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  1. Challenge announcement

  2. Online submissions open on 1 September

  3. Challenge finalists announced on 25 October

  4. Challenge presentations to be presented at Young ADIPEC stand on 5 November
    Winners and runners-up will be announced at the end of the day on 5 November

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants must be a high school students ( grades 11 & 12) resident of the UAE.
  • A participant can be part of only one team.
  • Team members should be four maximum.
  • Individual participation is allowed.


  • 2 minutes video along with 2 pages of supporting documents
  • To showcase the issue and solution
  • Importance of methane reduction
  • Student's idea
  • What inspired the idea
  • Will the idea improve any already existing innovations?

Prizes & Awards

The winners of the challenge will receive prizes and certificates:


Jury Committee

Jury Committee
Dr. Ioannis Zuburtikudis
Dr. Ioannis Zuburtikudis
Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department Abu Dhabi University
Prof. Omar Chaalal
Prof. Omar Chaalal
Professor of Chemical Engineering Abu Dhabi University
Dr. Sharul Dol
Dr. Sharul Dol
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Dean for Research and Innovation Abu Dhabi University

Hear from our experts

ufi-member 1

It's always a pleasure to come and see this great annual event which demonstrates the importance of the UAE – the people in this field, in the petrochemical field, in the oil field. I like to come here to see and to thank ADNOCs emphasis on the youth. To show them the opportunities available for them in the future so they enroll in petrochemicals.

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence United Arab Emirates

ufi-member 1

The future leaders are the wealth of the nation. It’s not the oil, it’s not the gas, it’s the human capital. We are bidding on them to be positive contributors to solving future energy problems. With them the idea starts and… from them the solution will come.

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure United Arab Emirates


About Young ADIPEC

ADIPEC 2024 will feature the 12th edition of the Young ADIPEC programme, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and fully supported by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). This initiative aims to inspire the next generation of energy leaders by fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, encouraging young minds to unite around a shared mission for a sustainable energy future.

  • Ambassador Connect
  • School Connect
  • Industry Connect
  • Youth Talks
  • Experimental & Edutainment Hub
  • University Connect
  • Methane Mitigation - Competition 4 Youth

Field Trips

Recognising the benefits of learning through doing, participants will be taken to real-world energy field sites, training and innovation centres, energy workshop facilities and manufacturing plants.

These field trips will provide hands-on experience for students to further understand what it means to choose a career in the energy sector. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the different services and technologies in the industry while observing and engaging with industry professionals, witnessing energy systems in action and expanding their knowledge and understanding of the practical applications of their studies.

Ambassador Connect

This four-day programme during ADIPEC provides an opportunity for former participants of the Young ADIPEC programme to inspire current participants and to guide them to various energy career paths by sharing their experiences and the knowledge gained by joining the Young ADIPEC Youth Talks.

Young ADIPEC works with schools and universities to embed alumni engagement in school communities and the lives of the students, to create connections that are sustainable and accessible.

School Connect

School Connect, which takes places from May to October, aims to bridge the gap between classrooms and the energy industry, broadening the future talent pool for the energy industry and inspiring the next generation of energy leaders.

During the academic year, the School Connect team will run a series of hands-on workshops around STEM topics at select schools in the UAE, which will be delivered in partnership with Khalifa University. The interactive and inspiring learning experiences will cover themes from sustainability to innovation.

Industry Connect

This initiative will provide undergraduate students with first-hand experience in the energy industry through two-week internship experiences at energy companies in the UAE over the winter and summer breaks. This will provide students a unique opportunity to explore the industry and all that it has to offer, as well as gain valuable experience from industry professionals.


Meaning ‘to support’ in Arabic, Young ADIPEC’s SANED programme offers volunteering opportunities at ADIPEC 2024, designed to help university students and young professionals gain valuable experience, develop new skills and build their networks within the energy industry during ADIPEC 2024.

The volunteering opportunities range from moderating sessions and coordinating the Youth Talks to supervising volunteers and conducting Young ADIPEC exhibition tours.

Youth Talks

Youth Talks offer a forum for the next generation of energy professionals to connect with leaders and experts from the industry at ADIPEC, the world’s largest energy exhibition and conference. The series of sessions also offers the industry a unique opportunity to connect with, engage and empower today’s youth.

Youth Talks builds on ADIPEC’s mission to serve as an inclusive platform and provide a more powerful voice and global stage for the entire energy community, with a view to inspiring the next generation to play a bigger role in addressing critical energy challenges and supporting the energy transition.

Experimental & Edutainment Hub

The Experiential & Edutainment Hub is an on-site learning platform designed to win the hearts and minds of today’s youth and highlight the wealth and diversity of career opportunities in the energy industry.

The Hub offers eight engaging educational zones for students within the framework of STEM education and is positioned in Hall 14 at ADIPEC, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre from 4-7 November 2024.

University Connect

Through this initiative, students from universities across the UAE will have the opportunity to participate in ADIPEC’s Innovation Sessions and sessions in the Youth Innovation Zone, which showcases innovative energy-related research being done by university students.

University Connect aims to connect the UAE’s young innovators with industry leaders over the four days of ADIPEC. These connections are intended to give students a glimpse of potential career opportunities within the energy industry. The initiative also empowers students to exchange opinions and ideas, meet young energy professionals and connect with senior representatives from the industry.

Methane Mitigation - Competition 4 Youth

The Methane Mitigation Competition is an exciting opportunity for high school students to showcase their innovative ideas to reduce methane emissions, empowering them to actively participate in climate action and contribute to a sustainable future.

Aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the competition is open to students from schools across the UAE. After a robust judging process, finalists will present their solutions at ADIPEC on 5 November.

Students are encouraged to get out of their comfort zones, leverage their critical thinking skills, engage with their communities and embrace their social and environmental responsibilities.

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