Participants in the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership visited on Friday the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara to learn about the ancient Pharaonic civilization.
CAIRO - 5 June 2021: The participants in the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership visited on Friday the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara to learn about the ancient Pharaonic civilization.
The delegation was accompanied by Hassan Ghazali, General Coordinator of the Nasser Leadership Fellowship, and a group of officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
This visit came on the 4th day of the Nasser Fellowship Program themed “South-South Cooperation”. This fellowship is organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports -chaired by Dr Ashraf Sobhi- in cooperation with the National Training Academy, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other national institutions, under the auspices of His Excellency President of the Arab Republic of Egypt/Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. It is scheduled to last until 15 June. The Nasser Program hosts distinguished young leaders from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Director General of Saqqara Antiquities, Dr Sabri Farag, received the participating delegations and gave them a tour in the Giza Pyramid Complex, where they listened to a detailed explanation about the history of this complex and the construction of its pyramids, and took several group photos and bought a set of souvenirs. The Nasser Fellowship team was pleased to visit one of the ancient wonders of the world and learn about Egypt’s treasures and great civilization.
Hassan Ghazali, Coordinator General of the Nasser Fellowship, said: “The Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership builds on Egypt’s ongoing efforts -following its chairmanship of the African Union for the year 2019- to strengthen the African youth role by providing them with all forms of support, habilitation and training, in addition to empowering them to occupy leadership positions, in order to capitalize on their capacities and insights. It is also one of the executive mechanisms of the following: Egypt Vision 2030 -10 principles of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization -Africa Agenda 2063 -Sustainable Development Goals 2030 -South - South Cooperation -African Union Roadmap on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth -African Youth Charter.”
The Nasser International Leadership Fellowship aims to popularize Egypt’s longstanding experience in national institution-building, create a new generation of young transformational leaders -whose vision aligns with the directions of the Egyptian presidency- in various countries, and connect the most influential young leaders through the necessary training, skills enhancement and application of strategic visions, added Ghazali.
He also explained that the Nasser Fellowship Second Edition had extended to include youth leaders from Asia and Latin America in addition to Africa. 100 young leaders from the three continents were selected to participate in the Nasser International Fellowship. The “Nasser” target group consists of decision-makers from the public sector, AUYVC Graduates, executive leaders from the private sector, civil society actors, heads of national youth councils, members of local councils, young party leaders, University faculty members, researchers in strategic and intellectual research centres, members of trade unions, journalists and media professionals, and social entrepreneurs.
The Nasser Leadership Fellowship -1st Cohort was launched in June 2019 under the auspices of Prime Minister Dr Mostafa Madbouly, targeting young African executive leaders from different professional disciplines within their own communities, with the objective of popularizing Egypt’s development experience in institution/national character building.