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Grand Closing Ceremony of Qatar OIC Youth Capital 2019 was held in Doha on 16 January 2020

ICYF and Ministry of Culture and Sports of the State of Qatar held the Grand Closing Ceremony of “Qatar – OIC Youth Capital 2019” with participation of respective OIC Member States’ ministries, head of diplomatic missions, Qatari youth and youth of Muslim world. The ceremony was held at Doha Exhibition and Conference Center (DECC) on the sidelines of the 30th edition of the Doha International Book Fair.

The closing ceremony started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. During the closing ceremony, H.E. Mr. Taha Ayhan, President of ICYF, delivered a welcoming speech, appreciating the successful implementation of Qatar OIC Youth Capital 2019 throughout the year by partner organizations. Mr. President welcomed the guests and started his speech by expressing appreciation and thanks to His Excellency Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar and H.E. Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports of the State of Qatar for their commitment to development of young generation by providing high patronage to the OIC Youth Capital Programme.

“Under the “Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019” program, we successfully reached out to more than 25.000 young people in the OIC Geography and beyond.” Mr. Taha Ayhan stated and continued, “We were also able to host almost 300 international participants during the year which helped raise awareness about global diplomacy, innovation, youth volunteerism, art, humanitarian work and disaster management.”

The speeches followed by Mr. Muhammad Al-Fahida, Representative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. In his speech Fahida has stressed the importance of empowering Muslim youth and emphasized that Doha will remain a capital for all youth-related initiatives.

Year Long programs implemented in Doha included, Doha Muslim Youth Forum, Doha Oasis for Innovation, Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work, Short Film Contest, Photo Contest, Visual Art Contest under the Doha OIC Youth Capital Innovation Awards and Tree Planting Event. With the special motto `Youth is the power of Ummah` Doha OIC Youth Capital 2019 was designed for the betterment of youth development.

‘Best Exemplary OIC Youth Capital Award’ was presented to Doha for successful implementation and realization of the International OIC Youth Capital Programme for 2019. Doha, being one of the best exemplary OIC Youth Capitals, has reached out thousands of youth to strengthen brotherly ties and promote their cultures and traditions. One of the most applauding achievements of the Doha OIC Youth Capital was its dedication to involve youth from every part of the Islamic world.

During the closing ceremony, winners of the “Qatar OIC Youth Capital 2019” competitions which held throughout the year were awarded. H.E. Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali presented the awards of the Doha-The Capital of Islamic Youth for,

  • Doha Youth Innovation Award for Photography

Sultan Ahmed Niloy from Bangladesh

  • Doha Youth Innovation Award for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work

Muhammed Albarbari from Palestine

  • Doha Youth Innovation Award for Visual Arts Category

Herru Yoga Pratama from Indonesia

  • Doha Youth Innovation Award for Short Film Catergory

Muthanna Majhool Kadhim from Iraq

  • Winner of “Doha Oasis for Innovation” program

Saleh Safran from Qatar

During the ceremony ICYF President Taha Ayhan has announced Dhaka as the Capital of Islamic Youth for 2020. Qatar handed over the OIC Youth Capital Key to Dhaka, as the next owner of the program. On behalf of Bangladesh, Minister of Youth and Sports in Bangladesh Zahid Ahsan Russel has expressed his pleasure to be the next youth capital.

“We are happy to choose Dhaka as the Islamic Youth Capital 20120 and I invite you all to visit Dhaka,” he said and added, “We are planning to organize 10 events ranging from Film festivals to Youth Summits.” In his speech Russell has stressed the importance of this platform for the Islamic cooperation.

OIC Youth Capital program was initiated by Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) in its 2nd General Assembly held on October, 2014.

OIC region has almost 1.5 billion Muslims and 1/3 of it is constituted by youth. Carrying a considerable importance and reserving a huge portion of the Muslim population of the region, youth had to have a unique organization uniting them with the sense of solidarity and strengthening brotherly ties in a certain city of OIC member countries each year. This idea led to establishing an OIC Youth Capital under which certain activities, conferences, conventions, festivals and other special events would be held according to the interests and benefits of Muslim youth all year long.

Tree Planting event was held in Doha, OIC Youth Capital 2019

“The Planting Trees” event was organized as a part of the Doha OIC Youth Capital 2019 by The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Qatar, in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment of Qatar and ICYF on Saturday with the participation of H.E. Mr Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, H.E. Mr Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment, Mr. Rasul Omarov, Director General of ICYF, ambassadors representing OIC Countries, and students from OIC member states studying in Qatar.

During the event 56 trees dedicated to each member of the OIC states have been planted by the young participants from OIC countries. The event was intended to commemorate Doha’s hosting of the activities of Doha OIC Youth Capital 2019, to emphasize the value of planting in the Islamic religion, and to achieve institutional partnerships between ministries. After a year of hosting diverse events to inspire Muslim youth from countries around the world, the closing ceremony of the Doha OIC Youth Capital 2019 will be held on Thursday, 16 January with the attendance of representatives from the OIC Member States.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports announces the winners of Doha Youth Innovation Award (Photography Category)

The Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced the winners of ‘Doha Youth Innovation Award’ , which is open to all young people from the Islamic world in the field of photography.

The award was launched last summer, in cooperation with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum in collaboration with the Visual Arts Center, Doha Film Institute and the Youth Hobbies Center and the organization of the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center.

The winners of the photography competition, (Islamic Values category), are Sultan Ahmed Nilwi from Bangladesh in first place, followed by Jihad Muhammad Idriss from Yemen, Nada Mohammed Wadi from Jordan; Ghazi Muhammad Jahirul Islam from Bangladesh; Rabi Adamu Sufi from Nigeria, and Muhammad Ali Shida from Afghanistan.

In the ‘Youth and Success Stories’ category, the first winner is Muhammad Nazmul Khan from Bangladesh , then Youssef Loulaidi from Morocco, followed by Ali bin Hamad Al Ghaferi from Oman and Mukti Ali Asyadzili from Indonesia.

On the topic of “Our Islamic Heritage”, Ahmed Asif Sami from Bangladesh won the first place, then Muhammad Raziqiya from Algeria, Porco Emctar from Turkey, and Anas Muhammad Al theeb from the Sultanate of Oman respectively.

Abdulaziz Al Kubaisi, head of the photography section at the Youth Hobbies Center, said in a statement that the arbitration process in the photography category went through several stages, including the administrative screening, which was assumed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and the second step was technical screening  and carried out by the Youth Hobbies Center, then the final arbitration which continued for a week and includes more than one step .

The jury members committee consisted of members belonging to the Youth Hobbies Center and others who have a long experience in this regard  and  winners of local and international awards, Al Kubaisi pointed out, adding that the Youth Hobbies Center was the one which drafted the technical conditions for the photography competition and presented it to the Ministry.

Regarding the level of participation  in the award, the president of the jury expected to be better, but in general it was average if it was taken into account that those who applied for the award ranged between beginners and professionals, pointing out at the same time that in order to reach Professional photo, the participant should posses an expensive  materials in the photography which is not available to everyone, in addition to being familiar with the basics and have an artistic taste in taking pictures.

Al Kubaisi expressed his hope that this competition to be annually adopted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in order to highlight local and Arab talents and develop them.

The Award, which is part of Doha QIC Youth Capital 2019,  aims at developing the spirit  of innovation and creativity among young people in various scientific, literary and artistic fields and moving away from stalemate and calcification in thinking and planning, providing an appropriate environment for creative youth to highlight innovative  efforts.

Distinguished participants in the Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work

Distinguished Youth from the Muslim world praise what they have learned in Qatar

Thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Sports for providing such opportunity

DOHA: The Ministry of Culture and Sports has selected the distinguished participants in the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ activity.

The event was held on October 27 and continued till November 6 with a wide participation of youth from 53 countries, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The Camp organised in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum as part of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities under the motto ‘The Youth is the Power of Nation.’

The six youth who were chosen among them three men and three women.

The names of the distinguished youth are Muhammad Al Barbari from Palestine; Yusuf Diallo from Senegal; Moussa Sawaneh from Gambia; Hanan Abdul Wahid Abdul Rahman from Qatar; Eslem Gunaydin from Turkey; and Najia Muhammad Al Shandudi from Oman.

The distinguished participants will be honored in a big ceremony organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports next January as part of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities, aimed at developing the capacities of Muslim youth in the field of relief and disaster management.

The youth who were selected expressed their happiness to participate in the Camp and confirmed their great benefit from it.

“Our participation in the camp came out of our belief in our active role in moving our communities and adopting our local issues, especially with the growing global challenges linked in the humanitarian scene around the Islamic world, which increase in the number of humanitarian needs such as climate change, wars and crises,” said Hanan Abdul Wahid Abdul Rahman.

For her part, Al Shandudi said that ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ activity was launched from a basic idea, which is the value of man in societies, and the importance of the role of youth in the fields of giving, and altruism.

We should highlight the importance of the role that young people play towards their society, which promotes the motto ‘The Youth is the Power of Nation.’, she added.

Al Shandudi pointed out that during the 10-day training period in the camp, several seminars, training courses and workshops were held on international law, codes of conduct for humanitarian response and other effective activities.

The Camp provided us with the opportunity as young participants to acquire a set of experiences in the field of volunteerism and humanitarian work. We express our sincere thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Sports and to all partners who have contributed to the success of this event.

Eslem Gunaydin commented that “I spent 11 days in Qatar through my participation in the “‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work ” activity under the slogan ‘The Youth is the Power of Nation.’. I learned a lot about relief, disaster management, volunteering and humanitarian work from lectures and practical events, What I learned influenced me a lot, especially the part of the simulation of living refugee life in the camp.

Sawaneh from Gambia said that: “It is an honor to be among these distinguished youth and to present my point of view to the world by participating in the Doha camp. Thanks to those who believed in us and chose us among more than 7000 young men and women who came to participate in the camp.

“Thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Sports for allowing me participate in the most important experiences I have ever experienced in my life and the most exciting and scientific and practical experiences, I have learned and applied part of what I have learned and exchanged experiences with others from different countries of the world,” said Yusuf Diallo from Senegal.

I learned that change starts from the same person affecting those around him, I have seen young people who truly believe in their ability to change for the better, he added.

“I am very happy that we have an Islamic country like Qatar where there are those who care about the youth of the nation and work to hone their talents through projects and camps that contain practical and scientific aspects resulting in qualified young people, Diallo said.

Muhammad Al Barbari said that: “I never expected that I would visit 57 Islamic countries from around the world in just 11 days. My trip to these countries was not by plane, but through ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work, which aims to combine Islamic values ​​with the spirit of teamwork.

Al Barbari explained that everyone who participated in the Camp served as an ambassador to his country and worked together to provide the best we have to help the suffering people in the Islamic world, especially the areas suffering from conflicts. We have benefited from the visit of multiple institutions, which added to us a lot, and therefore we have to extend deep thanks to all those who contributed to the success of this Camp.

Winners of the Doha Youth Innovation Award activity (Visual Arts Category)

Winners of the first Category (Contemporary Arts)

  1. Herru Yoga Pratama (Indonesia)
  2. Maha Ibrahiem Sabry (Egypt) 
  3. Aleezah Qayyum (Pakistan) 
  4. Lyamine Mekadem (Algeria)
  5. Mai Gamal Abouelnaga (Egypt)

Winners of the second category (Realistic Arts)

  1. Abdulrahman Akram Shweiki (Jordan)
  2. Asra Batool (Pakistan)
  3. Esraa Ezeldeen Hamed (Egypt)
  4. Aliyu Ahmed Abubakar (Nigeria) 
  5. Ahmed Thabit Al-Shalali (Yamen) 

Winners of the third category Arabic Handwriting (The literary Painting) 

  1. Shihab Hamed Al-Baimani (Oman)
  2. Reham Hesham Sorour (Egypt)
  3. Mohammad Twasin Arafat (Bangladesh) 

Winners of the fourth category (Classical Handwriting) 

  1. Salim Hamidi (Morocco) 
  2. Ahmad Abdul hadi bin Shamsul (Malaysia) 
  3. Fozia Ismail (Pakistan)

The activity of the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ is set to begin on October 27

The activity of the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ is set to begin on October 27

DOHA: Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the activity of ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ will start on October 27 to November 6 (2019) aiming at developing the capacities of Muslim youth in the fields of relief and disaster management.

The activity is an opportunity for Muslim youth to exchange experiences in the field of volunteerism and humanitarian work with an aim to develop their capacity in the fields of relief and disaster management.

The event is being organized in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum as part of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities and under the motto ‘The Youth is the Power of Nation’.

It will continue until November 6, 2019, under the supervision of the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center, and in collaboration with Qatar Charity.

The registration for the Camp was closed on September 28 after being available for registration since July 20, 2019 while the number of registrants for the camp stands at 7, 200.

The Camp is based on a process of simulation and realistic coexistence of the situation of refugees and those affected by natural disasters and wars, so that housing throughout the camp will be in tents similar to a refugee camp. The youth will work to establish values such as giving and altruism because communities are based on cooperation between them whatever their status is.

Dr. Issa Al Hor, Chairman of the Technical Committee for the events of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ said that the reason behind the large number of young people from the Islamic world who have registered to participate in the Camp is due to realization of its importance among these youth and their eagerness to participate in it throughout ten-day activity.

He also stressed that a special camp will be established making it a unique camp of its kind, achieving its objectives, including the exchange of experiences between the participants.

The Camp will spread among the participating youth the culture of social responsibility and volunteerism, and provide them with many special skills in the areas of disaster management and relief.

Ahmed Saleh Al Ali, Director of Media and Communication – Qatar Charity, said that it is an opportunity for young people to exchange experiences in the field of volunteerism and humanitarian work and develop and refine their capabilities in the field of relief and disaster management.

Al Ali pointed out that Qatar Charity’s participation in such events comes within its strategic objectives to empower and develop young people in various fields of humanitarian, developmental and voluntary work.

For his part, Ahmed Al Ajmi, Director of Events Department at the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Centre, said that the event management has completed all preparations for the activity of the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ by equipping the venue which is Darb Al Saai.

He added that the infrastructure and logistics of the site were equipped to provide a safe infrastructure for the site to the highest specifications, in addition to the playgrounds and training areas for sports and recreational activities.

Ajayeb Al Afifa, Vice-Chairman of the Media Committee for the Events of ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ and Head of Communication at the Department of Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, confirmed that the ‘Doha Youth Camp for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work’ will receive distinguished media coverage.

She said that the various media outlets, including the print and electronic, will be invited to cover the mega youth event, in addition to inviting social media influencers due to the importance of the activity.

Maeed Al Qahtani, Head of Public Relations at Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center, confirmed that the Center has completed all the necessary equipment to receive participants in this activity within the framework of the supervision and organization of the Center.

The Center is keen to make this activity an international and a distinctive camp. The camp is equipped with all the necessary amenities, in terms of workshops and various other activities, in addition to training halls and equipping housing for the youth participants of camp, he added.

Winners of ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ activity’ laud strong, well-organized contest

Winners of ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ activity’ laud strong, well-organized contest

DOHA: The winners of ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ activity (individual and group competition category) have appreciated the strong contest between competitors from the Islamic world, which will have a positive impact on the youth of Al Islamic.

The competition organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum as part of ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities.

The event was held in partnership with Qatar Scientific Club under the motto “The Youth is the Power of Nation”, and under the supervision of the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center.

The first three winners in the Individual Contest are:  Saleh Safran (Qatar) 96%, Mohammed Ahmed Al Habsi (Oman) 94% and Shakiba Sardevand (Iran) 92%.

For the Group Competition, the winners are Weqaya company team who achieved 89percent and represented by Abdelrahman bin Arous (Libya), Sara Al Baker (Qatar), Yousef Al Qahoumi (Qatar), Saleh Al Abdellah (Qatar), Omar Oyaba (Algeria), Qwais Emad Mohammed Abu Shehab (Jordan), and Daliwa Joseph Baynamandi (Cameroon).

Commenting on the individual competition category, Saleh Safran expressed his delight at being awarded this advanced position in the individual competition at ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ activity’.

He also expresses his hope that this innovation will be marketed then people can benefit from it because it is an electronic safety device used to prevent gas leakage. The device detects the gas immediately after leakage, and controls the closure of the source gas.

“This innovation reduces the emission of gas before it leaks. Now we are starting to bring the product to customers, and we have aspirations to reach a larger segment of the target population at the local level, and from the Gulf level, and to the Arab and international levels, he added.

In the same competition, the winner, Mohammed Ahmed Al Habsi, described the competition among the innovators as very strong, with more than 6,000 inventions to be selected until the inventors reached  to 42.

He said he did not expect to be selected from among the most distinguished inventors representing the Islamic world at the level of the event as a whole.

For her part, Shakiba Sardivand Chegini said that “First of all I want to say thanks to Qatar because of understanding the value of the youth and respecting them, and also for giving such amazing opportunity to Muslim youth from all around the world.

It was my first time in Qatar where I met my second family of amazing creative minds from different countries. I wished I could be familiar with Qatar country and its culture earlier. Qatar is indeed a wonderful country which needs to be known globally. Qatar has many spectacular attractions and is developing well. It is a country where you can find the fantastic blend of history and modernity, she added.

On question about she has learned from her participation, she said that “I saw, experienced, learnt and taught; this is what happens when people gather in a team and share ideas. I learnt several new skills through the workshops and the team workings; and I gain the knowledge required for an inventor “from an idea to the startup”.

In Qatar, what inspired me the most, was this sentence ” Youth is the power of the nation” and the way Qatar government cared about the meaning of it.  I truly appreciate Qatar’s policy for youth because of organizing such events not only for Qatar youth but also for other youth from the great family of Muslims, she said.

 Winners of the group competition category

 Abdelrahman bin Arous (Libya), Sara Al Baker (Qatar), Yousef Al Qahoumi (Qatar), Saleh Al Abdellah (Qatar), Omar Oyaba (Algeria), Qwais Emad Mohammed Abu Shehab (Jordan), and Daliwa Joseph Baynamandi (Cameroon).

As for the winners of the group competition,  Abdelrahman bin Arous says, “I can’t express my feeling  about my happiness with this victory. It is a very difficult feeling to describe.”.

My team won the title in an internationally recognized competition with competitors being selected from thousands of applicants for this competition in the Islamic world, he said.

Sara Al Baker commented that my participation in the competition was a motivation for me, and support for all in all respects. It supports me to think about creating new topics, and start new stages that serve our country.

On how important this innovation, she noted that “This device will solve one of the biggest problems of the elderly, Alzheimer’s patients and other segments of society, who face the problem of forgetting to take their medicines in a timely manner, leading to a doubling of their condition and sometimes death.”.

The device will provide safe and high-quality care to patients with advanced and intelligent technology, inspire hope and contribute to health security by providing the best care for each patient.

For his part, Yousef Al Qahoumi he said that he was very happy with his team’s victory in the group competition. “I was expecting to win, because we have reached a final stage, and when I saw the remaining projects I noticed that we are ahead of them.”

The winner, Saleh Al Abdellah described the competitions were distinct experience in terms of organization and content.

The event included a lot of activities including trip to Katara, Qatar National Museum and some training workshops aimed at strengthening the bond between the participants and make them accustomed to teamwork.

The winner, Omar Oyaba described his experience in the group competition as “it was a great experience with a wonderful team where our team was characterized by multidisciplinary which made us do all the required tasks professionally on time.

David Farooqi, Chairman of the Jury of the Geneva International Inventions Exhibition, says that the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Qatar Scientific Club have made a number of efforts to make the event a success.  “Everything was well organized and the contestants were given what they needed,” he says.

“Some of the innovations were very good and some were normal, but innovation and invention and its attempt in itself is an important step, he added.

On the importance of the event, he said that there are many young people from schools and others who visited the exhibition and this is important as they will benefit from the experiences of their colleagues. This will motivate young visitors to invent and innovate when they see their colleagues make many innovations, he said.

On the criteria adopted by the jury for the Doha Innovation Oasis, Nayef Al Ibrahim, a member of the jury, said that it is the same international standards adopted by the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions.

He described the competitions as they were strong, they  did not stop at the borders of a particular country, but included different Islamic countries, like young people with a great deal of innovation and creativity, which has had its repercussions in achieving the quality enrichment of ideas, and even ready for implementation, he said.

Winners of ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ contest announced

Doha: The Organizing Committee of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities announced the winners of ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ activity (individual and group competition category) today October 5, 2019.

The competition organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum during the period from September 14 to 20, as part of ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities.

The event was held in partnership with Qatar Scientific Club under the motto “The Youth is the Power of Nation”, and under the supervision of the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center.

The first three winners in the Individual Contest are: Saleh Safran (Qatar) 96%, Mohammed Ahmed Al Habsi (Oman) 94% and Shakiba Sardevand (Iran) 92%.

For the Group Competition, the winners are Weqaya company team who achieved 89percent and represented by Abdelrahman Faraj Salem (Libya), Sara Al Baker (Qatar), Yousef Al Qahoumi (Qatar), Saleh Al Abdellah (Qatar), Omar Oyuba (Algeria), Qwais Emad Mohammed Abu Shehab (Jordan), and Daliwa Joseph Baynamandi (Cameroon).

The project was based on the idea of ​​a smart pharmacy for the elderly and people with Alzheimer’s disease, where according to a specific program to prepare the pill, remind the patient that the time of taking the pill has come, and also send a message to his physician informing him that the patient has taken the pill, in order to continue treatment.

The idea of ​​the Group Competition project centered on the establishment of a start-up company, the formation of the team, and the assignment of tasks assigned to each person in the team, also to present the project’s idea to the supporters to persuade them to the idea to support it.

The Qatar Scientific Club held an exhibition of the results of the group competition, which focused on the idea of establishment of a start-up company and the formation of the team and identify the tasks assigned to each person in the team according to their fields of specialization.

The competition aimed at introducing young people to how to develop innovations from idea to establishing a professional company, teaching entrepreneurship concepts to participants, as well as emphasizing cooperation and exchange of experiences among the youth of the Islamic world.

The two-day competition was highly interactive and held at the headquarters of the Qatar Scientific Club, during which the participants were divided into a number of teams.

The group competition resulted in the establishment of six companies to implement innovative projects during the competition. The contest aimed at emphasising cooperation and exchange of experiences among the youth of the Islamic world, in addition to introducing young people to how to develop invention from the idea of establishing a professional company.

The winners of the group and individual competition will be honored at the closing ceremony of the ‘Doha – OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities.

The individual completion was held from September 15 to 16, 2019 in Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, and was open to young people aged between 18 to 30 years, in which the competitors contested in around 22 disciplines covering all areas related to international inventions.

Doha Oasis for Innovation, held for the first time in Qatar, ended with success

The Ministry of Culture and Sports in cooperation with ICYF organized Doha Oasis for Innovation in September.

DOHA: As part of ‘Doha OIC Youth Capital 2019’ activities, the Ministry of Culture and Sports in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum announced the organization of the activity ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ from September 14 to 20, 2019.

The activity continued until September20 under the motto “The Youth is the Power of Nation” in collaboration with the Qatari Scientific Club and under the supervision of the Qatar Center for Cultural and Heritage Events.   

Aim of the activity was to stimulate creativity among youth in the fields of invention and innovation, which consolidates a culture of science and work to achieve the demands of development and prosperity.

The ‘Doha Oasis for Innovation’ provided individual and group competitions to develop the talents and abilities of young people in the areas of invention, innovation and manufacturing.

The competition was divided into two section: The first an individual competition that was held on September 15 and 16 at Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, in which each participants presented their invention in two days and there was a jury working according to international standards for this area, meeting standards adopted by the most important exhibitions in the world.

It was open to everyone between the ages of 18 and 30 and includes 22 disciplines covering all the disciplines from medicine to engineering in various fields and so on.

The second competition was a group competition that begun on September 18 and continued until September 20 at Qatar Scientific Club.  The participants were distributed in groups based on different categories. The Qatari Scientific Club provided all the facilities and necessary needs to assist the innovators for executing their projects.

The group competition emphasized cooperation and exchange of experiences among the youth of the Muslim world, in addition to introducing young people on how to develop innovations from the idea to the establishment of a professional company.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals were awarded in the individual competitions while the winners of the group competition will be honored during the closing ceremony of the ‘Doha OIC Youth  Capital 2019’.