Young City Makers
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, launched the Young City Makers Championship in 2017, , which focuses on involving a group of young students from various universities, schools and educational institutions across the emirate to support the design of government services.
The initiative aims to involve young people in proposing, redesigning, and evaluating digital government services that are currently provided by government entities in Dubai. It requires the team of students to propose a project idea to improve a service under an innovative framework. The idea of the project is to contribute mainly to the happiness of people using pioneering and unprecedented methods and techniques. The proposed project idea can address the issue of how the service is provided, staff skills and / or techniques and / or partnerships with other sectors, among others, and looks into existing and future services. Teams are formed with participants from different schools cross the Emirate, and the winning teams receive a cash prize of AED 30,000 at the Hamdan Hub event.