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Masdar Institute’s YFEL Program on the field of advanced energy for Abu Dhabi

Middle East Project Management Service International Training

Starting on August 18th, 2014, 13 participants from Abu Dhabi attended on the 10-day Study Tour in Japan on the field of advanced energy organized and arranged by JICE. This study tour is focused on providing knowledge on Japanese cutting-edge advanced energy technology and researches, and on deepening understanding on Japanese culture, nature and history in order for the participants from members of Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) which is managed and led by Masdar Institute (MI).

JICE has implemented the internship program inviting students from MI since 2012. This Study Tour, one of the activities of YFEL for human resources development on a next generation of leaders, is supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). On this first oversea’s study tour for YFEL, the participants had Japanese language course, cultural experience, site-visit on private companies developing cutting-edge advanced energy researches and business, and universities seeking alternative and renewable energy in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima. In the end of this program, JICE held a closing ceremony, and 40 people, including Mr. Khaled Omran Al Ameri, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of UAE in Japan, Dr. Mikiyasu Nakayama, Professor of The University of Tokyo, Dr. Yoshiaki Nakano, Professor of The University of Tokyo and members from accepting organization of this program, participated. Ms. Zainab Al Ali, leader of the participants, commented that all participants deepened understanding of advanced energy knowledge, energy-saving technologies, and Japanese culture and history, and they would like to contribute further to the friendly-relation between two countries.

Through experience on this program, the participants are expected to contribute to keep the friendly relationship between UAE and Japan.

Space-based solar power lab at Kyoto University
SPERA Hydrogen Plant
Courtesy visit on Senior Vice-Minister, Mr. Kazuyoshi Akaba, METI
Closing Ceremony:
Ms. Sachiko Yamano, President of JICE (Front row 4th from the left), Ms. Zainab Al Ali, Leader of the participants, Dr. Mikiyasu Nakayama(Back row 7th from the left) , Professor of The University of Tokyo,Mr. Khaled Omran Al Ameri, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of UAE (Back row 8th from the left) and Dr. Yoshiaki Nakano, Professor of The University of Tokyo (Back row 8th from the right), and related members of this program

Mai Isomura(Ms)
Overseas Cooperation Division
International Training Department