FILE - Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and Housing, Utilities and Urban Development Minister Moustafa Madbouli
CAIRO - 2 December 2018: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli held a meeting on Sunday, December 2 with the ministers to follow up the implementation of the tasks of the World Youth Forum.
Madbouli has clarified in the previous convention that president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has commissioned the National Academy for Training and Rehabilitation of Youth with setting executive mechanisms for training the African youth in the economic, political and social levels.
This comes as part of the presidential program launched to train the African youth for leadership. Madbouli referred that the national academy's program is one of the mechanisms to restore Egypt’s soft power in Africa.
A number of events are scheduled to be organized in conjunction with Egypt’s presidency of the African Union in the next year.
In this context, the officials of the ministries of foreign Affairs and planning as well as officials of the national academy were charged to develop a full picture of the training programs.
The second annual edition of the WYF tackled two main axes: peace and development. The forum brought together more than 3,000 youths represented by 60 delegations from across the world to explore key issues facing their generation and determine their role in implementing the global development goals and in facing terrorism.
The first axis discussed reconstructing post-conflict countries and societies, the role of world leaders in achieving peace, the duty of the international community to provide humanitarian assistance and counter-terrorism, and the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
The axis of development included topics related to energy and water security, empowerment of people with disabilities, the role of voluntary work in building societies, the agenda of 2063 African Sustainable Development, digital citizenship, the role of art and cinema in shaping communities, ways to build future leaders, and means of shrinking the gender gap in the work force.
An Arab-African Summit Simulation Model was held on the sidelines of the forum, as was recommended during the African Union Simulation Model held in May 2018 as part of the activation of the 2017 World Youth Forum's recommendations.
The first edition of the World Youth Forum was launched from Nov. 4-10, 2017 in Sharm El-Sheikh. It was attended by 3,200 participants from 113 countries. The forum was a platform for 222 speakers from 64 countries with expertise in various fields, gathered in 46 sessions.
In the 2017 edition, the participating leaders and experts discussed various international and regional issues, including the crises of migration and refugees, democracy and human rights, African stability and development, and globalization and cultural identity, as well as technology and social media and their impact on the population.
In July 2017, the president announced organizing the WYF in Sharm El-Sheikh during the fourth National Youth Conference in Alexandria.