Abu Dhabi Department of Energy participates in 8th Edition of Education Interface Exhibition and Middle East Youth Conference 2022

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Abu Dhabi, May 26, 2022: The
Department of Energy Abu Dhabi (DoE) is participating in the 8th
edition of the Education Interface Exhibition and the Middle East Youth
Conference 2022 in a bid to showcase integration of the education and energy
sectors. DoE believes in the role of education in establishing a sustainable
future and empowering youth in line with the UAE’s vision to build a knowledge-based
economy that is globally competitive and supporting innovation and creativity
to develop an effective model for sustainable development.

The event is being held under the patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Interior, and takes place under the theme ‘50 Years of Education
Empowerment’.

His Excellency Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, delivered a
keynote speech at the opening of the exhibition and stressed the importance of
the event for focusing on education in building human resources and fostering
innovation. This would help bring about positive changes in the future of the
country and support its efforts towards an all-round sustainable development in
the next 50 years. He emphasised the importance of energy transition to bolster
the country’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2050.

His Excellency said: “Education and
knowledge development are priorities for our wise leadership. The UAE regards
these as the pillars of human development which will help forge a future on the
sound foundation of science. Here, we remember the words of His Highness Sheikh
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, who is leading the UAE’s
efforts to realise the nation’s vision for the next 50 years based on
investment in education. Education will help our country establish a firm
footing in the post-oil era and create a knowledge-based economy. Both
education and energy are the bedrock for building a sustainable society and looking
ahead with a scientific outlook to the future.”

The DoE pavilion at the exhibition showcases
its various efforts in promoting energy efficiency while encouraging water and
electricity conservation. DoE is presenting interactive educational activities
aimed at raising awareness about the importance of energy. It also focuses on
the need to change consumption behaviours to conserve natural resources from
wastage, mobilise environment conservation, and mitigate climate change.

His Excellency also referred to the
partnership between DoE and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge,
and the Ministry of Education, to review the primary education curriculum and
enhance it with materials about energy, environment and sustainability. The
curriculum will also raise awareness about rationalising energy consumption. It
will be updated with additional materials to include the UAE’s values of exceptional
leadership,
positive citizenship and integrated faith.