World Youth Forum launches a large package of development initiatives and projects
The World Youth Forum has launched a package of development initiatives and projects in response to current international changes and global crises. The proceeds of sponsorship rights allocated for the 5th edition of the World Youth Forum will be directed towards these initiatives, which include: supporting entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises, qualifying youth for the labor market, addressing food security, providing mental health support, empowering refugees and migrants, and creating a platform for volunteers. These initiatives will be carried out in cooperation with various international and local institutions and organizations, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization, and the International Organization for Migration, Save the Children, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Arab Voluntary Union, the Federation of Egyptian Industries,Ebda initiative, the National Alliance for Civil Development Work, Haya Karima Foundation and Entlaq company
About the World Youth Forum
The WYF is an annual International forum that takes place in the City of Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai, under the auspices of H.E. President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, president of Egypt.
Four editions of the WYF were held in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. The forum aims to bring together young people from across the world, enabling them to engage in discussions on development issues, and send a message of peace from Egypt to the world. The UN Social and Economic Council has designated the WYF as an international platform to discuss youth issues and causes.
World Youth Forum 2023
The World Youth Forum 2023 launches a large package of development initiatives and projects, the WYF will not take place in its traditional annual format in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh due to the recent successive global crises and their humanitarian and economic repercussions. Instead, the proceeds from sponsorship revenues will be directed towards implementing a package of important development initiatives and programs that have a direct impact on citizens and young people, both in Egypt and abroad, in cooperation with the forum’s international and local partners.
This move serves as a call to implement development instead of discussing ways to achieve it.
The programs and initiatives include:
- Startups, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs Initiative
An initiative for supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and helping entrepreneurs start or expand their businesses, especially in villages included in the Haya Karima Initiative. This is in cooperation with the Ebda initiative for the development of Egyptian industry, the Haya Karima Foundation, the Federation of Egyptian Industries, Entlaq Company, the UN Industrial Development Organization, the UN Development Programme, and the International Labour Organization.
- Learning to Earning
The ‘Learning to Earning’ initiative, which aims to qualify Egyptian, Arab, African, and expatriate youth for the labor market and help them overcome obstacles and obtain decent jobs. The initiative will be implemented in cooperation with the UN Children’s Fund and the National Training Academy.
- Food Security Program
A program to tackle the challenges of food security and develop the capacities of farmers and food industries in Egypt and Africa. Participants include the Ebda initiative, the National Alliance for Civil Development Work, the Haya Karima Foundation, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
- Mental Health Support Program
A mental health support program for the victims of conflict zones, in cooperation with the Fahim Foundation and the World Health Organization.
- Refugees and Migrants Initiative
An international initiative to support and empower refugees and migrants and enhance their integration into educational, healthcare, and social protection programs through cooperation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Egypt, the International Organization for Migration, Save the Children, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
- WYF Voluntarism Platform
The World Youth Forum Platform for Volunteers will qualify volunteers to participate in charitable work that targets poor and conflict-stricken countries. The initiative will also implement many exchange programs for volunteers between different countries in cooperation with the Haya Karima Foundation, the National Alliance for Civil Development Work, the Arab Voluntary Union, and UN Volunteers.
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