Masdar Institute nurtures UAE’s Culture of Research and Development with Green Career Fair

ABU DHABI, 4th February, 2015 (WAM) — The third Green Career Fair hosted by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology wrapped up with strong interest from local and international industries in the UAE’s new high-tech engineering graduates, revealing the growing value of the renewable energy and aanced technology sectors targeted by the UAE leadership.

Through this third Green Career Fair, Masdar Institute says it has demonstrated its continuing commitment to providing the high-value human capital needed for the UAE’s knowledge-economy transformation, as well as the increasing interest of local and international industry in its fresh engineering and science graduates.

“We are an environmental agency and it’s difficult to find people with environmental science or chemical engineering backgrounds. This career fair’s sustainability focus helps us to find such qualified people,” said Ayesha Al Nahdi from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).

The EAD was one of nine major players in green sectors featured at the fair, giving the UAE’s new renewable energy and alternative technology graduates the opportunity to display their potential as future employees.

A number of industries involved in sustainability were invited to make presentations regarding job opportunities and graduate programmes so that participants were aware of their career options.

An expert from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy provided an invaluable insider’s view of how the electricity sector in the UAE will be changing in the coming years to incorporate new smart and renewable technologies.

Faisal Ali Rashid, Director of Demand Side Management at Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, gave a presentation on ‘Demand Side Management 2030: Strategy and Implementation,’ which is part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and has a goal of reducing energy demand by 30% by 2030.

Another guest at the fair who shared information on green opportunities in the UAE’s was Ivano Iannelli, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence.

The Masdar Institute has said that the hosting of Green Career Fair showed its continuing dedication to the development of human capital in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, and its promotion of careers in sustainable technology and aanced technology sectors. With 2015 declared to be the Year of Innovation by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, next year’s fair can only expect to see even greater growth and excitement in the country’s innovative green sectors.