Youth Circles is an Emirati initiative under UAE Minister of Youth Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazrui and the Emirates Youth Council. It is a dialogue-based platform for youth from various backgrounds to identify critical challenges and come up with creative and practical solutions for a better world.
As a student intern at the office of the UAE Minister of Youth, I thought it would be a great idea to take the concept to my home country and to engage Russian youth in a similar way. So, I flew to Saint Petersburg to organize the first international Youth Circle and to facilitate multicultural dialogue between the UAE and Russia. Emirati and Russian youth had a chance to gather under one common cause — entrepreneurship — and to meet with investors from Mubadala and the Russian National Wealth Fund.