In the presence of HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and HE Ali Al Ketbi, Chairman of Department of Government Support in Abu Dhabi, Ministry of Culture and Youth signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi School of Government to launch a Cultural and Creative Industries Training Programme, based on which the creative community in the UAE will receive international training programmes geared towards creative and talented university students and youth.
This opportunity offers them the necessary skills and core competencies required to implement strategic goals of the UAE, contribute to the development of the cultural and creative industries and to create an ecosystem for future leaders to thrive. The new partnership will provide opportunity to creatives to benefit from a wide range of training courses and online programmes offered by some of the best universities and educational institutions around the world.
The agreement was signed virtually by His Excellency Mubarak Al Nakhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and Dr. Nama Salmeen Alameri, Dean at Abu Dhabi School of Government. Al Nakhi affirmed that this strategic partnership provides a unique opportunity to acquire more experience, skills and knowledge in the creative and cultural fields and open new avenues for individuals in the cultural and creative industries sector. This partnership will add to the UAE’s keenness to invest in the cultural sector, especially as a result of the global health pandemic.
This strategic partnership provides a unique opportunity to acquire more experience, skills and knowledge in the creative and cultural fields and open new avenues for individuals in the cultural and creative industries sectorMubarak Al Nakhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Youth
“The agreement with Abu Dhabi School of Government comes as part of our constant endeavor to highlight our knowledge partnerships that guarantee support to the creative community by upgrading their skillset and making them more efficient and productive through the many training courses available online,” said Al Nakhi. “We are continuously working on our strategic plans aimed at empowering youth, supporting their skills, and enabling sustainable digital education from professionals in the field by designing training content that will stimulate and develop the creative ecosystem in a way that enhances the competitiveness of our talents and creators globally.”
Al Nakhi further indicated that the new agreement will enable talented indivduals to develop their passion by obtaining high-level training certificates from the most prestigious universities and international institutes.
Dr. Nama Salmeen Alameri added, "Our partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Youth comes from confidence in the capabilities of our youth and their eagerness to keep up with global changes in all sectors to achieve the aspirations of our leadership and build a bright future that is in line with the sustainable development of the UAE. Abu Dhabi School of Government is keen to harness all educational programmes to serve a larger segment of youth and provide a stimulating environment for knowledge exchange and continuous learning. Through this partnership, Abu Dhabi School of Government will provide all educational possibilities and platforms to hone the skills of youth, which will enable them to keep up with global changes in the workplace resulting from rapid development of advanced technology, and will provide an ideal opportunity to renew and develop future skills in line with changing business requirements.”
Our partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Youth comes from confidence in the capabilities of our youth and their eagerness to keep up with global changes in all sectorsDr. Nama Salmeen Alameri, Dean at Abu Dhabi School of Government
Ministry of Culture and Youth and Abu Dhabi School of Government created a programme dedicated to the cultural sector in the areas of art and design, journalism and media, self-development, entrepreneurship, music, videogames, and computer science from international universities such as Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Melbourne, Michigan State University, University of Chicago, University of Washington, and University of Pennsylvania, among others. Employees working in cultural and creative fields, university students and interested youth from different fabrics of society can register for training courses by visiting the following link: https://www.mckd.gov.ae/en/abu-dhabi-academy/.