Egypt hopes to transfer its experience with youth, development to Africa

By Egypt Today staff

Egypt hopes to transfer its experience in organizing youth conferences to the African countries, presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi said on Monday.

He added in statements to the national television that Egypt aspires to enhance its cooperation with Africa on several levels including youth and development.

“President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi prioritizes youth as they aspire to establish a prosperous future,” Radi explained.

He added that Egypt established more than one model of youth conferences. “Three years ago, we called for organizing local youth conferences in different cities and governorates all over the country; then we established the World Youth Forum in November 2017 for the first time, and finally we witnessed inaugurating the Arab and African youth Forum in 2019,” Radi said.

The Arab and African youth forum comes in light of carrying out the recommendations of the second edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF), which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2018. At the closing ceremony of the WYF, President Sisi named Aswan the capital of African Youths in 2019.

At the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa on February 10, President Sisi, who is currently heading the African Union, invited heads and presidents of African countries to attend the forum.

President 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, said Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli in a statement on December 2, 2018.

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Youth conferences great opportunity for interaction among youths – Sisi

17 March 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi voiced hope for maintaining the convocation of the youth conference in Egypt every three months in order to find a platform for dialogue among youths and reach tangible results.

The President asserted that Egypt was in dire need of a program to qualify youths for leadership. Afterwards, the presidential program for training youths was floated and an agreement was reached with a national academy to work on such training and depend on the qualified youths in various jobs in the state especially in high positions.

The academy is now up and running and its graduates would certainly benefit the government and administrative State bodies, he added.

Egypt faces political, economic and security challenges, not different from those facing fellow Arab and African nations, he said, noting that they all should be firmly confronted.

He pressed the need for more dialogue and interaction among all stakeholders in any country, especially youths, noting that many ideas which had been raised at the first youth forum were implemented.

“Scientific research is an industry; its components could be available in Egypt and other countries. But this does not mean its efficiency is similar to that in developed countries.” he said.

However, the possibility of having intellectual minds is higher in our countries as we have large number of manpower, he said.

We try to give opportunities to youth through quality education to use his mental powers to distinguish. Even if he couldn’t get the chance in his country, he can seek it in another country for the sake of humanity. We should not be selfish dealing with cadres.”he added.

The Arab and African Youth Forum launches in Aswan on Saturday, and set to last for three days until March 18 under the patronage of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

The forum will tackle topics such as the future of scientific research and health care, the impact of advanced technology and innovation in Africa and the Arab region.

The forum’s agenda revolves around Arab and African subjects of concern in light of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union in 2019. The Youth forum’s activities include open discussions, workshops, seminars and round tables gathering senior officials, decision-makers and a large number of young people from all over Africa.

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