Doha Muslim Youth Forum kicked off

To be held in the framework of the activities of ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019

The ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019’ Forum will kick off on July 7

The Forum will continue for five days and is held under the motto “Youth is power of the nation”

The Forum focuses on good governance, development, social media and diplomacy

The committee receives 9200 applications to participate in the Islamic Youth Forum

The outstanding youth will be honored in the Forum during the closing ceremony of ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 201

DOHA: The Ministry of Culture and Sports will hold Doha Muslim Youth Forum from July 7 to 11, in connection with ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019’.

The Forum will be held under the motto “Youth is the power of the nation”, which is the theme of the activities. 

It will be organised in cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation under the supervision and organizing of the Qatar Center for Cultural and Heritage Events.

The organization of the forum is part of several events organized by the State of Qatar within the activities of ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019’, based on the nations reliance on their youth to build their future, achieve sustainable development and cultural advancement of their communities, which earns the youth the ability to propose and work. 

At the same time, they contribute to discussing development issues and also participate in the formulation and implementation of projects.

The aim of the event is to present and discuss research axes related to youth as a key driver in building future development strategies, developing the capacities of young people to face the challenges of civilization and development, and benefiting from modern means of communication in promoting the values ​​of citizenship.                    

The issues of the Forum represent good governance and transparency among youth, importance of sustainable development, youth and social media, and diplomatic simulations.

The Forum includes several workshops that discuss the role of young people in establishing a culture of good governance; management of human and financial resources in youth institutions;  integrity and promotion of culture; and enhancing the culture of renouncing corruption.

The Forum will be accompanied by a training course on the model of the Islamic Cooperation Organization, and the rules and procedures of the model of Islamic cooperation. 

The Forum is organizing four simulation sessions. The first three sessions revolve around good governance and transparency among young people; youth and sustainable development; and youth and social media. The fourth simulation session will include drafting decisions and approvals.

The Forum will also have two sessions to simulate the Islamic Summit, the first will adopt draft resolutions while the second will be limited to the adoption and announcement of these resolutions.

A number of visits will be organized for participants to learn about the State of Qatar and its richness in various fields in order to discover the culture of the State of Qatar and its youth”s empowerment.

Conditions of participation

The general conditions for participating in the Forum include the age of the participant should be between 18 and 30 years.

The participation should be from the youth of the OIC Member States or representatives of an Islamic community. The participant must submit a certificate proving that he has good conduct and that the participant complies with the rules.

The registration and CV forms will be studied through a specialized committee, which will select 90 participants from participating countries according to objective criteria. 

The number of participating OIC member countries reached 57 from Oman, Kuwait, and Arab countries, in addition to Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries. 

The number of non-member countries was 58 and the number of registered youth exceeded 9200 participants.  Also the Ministry received more than 1700 inquiries, ideas and observations from the youth around the world which reflects the interest of young people in participating in the Islamic Cooperation Forum.

The registration form, CV and the required information should be attached through the website of Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth: The selected participants will receive confirmation of participation through their e-mail.

The Organizing Committee will honor the outstanding youth at the closing ceremony in recognition of their participation through objective criteria, including time commitment, collaboration with colleagues, active participation, knowledge of the workshop, creativity and innovation.

The committee will evaluate all participants and select and candidates to win the Youth Excellence Award. 

The first three boys and first three girls will be announced on the website of ‘Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019’ on July 31.