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The Arab and African Youth Platform, held in Aswan City from 16-18 March 2019, under the auspices of President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi, will start with an opening session entitled “WYF Insights”

The session aims at highlighting the development of the World Youth Forum idea into an, ever-evolving entity, pointing out the initiatives, programs and successes of the Forum, and clarifying its vision and future plan.

The World Youth Forum is an annual event that witnessed a great success in its first and second editions, held in Sharm El Sheikh. The Forum was launched in 2017 at the invitation of the Egyptian Youth to the youth of the world, an invitation that sends a message of peace, prosperity and development to the whole world. In its second edition of 2018, the Forum witnessed the participation of more than 5,000 young people around the world, expressing their views and coming up with recommendations and initiatives, in the presence of selected world leaders and influential personalities.

About Arab and African Youth Platform

The Platform will be held over three days from 16 to 18 March 2019 in Aswan, the “Capital of African youth”, as one of the events of the WYF Platforms, which aims at giving the young people the opportunity to develop and support their different ideas in all fields.

The Platform’s agenda tackles many issues and topics related to the issues and challenges of the Arab region and the African continent, especially under Egypt’s presidency of the African Union this year 2019. The platform includes a wide range of activities from discussion sessions to workshops and round tables that gather youth leaders and decision makers in an open dialogue to discuss the most important topics that concerns of Arab and African youth.

The Arab and African Youth Platform will include a number of cultural events, in addition to tours of Aswan city, the city that has always been Egypt’s gateway to Africa.


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