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Emirates Foundation for Youth Development
|English / Arabic|
|Abdullah bin Zayed|
|Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan|
|Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mohammed Hassan Omran|
|Affiliations||Shell Foundation, OECD Development Center|
Emirates Foundation (EF) was launched in April 2005 as an initiative from General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. It is chaired by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2012, Emirates Foundation was re-launched under the name “Emirates Foundation for Youth Development”.
The Foundation works in three key areas: social inclusion – looking at some of the challenges facing young people; community engagement – encouraging youth to participate in a voluntary capacity in the civil society; and leadership and empowerment – helping to build young people’s ‘soft skills and prepare them for the work place.
Successful initiatives of Emirates Foundation to date include its Takatof volunteering programme, the Kafa’at initiative preparing youth for private sector employment and the SANID emergency relief volunteer program.
Emirates Foundation is an active member of the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and the OECD’s global network of foundations, NetFWD.