The activities of the third edition of the Qatar Youth Forum, which was organised by the Qatar Cultural And Heritage Events Centre under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, concluded on Wednesday.
Held under the patronage of His Excellency (H.E.) Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, the two-day forum aimed at enabling youth to exercise leadership and societal roles that help them achieve the goals of the Qatar Vision 2030 and promote dialogue and consultation between youth, officials in centers, committees, clubs, etc.
In addition, it provided the appropriate environment for young people to present their ideas and participate in the discussion of issues that concern them and find appropriate solutions for them, besides opening up new spaces for youth work, and discovering young talents in various fields.
During the forum's final day, seven members of the youth advisory committee were announced. Prior to the results of the elections of the youth advisory committee, a number of the committee's candidates presented their electoral programmes. The candidates outlined during a discussion session the various issues and challenges faced by young people from their point of view, and put forward a number of solutions to handle them if elected.
The closing ceremony also witnessed the announcement of the winners of a competition in the field of training and education of entrepreneurs.
During the forum, Qatar Fund for Development presented a review of the sustainable development goals as well as its role in achieving these goals aimed at promoting human development by focusing its projects and activities on the sectors of education, health and economic empowerment by limiting the spread of famine and contributing to the eradication of poverty.
The third Qatar Youth Forum also witnessed the inauguration of a new center called the Al Majd Centre for girls to join more than 20 youth centers functioning under the Ministry of Culture and Sports. It also launched a smart app.
The forum featured an array of activities that focuses on enhancing communication and dialogue between Qatari Youth and field experts. The activities lend an opportunity for direct interaction, expression and discussion on current important issues.
33 pavilions participated in the forum, including 22 youth centres, 5 cultural centres, and the youth advisory committee of H.E. the Minister of Culture and Sports, as well as 9 partners by centres and educational bodies working in the youth field. It held interactive workshops and training sessions, as 20 workshops attracted more than 500 youths.
Cover image credit: QFBA | Northumbria University
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