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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’.

Doha Oasis for Innovation activity to start

Doha Oasis for Innovation activity to start today

The Ministry of Culture and Sports in cooperation with ICYF  to organize 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 will continue until September 20 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.   

The activity aims at stimulating 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’ is meant to provide individual and group competitions to develop the talents and abilities of young people in the areas of invention, innovation, and manufacturing.

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

It is 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 will be a group competition which will begin on September 18 and will continue until September 20 at Qatar Scientific Club.  The participants are distributed in groups based on different categories. The Qatari Scientific Club will provide all the facilities and necessary needs to assist the innovators in executing their projects.

The group competition seeks to emphasize 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 will be 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’.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports announces the distinguished names in the Doha Muslim Youth Forum

The Ministry of Culture and Sports announces the distinguished names in the Doha Muslim Youth Forum

Three boys and three girls representing different countries will be honored with the Medal of Youth Excellence during the closing ceremony of Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019.

The forum was part of the events of Doha – The capital of Islamic Youth 2019.

DOHA: The Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced the names of the outstanding participants in the Doha Muslim Youth Forum, which was held by the Ministry among the activities of ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019’ from July 7 to 11, 2019.

The distinguished names include three boys and three girls. The boys’ names include Ahmed Al Mahanadi from Qatar, Banjkeed Asambada from Indonesia and Aedi Ahmed from Cameroon.

The girls’ names include Bouchra Massoudi from Algeria, Khadija Ajnoui from Morocco and Asma Salem Al Fawri from Oman.

The organizing committee chose the names of outstanding participants based on objective criteria, foremost of which is time commitment, collaboration with colleagues, active participation, and innovation.                                       

Dr Issa Al-Hurr, Head of the Technical Committee for the activities of ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019’ said that the selection of 6 youth, among them 3 boys and 3 girls, is a great incentive for these young people. They will be honored in the closing ceremony of ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019’.

“This selection reflects that the events have achieved one of the important criteria, which is to achieve excellence that is based on behaviors, values, customs and principles,” he said.

Dr Al Hurr said that the significance of naming these outstanding young people means that the “Youth is the Power of the Nation”, and that the events of ‘Doha, The Capital of the Islamic Youth 2019’ has been able to bring this motto to the ground and that it is not just a slogan but a realistic slogan.

In his presentation, innovator Mohammed Al Jufairi, during the workshop which deals with ‘impact of social media sites on youth cultural practices’, said that the attendees interacted with the workshop which means that they are representing elites of their societies.

Al Jufairi pointed out that through the workshop that he presented, he received a great response from the participants on the themes presented in the workshop and the participants took full interest in many issues related to the great impact of the social networking sites on different groups in the Arab and Islamic societies.

And about what he noticed from the evaluation of youth social media sites during this workshop, Al-Jufairi said that the workshop highlighted the positives and negatives of social media through discussion with the participants. 

“The youth expressed their concerns, ideas and opinions on some of the cultural behaviors carried by these sites, including the lack of Arabic content on social media sites, in addition to differences in dialects among some users.”

“All this reflects the depth of the discussions that took place in the workshop, which highlighted the level of awareness among young people,” he noted.

Walaa Yousif, a member of the jury at the Doha Muslim Youth Forum, spoke about the criteria for choosing distinguished students. These were six criteria, such as how to deal with colleagues within the forum, commitment to time, innovation and creativity.

She expressed her pleasure to participate in the Doha Muslim Youth Forum and to be a member of the Evaluation Committee, which was composed of six members. 

She evaluated between 70 and 80 participants from the youth who participated in the forum representing the countries of the Islamic world.

“My participation as a jury member added a lot of experience, such as accuracy of observation and depth of focus,” she said.                         

The announcement of the distinguished names of the Doha Muslim Youth Forum has motivated youth from the Islamic world. The Organizing Committee will honor the outstanding youth at the closing ceremony.

The Doha Forum was held under the motto “The Youth is the Power of Nation” and held in cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Islamic Youth Cooperation Forum of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Doha Muslim Youth Forum successfully held on 7-11 July, 2019

Doha Muslim Youth Forum under the framework of Doha OIC Youth Capital 2019 kicked off on 7 July 2019 in Doha, the State of Qatar with 90 young leaders selected among 9200 applications from OIC Member States.

The day started with the panel session on “Good Governance and Transparency”. The panel was addressed by Ms. Amal Al-Kuwari from National Health Insurance Company, Mr. Hussein bin Haj Mahmoud from the Department of Planning and Mr. Hussein Hassan from Control and Transparency Authority. ICYF Secretariat presented a symbolic gift to the Panelists for their valuable contributions to the Doha Muslim Youth Forum.

The first day of the Forum continued with the workshop sessions. Participants were divided to 3 workshop sessions where they discussed and deliberated the fundamental issues about good governance and transparency.

The second day of the Forum has started with the panel sessions given by Mr. Abdul Hadi Al-Shawi, Dr. Mohammed Saif Al-Kuwari and Dr. Arif Abdeljalil on Youth and Sustainable Development. During the session, facilitators have given examples on SDG’s and its importance. After the session, the participants pursued with non-formal education trainings on the issue.

On the third day, Ms. Amna Mohammed, Ms. Khawla Mortadawi and Mr. Shiraz Ahmed have conducted a panel on The Safe Use of Social Media. The session highlighted the importance of privacy and security in social media and how it affects Muslim Youth. The day concluded with workshop sessions and group activities on how to prevent the negative effects of social media.

On 10th and 11th of July 2019, ICYF conducted Model OIC Diplomatic Simulation programme on the sidelines of Doha Muslim Youth Forum. Around 90 delegates from 50 OIC Member States have discussed the issues of Good Governance and Transparency Among Youth, Youth, and Sustainable Development and The Safe Use of Social Media as representative of relative authorities of OIC Member States.

On the last day of Model OIC Diplomatic Simulation, The Delegates have simulated the Islamic Summit of OIC where they became delegation and acted as Head of OIC Member States. The Delegates were actively participated during the resolution writing process where they have put their ideas come together to find a concrete solution that Muslim Youth is facing today. The event has concluded with the adoption of resolutions and preparing the ‘Doha Declaration’.