The Mercury

Emirati women in good space


ABU DHABI: Emirati women make up 45% of the UAE’s space sector workforce, which reaffirms the government’s commitment to encourage a more diverse career path for Emirati women, said Dr Mohamed Nasser al-Ahbabi, director-general of the Emirates Space Agency.

Speaking to Emirates News Agency WAM on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, which is observed on August 28, Ahbabi said that Emirati women also had a “strong presence” in the global space sector, were involved in the manufactur­ing of satellites and were contributi­ng to research developmen­ts in the field – one of which is gaining global interest due to its mission to serve humanity and the future of the world. He said Emirati women were active in the UAE’s space programme.

| Sputnik

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