Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) Program

The Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) is a year-long program that connects university students and young professionals with global business leaders, policymakers, and technology pioneers, to help them learn the latest sustainability best practices. The program provides core knowledge, skills training, genuine work experience and networking skills through events that take place over a 12-month period. Each cycle begins at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the region’s largest sustainability gathering, held each January in Abu Dhabi.

Through this unique programme, students learn about the future outlook of the sustainability agenda, and better understand how to positively contribute to the implementation of global sustainable development goals.

Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) Members Selection Criteria:

  • Aged between 19 and 35 years
  • Open to both UAE national and international students & young professionals
  • Hold an undergraduate degree, or be pursuing one, at an accredited institution (open to all majors)
  • Reliability and ability to dedicate time to complete the year-long program
  • An ability to coordinate, manage tasks and work under pressure.
  • Complete the online application and submit one-minute video explaining why he/she is the best candidate for the program.
  • Submit a statement demonstrating the applicant’s interest in sustainability-related fields (applicant must possess a genuine interest for sustainability, environment, technology, energy and skills)

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) Members:

  • Commit to the year-long program and activities
    • 36% to Skillup online learning
    • 17% to Virtual Series attendance and participation
    • 17% to attendance of events and forums (such as Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week etc.)
    • 30% to Innovation Lab participation (through Ecothon Innovation Challenge)
  • Promote the FSL program through your social network (when applicable)
  • An ability to coordinate, manage tasks and work under pressure.

 

Nomination Process:

The application for the Future Sustainability Leaders program will open in September 2021. If you require any further information, please email y4s@masdar.ae.