characteristic of Masdar Institute is its focus on complex real-world problems that require a multidisciplinary approach for the development of solutions from an integrated technology, systems and policy perspective. This multi-interdisciplinary and integrated approach is supported by the structure of its academic programs and by the emphasis placed on engaging external partners from industry, government, and other academic institutions in collaborative activities.
Masdar Institute offers degrees in:
- MSc Engineering Systems and Management
- MSc Computing and Information Science
- MSc Materials Science and Engineering
- MSc Mechanical Engineering
- MSc Water and Environmental Engineering
- MSc Microsystems Engineering
- MSc Electrical Power Engineering
- MSc Chemical Engineering
Please visit our website http://www.masdar.ac.ae/
For more information contact:
Name: Bader Al Zarei
Public Affairs Department
Phone: +971 02 8109372
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