Youth Entrepreneurship Pitching Session “ Islamic Countries Youth Entrepreneurship Network (ICYEN): Innovation Means Employment” successfully held in Putrajaya
As part of the celebrations of Putrajaya as OIC Youth Capital 2017, the “Islamic Countries Youth Entrepreneurship Network (ICYEN): Innovation Means Employment” was successfully convened by ICYF-DC and Ministry Youth and Sports of Malaysia through the local National Youth Council (MBM) with the participation 65 local and international youth entrepreneurs and leading investors.
At the Closing Ceremony, the winners of the ICYEN Pitching Session Start-ups received cash prizes handed by respectively H.E. Dato’ Lokman Hakim Bin Ali, Secretary General of Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, Mr. Abdula Manafi Mutualo, Director General of Youth Policy, Education & Training of ICYF-DC, Ahmet Halit Hatip, Director of International Programs.
1) Mr Rashid Jamiran, Go Coach
2) Ms Fadia Rasha Mohammed, Dare Book Club
3) Mr Muhammed Naim Al-Amin, Floating, Run of River Pico Turbine
“Putrajaya – OIC Youth Capital 2017” events go on with the “BATTLE OF SUMOROBOT & INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION TVET CONFERENCE (INDUSTRY 4.0)”
In the opening ceremony of the event, Dr. Hajaj Wasitah Binti Yusof, Director General of Youth Skills Development Division of The Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia and Mr. Ahmet Halit Hatip, Director at the ICYF have welcomed the youth representatives from the OIC Member States and and wished good luck to them in the Sumorobot tournaments.
Mr. Ahmet Halit Hatip, has also visited the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia and attended the preparation meeting with Mr. Ajitpal Singh, Under Secretary of International Relations Division of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, for the forthcoming events; Muslim Future Thinkers Forum, OIC Start-up Expo and Islamic Countries Youth Entrepreneurship Network which will take place in Putrajaya in the context of Putrajaya OIC Youth Capital 2017.
Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia is organizing the “OIC Youth Capital Halal Food and Fashion Festival” in Putrajaya (Malaysia), on 8-9 April 2017. The double-fold Festival is being organized in conjunction with Grand Opening Ceremony of “Putrajaya – OIC Youth Capital 2017” a year-long International Programme approved by relevant decisions of the OIC 43rdCouncil of Foreign Ministers and the 3rd Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers.
The Festival aims to bring together young entrepreneurs in the fields of Islamic fashion to showcase their projects and products as well as to exchange creative ideas, to build investment and collaborative partnerships at variety of thematic sessions. Serving as a new horizon in opening the minds of the young people to the challenging realms and norms existing in business, the festival will enable them to discuss and submit their projects and proposals to the relevant parties and possible partners.
The main co-organizers are ICYF and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia in cooperation with the following partners:
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wisma Putra. (OIC and Regional Cooperation Division)
- Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia
- Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
- Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)
- Putrajaya Cooperation
- Malaysian Youth Council
THE FORMAT AND PROGRAMME DETAILS
The 2 days international programme is expected to bring young entrepreneurs together to contribute to the success of the event and explore new business opportunities for your projects and products. Participants will be provided with opportunity to present their projects or products in the special exhibition as well as thematic sessions.
The programme will be a combination of;
- Exhibition – Halal Food and Fashion
- Fashion Show, Sharing Session, Promotion of Products
- Halal Food Showcase from OIC Member States (sharing session, promotion of products)
Participants are allowed (if desired) to bring their food and fashion products. It may be authentic national items and products which will be used to showcase, exhibit, try-out, sampled and also to be either consumed, sold, distributed or shared among participants and other attendees of the Festival & Exhibition.
VENUE AND DATE
The date and venue of the OIC Halal Food and Fashion Festival is 8 – 9 April, 2017 in Florida Putrajaya, Malaysia. Arrivals and departures are expected to be, respectively on 7 April and 10 April, 2017.