Youth 4 Sustainability
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S), a Masdar initiative, invests in and actively supports the development of our most valuable asset, our young people, with the objective of enabling them to become the sustainability leaders of tomorrow.
Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s national strategy, Y4S has introduced a series of programs focused on students and young entrepreneurs. These include the Sustainability Ambassadors (SA) and Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) programs.
We believe youth have numerous untapped capabilities that need to be leveraged to enable young people to lead the sustainable development of the UAE.
To engage 50,000 young people worldwide by 2030
To prepare the next generation of sustainability leaders to accelerate sustainable development by combining training with real-world experience
- To reinforce Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) as the leading international platform in the region dedicated to engaging young people in sustainability
- To raise awareness of the importance of sustainability locally and internationally – including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
- To cultivate talent through tailored workshops and interactive experiences
- To enable young people to identify and embrace business opportunities through real-world experiences