As the UAE embarks on its next 50 years, there is an opportunity to further empower youth and formalize their role in designing and leading the future in the entities they work in. The Youth Empowerment Manual presents a robust, holistic and practical Youth Empowerment Framework to drive a measurable youth empowerment agenda in the UAE’s federal entities. This is a first of its kind initiative in the world.
The Framework

At the core of this framework, sit six pillars of youth empowerment. Entities should drive initiatives and behaviors across these six areas to create an environment for youth to thrive. All pillars are critical in unlocking the boundless value that can be generated by youth. They work hand in hand to collectively foster the desired environment and should therefore all be assessed and treated as priorities

The Youth Empowerment Manual aims to instill youth empowerment within the culture of federal entities and beyond for long lasting impact on youth’s potential and future. The Youth Empowerment Index will allow us to quantify, measure and monitor youth empowerment and support the continuous improvement of the government’s achievements in this space. We want to ensure accountability, learning and development for youth, and nurture an environment in which they will thrive in leading the future of their entities

Maturity Level Of Entity

  • 100%

    Leading

    Youth empowerment efforts are strong, and youth are responding positively
  • 80%

    Competitive

    Youth empowerment efforts are strong, and youth are responding positively
  • 60%

    Maturing

    Youth empowerment efforts have been materialized and are starting to show results
  • 40%

    Developing

    Youth empowerment efforts are in the process of being materialized
  • 20%

    Basic

    Youth empowerment efforts have been materialized and are starting to show results

Maturity level of youth empowerment index scores by pillar

Empowerment Pillar Weights & Scores

Voice

/20%

Recognition

/15%

Purpose

/10%

Guidance

/15%

Development

/20%

Opportunity

/20%

62 Entity KPIs

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59 Youth KPIs

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121 Total KPIs

The Youth Empowerment Manual aims to instill youth empowerment within the culture of federal entities and beyond for long lasting impact on youth’s potential and future. The Youth Empowerment Index will allow us to quantify, measure and monitor youth empowerment and support the continuous improvement of the government’s achievements in this space. We want to ensure accountability, learning and development for youth, and nurture an environment in which they will thrive in leading the future of their entities.
The Youth Survey has been developed in a manner that allows us to capture the way youth currently feel within their entity across the different components of youth empowerment. This survey will be launched centrally on an annual basis to youth across all UAE federal entities.
This model has been developed  with the support of youth and leaders from various federal entities in order to be relevant and provide tangible recommendations for advancement. The leadership of the UAE are calling upon all federal entities to champion this agenda, take action and create further success stories for our incredible youth. You can download the manual, youth survey and entity submission form below.