CAIRO - 10 December 2019: The agenda of the 3rd edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF) taking place in Sharm El Sheikh on December 14-17 was released on Tuesday indicating that the conference will consist of 16 panels discussions.
There are seven sessions on technology, three sessions on the Mediterranean, two sessions on Africa, one session on women, one session on climate change, one session on peace and security, and one session on arts. The following are the details, the date and time of each panel discussion.
The Effects of Climate Change on Humanity: Impacts & Solutions
The session showcases the repercussions of climate change embodied in climate refugees, and negative impact on marine biodiversity, agriculture, and food security. Panelists will also discuss the role of governments and international organizations in dealing with the crisis. The session will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Prospects of Sustainable Development in Africa: Opportunities & Challenges
The session displays opportunities to accomplish continental integration projects, and the impediments facing that goal. Panelists will also tackle challenges to development in Africa, development and post-conflict reconstruction, and Africa youth empowerment mechanisms to achieve sustainable development on the continent. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m.
Food Security in Africa: How Do We Achieve the 2nd Goal of the Sustainable Development Goals
The session discusses food security as a cornerstone for sustainable economic growth shedding light on nutritional behavior, obstacles crippling accomplishment of food security, nutrition improvement, reinforcement of sustainable agriculture, and implications of conflicts, climate change and water scarcity on food security. The session will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Creative Works: Challenges in the Age of Digital Technology
The session focuses on the protection of intellectual property, and the use of technology to enrich creative work such as Video On Demand (VOD), virtual reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR). The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.
International Peace & Security: Current Challenges
The session tackles the role of regional and international organizations to maintain international peace and security through conflict prevention efforts, nuclear disarmament, and reinforcement of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The session will also discuss terrorism and armed conflict. The session will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Mediterranean Cooperation in the Energy Sector
The session displays the aspects of cooperation among Mediterranean countries such as natural gas drilling, transportation and storage, electricity linkage between states, renewable energy, and sustainability in the energy sector. The session will also tackle financing energy infrastructure, and transfer of expertise and technology. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m.
Governmental Institutional Excellence & Digital Transformation
The session explains the concept of digital transformation and its role in accomplishing institutional excellence, and the phases of each of them. The session will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence & Humans: Who is in Control?
The session explains the role of artificial intelligence applications in changing the modern lifestyle, the challenges pertinent to which, and speculations about its evolution. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Women & the Right to Development
The session focuses on raising awareness on the importance of women empowerment on the economic, social and political scales. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m.
Blockchain: A Revolution in the Digital World
The session displays the impact of blockchain on digital technology, its uses in the economic realm, limitations, the dangers of illegal activity through blockchain, and how to maximize the positive side of blockchain. The session will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m.
The Role of Arts in the Human Space
The session examines the use of arts as a means to promote moderate ideas, combat extremism, preserve the identity along with spreading openness, and raise the values of citizenship, democracy, and accepting the Other. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m..
Mediterranean Countries: Ancient Civilizations & Common History
The session underlines the strategic importance of the Mediterranean, the common history of its peoples, its civilizations, and the preservation of its legacy. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Fostering Mediterranean Regional Cooperation in Addressing Common Challenges
The session discusses mechanisms to combat illegal migration, and foster dialogue aimed at identifying cooperation opportunities. The session will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m.
How to stay safe in the Digital World?
The session explains the concept of cybersecurity, ways to protect the user’s privacy, and the socio-economic impact of disinformation on social media. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.
How Do We Prepare for a Fourth Industrial Revolution?
The session explains the concept of the fourth industrial revolution shedding light on its forms, drives, advantages, disadvantages, its impact on different life aspects, and its role in achieving sustainable development. The session will also discuss ways to promote the skills necessary to cope with the fourth industrial revolution in developing countries. The session will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Combating Extremism & Hate Speech on Digital Platforms
The session examines ways to combat hate speech and violence incitement on social media as well as suggested policies to eliminate electronic bullying and discriminatory practices. The session will be held on Monday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m.
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