The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) will participate, on Thursday, in the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF), which is set to be organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), at Khalifa Park from 9-18 November, 2017. The festival will be held under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. More than 1,000 of higher education students volunteered to help in presenting the festival, including ADSF alumni who will deliver workshops and shows in an engaging and distinctive manner.
The participation of the authority comes within its efforts to contribute to developing the skills of young generation and providing them with all necessary means to enhance their march towards success and excellence, in both scientific and practical sectors. It also reflects ADFCA's vision aims at exerting all efforts to develop and prepare the coming generations to join the scientific and technical education, due to the increased demand for these fields in the local labor market.
In this regard, ADFCA's Spokesperson, Thamer Al Qasemi, said: "The authority's participation reflects its commitment to the directives of the leadership pertaining to supporting young generation and encouraging them to learn and innovate. We participate in the festival with strong belief that the event would become instrumental in empowering the youth in the UAE society and encouraging them to keep pace with the world's developments in the areas of science and knowledge. It also shows ADFCA's commitment to support all endeavors aim at creating national cadres capable of achieving a civilized renaissance, as well as increasing the knowledge economy in the country."
He added that ADFCA's participation in ADSF will include the organisation of a number of activities and workshops throughout the days of the festival. He noted that these activities aim at educating the children and their parents about the best practices to deal with food.
Al Qasemi added: " ADFCA's activities in the festival will include a workshop entitled "Little Analyst", which designed to enable participants to live the experience of laboratory analysis. During this workshop, the authority will take the participants to have a look at the laboratory tools and ways to use them in the analysis process. The workshop will introduce the visitors to safety measures that must be taken to protect the analyst as well as the importance of veterinary laboratories on preserving human and animal health through detecting and eradicating common diseases between animal and humans."
"Awareness brochures and leaflets will be distributed during the festival. ADFCA will distribute many gifts to motivate children to participate in such valuable activities," Al Qasemi stated.
Since its inception in 2005, ADFCA has backed all scientific and knowledge forums at all levels. The authority spared no effort to support the knowledge and innovation sectors. It also continuously participates in local and international exhibitions addressing important issues such as food, agriculture and technology used in developing the institutional work and community service.