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    ICESCO holds Future Forum, Youth Edition

    12 November 2022

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held the Future Forum, Youth Edition, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in the Kingdom of Morocco at its headquarters in Rabat.

    The Forum saw the participation of 30 international experts and specialists in the field of strategic foresight and 400 young men and women from various universities and institutes.

    In his opening remark, Dr. Kais Hammami, Head of the Center of Strategic Foresight, stressed the Forum’s significance as it discusses several pressing issues relevant to the youth and future concepts. He added that the Forum is an opportunity to explore ways to build young people’s capacities to face different crises.

    Moreover, the ICESCO official stated that the Forum is held in line with both the plans and programs of the Center and ICESCO geared towards building the capacities of young people and helping them build the future they aspire to.

    For his part, Mr. Steffen Krüger, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in the Kingdom of Morocco, highlighted the importance of supporting the youth, disseminating knowledge and exchanging expertise and best practices to nurture creativity among young people. He added that such efforts would address the needs of the future through cooperation with various international organizations, institutions and research centers.

    He stressed that ICESCO is one of these institutions given its leading roles and interests in various issues that pertain to the youth, and the achievement of sustainable development goals.

    For her part, Ms. Rana Asbahi, from ICESCO’s Department of Legal Affairs and International Standards, highlighted the objectives of the Organization’s Young Professionals Program, which aims to provide young professionals with the opportunity to acquire professional expertise, noting that the first edition of the Program was launched this November and benefited 14 young men and women from 10 ICESCO Member States, who have been selected from among 1177 candidates.

    The Forum discussed several themes notably, “Taking control of the future: dialogue or clash of generations”, which focused on finding a common ground for dialogue between generations to understand reality and anticipate the changes of the future.

    The Forum also discussed “future ethics and global responsibility: Youth and decision makers for a more resilient world.”

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