ICBA Youth Engagement Society

  • ICBA Youth Engagement Society

The ICBA Youth Engagement Society (ICBA YES) is an initiative to facilitate communication and collaboration between young people in the UAE and their peers in other countries. The main goal is to address local and global challenges related to food security and agricultural production in marginal environments and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

ICBA YES is designed to serve as a platform for best practices, innovative solutions, and technologies. It adopts a strategic framework that is based on four pillars: inspiration, communication, biodiversity, and agripreneurship. These pillars support finding innovative solutions to food security and other challenges in marginal environments through youth's collaboration with various stakeholders, including farmers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.


To establish a global Youth Engagement Society to be a catalyst for innovative solutions to global food security, agricultural productivity, and sustainability in marginal environments.


To INSPIRE youth to CONNECT locally and internationally to make an innovative impact focusing on BIODIVERSITY and AGRIPRUNERSHIP.


  • Raise awareness about ICBA's research areas.
  • Engage and empower youth to think of innovative solutions related to marginal environments and food security challenges, supporting a number of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Facilitate and support youth engagement in scientific research and development.

Engage youth in relevant capacity development.

INSPIREInform youth of challenges related to food security in marginal environments and inspire them to actAwareness programs/educational sessions organized by ICBA YES to attract students to agricultural research and development
CONNECTConnect youth with relevant stakeholders, including farmers, markets, entrepreneurs, policymakers, etc., to make a practical changeEvents and conferences (virtual or in-person) 
Student clubs 
BIODIVERSITYPromote biodiversity to sustain agricultural and food security ecosystemsResearch and Development 
Best practices
AGRIPRENEURSHIPDevelop and sustain agribusinesses with tools, capacity development, and opportunitiesTraining and upscaling  
Innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture