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NEP Alumni learn about design thinking for innovation from Duncan Wardle in the Knowledge Seminar Series

NEP Limelight

12 Dec 2022

Our NEP Alumni and current cohort have been busy! Check out what they’ve been up to below.

December 2, 2021

  • NEP 2.0 Alumnus Khalifa Al Qama, Director of Dubai Future Labs, is profiled in 50U, a book that celebrates 50 years of the UAE through 50 portraits of people, plants, and places. Listed as “The Tech Leader”, Khalifa discusses how technology creates new opportunities to support a flourishing society.

September 19, 2022

  • NEP 2.0 Fellow Omar Al Braiki is named an Emerging Climate Leadership Fellow at Yale University, USA: “I am pleased to be selected to participate in the first edition of the Climate Leaders Fellowship Program, and to contribute to strengthening the UAE’s leadership role in the climate arena. I look forward to working diligently with my new colleagues to develop solutions to global climate change.”

October 5, 2022

  • NEP 1.0 Fellow Mariam AlMeraikhi moderates Duncan Wardle’s Knowledge Seminar Series session on “Embedding a Culture of Innovation into Everyone’s DNA.” The activity-filled session for NEP Alumni “makes creativity tangible, innovation easy, and the process enjoyable.”

November 2022

  • NEP 1.0 Fellow Abdulla Al Remeithi secured 1 million AED in funding from Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Department of Energy for his project tracking UAE residents’ environmental footprint, “UAE Environmental Identity.”

November 9, 2022

  • NEP 1.0 Fellow Hadif Zamzam moderates the NEP 3.0 Speaker Series session with Margaux Constantin of McKinsey on “The Consultant-Leader Relationship.”

November 14, 2022

November 24, 2022

  • NEP 1.0 Alumnus Mohamed Al Sharhan moderates a lecture with University College London economist Mariana Mazzucato at Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. Fourteen NEP Alumni and participants attended the talk, titled “Directing Economic Growth: A Moonshot Approach.”
    • NEP 1.0 Fellow Aisha Harib, and alumni Shaikha AlKhayyat and Salwa Fadhel
    • NEP 2.0 Fellow Nouf Al Hamly and alumni Kalthoom Ali, Taif Al Amiri, Hajer Madhi, and Moammar Al Marzooqi
    • NEP 3.0 participants Fatima Al-Ali, Waheeda Alhadhrami, Abdulla Alhaidan, Saood Al Noori, Hamad Al Shehhi, and Dr. Abdulla Al Shimmari

December 5, 2022

  • NEP 3.0 participant Abdulla Alshehhi participated in the Abu Dhabi Space Debate, a platform for global leaders to discuss the important challenges defining the future of space.