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    ICESCO Director-General: Youth Training and Capacity-Building is an ICESCO Priority

    27 January 2021

    The Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, reaffirmed that youth training and capacity-building is a topmost priority for the Organization under its new vision and action strategy. He stated that the leadership incubator that ICESCO launched at the end of 2020 will be followed by 10 incubators designed to equip the Islamic world youth with the future required leadership skills in educational, scientific, and cultural fields.

    The DG then watched video-clips and listened to introductory presentations on the new strategy and programs of the Sector of Culture and Communication that a group of young interns at ICESCO prepared under the supervision of the Chief of the Sector and its experts. Dr. AlMalik expressed his ambition that by the end of 2021 interns would outnumber staff members and that youth from all Member States would come to conduct internships at the Organization.

    Posing for a photo with the young interns, ICESCO DG lauded the work and creative ideas of the interns, which reflect the benefits from the expertise of the staff of ICESCO. He also stressed that ICESCO will continue implementing the initiatives to contribute to capacity-building, training, and rehabilitation of the Islamic world youth for a better future for them and their countries and that the Organization will announce the launch of the “Youth Council.”

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