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Speaker Programme

DAY 1 – 03 FEBRUARY 2020 – ENGLISH
MIDDLE EAST YOUTH EXPO 

 

MC: Hassan Alsheikh, Radio Host and TV/YouTube Personality

Main Theatre

09:00 – 09:30

OPENING CEREMONY

 

Welcome

Hassan Alsheikh, Radio Host and TV/YouTube Personality

 

Keynote

Klas Moldeus, United Nations Water

SDGs and the role each and every one of us can play to make positive change happen

 

Piano Performance

Laurence De Guzman, Emirates Autism Awareness Ambassador

 

Keynote

His Excellency Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares’ journey, achievements over the past decade and its future plans

 

Opening Announcement

Anthony Ford-Shubrook OBE, UN Young Leader for the SDGS and Youth Ambassador for AbleChildAfrica

 

Violin Performance

Shoko Umezawa, MEYE 2019 Grassroots Ambassador Art, Fashion & Culture

09:30 – 09:50

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Seas of Plastic

Emily Penn, Skipper and Ocean Advocate. Founder of Exxpedition. Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador & Advisor

09:50 – 10:10

DIGITAL INNOVATION, TECH & MEDIA

Becoming a Better Young Leader: How Artificial Intelligence Might Just Help You

Martin Adams, UKs Top 100 Entrepreneurs by Maserati and a Top 50 UK Innovator by Penrose. CEO of Codec.ai

10:10 – 10:30

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Alia Al Mansoori, Genes in Space UAE Competition Winner, Loaded onto the August 2017 SPACEX CRS-12 Mission. Founder of Emirati Astronaut

10:30 – 10:50

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Teens to think before sending hurtful messages

Trisha Prabhu, Founder of Rethink, a social enterprise that’s working to end online hate

10:50 – 11:10

EDUCATION & TRAINING

How the next generation will change the world

Building resilience by examining how the next generation have the influence and power to make sustainable change through long-term culture changes worldwide. This session will discuss the way that individuals can make an impact on the world even from a young age. By increasing knowledge on global issues, focusing on the example of exploitation, the next generation will be provided with the basic tools to take on the roles in order to encourage prevention, protection and rescue in multiple scenarios throughout their lives.

Phil Knight, Founder, Just Enough and Blah

11:10 – 11:30

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Sustainable Living in Dubai: True or False?

Karim El Jisr, Executive Director, SEE INSTITUTE

 

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 13:20

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The power of doubt

Samar will be speaking about her educational, professional and personal journey from childhood, focusing on the value of turning failure into success, challenges into learning milestones and doubt in one’s self into a strong belief in youth power to change their lives and their communities. Samar will reveal the “secrets” behind leading a successful, sustainable and fulfilling career and life, starting from an early age, despite the power/generational gap, the patriarchal restraints, and the system’s rigidity in formal education, all in spite of, or because of, self doubt.

Samar Samir Mezghanni, Tunisian/Iraqi Writer and Speaker. United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals

 

13:20 – 13:40

EDUCATION & TRAINING

The Questions School Cannot Answer

Ronald Lalonde, Regional Manager of The Institute of Positive Education and Founder of Riverspath Coaching and Consulting

13:40 – 14:00

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Amna Al Haddad, Sports Pioneer, Journalist, Mental Health Advocate

14:00 – 14:20

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

NGO Women & Democracy

Safaath Ahmed Zahir, Social Entrepreneur, Financial Analyst & Women’s Rights Advocate

14:20 – 14:40

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

Leader of Your Life

Daniel Merza, Award-winning High School Speaker, Student Wellbeing Specialist, and Author of teen book ‘Get the Monkeys off Your Back’

 

14:40 – 15:00

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

How to be a Simple Superstar

Wilbur Sargunaraj, Founder of Worldwide Wilbur, inspiring people across the world that we can all be ‘simple superstars’

Theatre 1

09:30 – 10:30 PANEL DISCUSSION 

GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY 

Story Telling from the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals

Moderator

Klas Moldeus, United Nations Water

Panelists 

Hannah Beswick, Partnerships Specialist, UN Women

Jedda Constantine, World Food Programme

Sarmad Khan, Head of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and UN Senior Advisor for Expo2020

Dalia ElFiki, Senior Public Information/Communications Associate, UNHCR

10:30 – 11:30 WORKSHOP

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Navigating our way towards a plastic free ocean

Emily Penn, Skipper and Ocean Advocate. Founder of Exxpedition. Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador & Advisor

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

DIGITAL, TECH & MEDIA

What’s Your Role in this Digital, Tech Driven World?

Moderator

Martin Adams, UKs Top 100 Entrepreneurs by Maserati and a Top 50 UK Innovator by Penrose. CEO of Codec.ai

Panelists

Hameed Yousuf, Pioneer Ambassador Digital, Technology and Media MEYE 2019 and member of the Youth Media Council

Trisha Prabhu, Founder, ReThink

Hamad Alaydaroos, Youth Media Council Member

 

14:00 – 15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Think before you post!

Moderator

TBC

Panelists

George Hodgson, Fashion-preneur and mental health campaigner. Founder of Fashion Brand ‘Maison de Choup’               

Trisha Prabhu, Founder of Rethink, a social enterprise that’s working to end online hate

Maryam Ehsani, International Child Rights Advisor for the UN. Founder and CEO Child Safe Me

Theatre 2

09:30 – 10:30 WORKSHOP

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Meet Phil Knight, the guy that lived in a box for 2 weeks, drummed for four and half days and released an album to raise awareness on the 40+ million people around the world in slavery today.

Phils workshop has been delivered all across the UK to students in a relaxed, fun educational way educating students on the world’s fastest growing crime.

Phil Knight, Founder, Just Enough and Blah

10.30 – 11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Changing the status quo for a positive future

Moderator

Ronald Lalonde, Regional Manager of The Institute of Positive Education and Founder of Riverspath Coaching and Consulting

Panelists

Amodini Choudhary, Member of the Dubai Future Council for Education
Alessandro Angelucci,Student, GEMS World Academy Dubai
Arshan Haghshenas, Student, Kings’ School Al Barsha
Fatma Almheiri, Student, Al Ittihad Private School
Vedha Sitlani, Student, GEMS Dubai American Academy
Amal Ashraf, Student GEMS, Modern Academy

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 14:00 WORKSHOP

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

Daniel Merza, Award-winning High School Speaker, Student Wellbeing Specialist, and Author of teen book ‘Get the Monkeys off Your Back’

14:00 – 15:00 WORKSHOP

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Localizing the SDGS – Youth as changemakers

Kehkashan Basu, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, United Nations Human Rights Champion, Former Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founder of Green Hope Foundation

Theatre 3

09:30 – 10:30 PANEL DISCUSSION

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Can fashion be responsible?

Moderator

Taryn Hipwell, Founder, Beyond the Label

Panelists

George Hodgson, Fashion-preneur and Mental Health Campaigner, Founder, Maison de Choup

Kyle Parsons, Founder, Indosole

Mariska Nell, Interior Designer, Artist and Environmentalist

10:30 – 11:30 WORKSHOP

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Create from within

In this session George will tell his story and then explore with participants how your creativity can support your mental well-being, as it does with his fashion business.

George Hodgson, Fashion-preneur and Mental Health Campaigner, Founder, Maison de Choup

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

My planet, my community, my choice

Moderator

Emily Penn, Skipper and Ocean Advocate. Founder of Exxpedition. Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador & Advisor

Panelists

Obaid Alshamsi, Acting Director of Biodiversity Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Kehkashan Basu, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, United Nations Human Rights Champion, Former Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founder of Green Hope Foundation

Karim A Jisr, Executive Director, SEE INSTITUTE

Edurne Gil De San Vicente, Programs Director, The Water Alliance Association

 

14:00 – 15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Why ethical sourcing matters in business

Moderator

Phil Knight, Founder, Just Enough and Blah

Panelists

Sam Achampong, Head of CIPS MENA, FCIPS

Taryn Hipwell, Founder, Beyond the Label

Kyle Parsons, Founder, Indosole

Sara Abdellatif Omer, Account Director, FCIPS 

DAY 2 – 04 FEBRUARY 2020 – ARABIC
MIDDLE EAST YOUTH EXPO 

  • The entire programme of Day 2 will be conducted in Arabic

MC: Hassan Alsheikh, Radio Host and TV/YouTube Personality

Main Theatre

09:30 – 09:40

GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY

Youth Leaders

H.E. Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah

 

09:40 – 09:50

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY 

Mashael Al Ansari, Climate Change Specialist at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)

09:50 – 10:10

GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY

TBC

10:10 – 10:30

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Making of An Entrepreneur

Anas Bukhash, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Ahdaaf Sports Club and Founder of Bukhash Brothers, Chalk, and Buke

10:30 – 10:50

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

From Pain to Hope

Mohammed Alaydaroos, Associate Sustainability Pavilion Ambassador, Expo 2020

10:50 – 11:10

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Dream, Believe, Do!

Zahra Lari, International figure skater and first figure skater to compete in hijab, five times UAE Champion

11:10 – 11:30

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

Magdy Abdel-Zayed, Ambassador to Helm Foundation and student life director

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 13:20

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Preparing for Tomorrow, Today.

This keynote will touch upon the following;
– lifelong learning is your way to immunize yourself against challenges throughout your life.
– defining your own vision, purpose and personal mission/brand.

Marwa Kassem, Learning & Training Consultant, Empowering Women and Youth Everywhere

13.20 – 13.40

STEM

Ali Al Mansoori – Genes in Space UAE Competition Winner and founder of Emirati Astronaut

13.40 – 14.00

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Taim Al Falasi – Internet Filmaker, Vlogger and founder of Taim AlFalasi Network

14.00 – 14.20

DIGITAL INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA

Hassan Al Sheikh, Radio Host and TV/YouTube Personality

14:20 – 14:40

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

From the Middle East to the World

Jarah Al Hawamdeh, Mountaineer & Campaigner for Refugees and Cancer Patients

14:40 – 15.00

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

The journey to reaching the top

Dolores Shellah, First Arab woman to scale the Mt. Everest from the Northeast Ridge, working with Sustainable City Dubai to raise awareness for the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals

Theatre 1

9:30 – 10:30 WORKSHOP

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Making your own waves

 – Mind mapping, inspiration & creating mood boards for any idea.

– Process and consistency

– Challenges, fears & tears how to overcome it? How to love losing instead of being scared of it (stop wishing start doing, take risks because fear kills growth)

– Between focusing and multitasking

– Responsibility (Impact of social media on other girls and how does it contribute in the society)

– How it is to be an Emirati female entrepreneur

Taim Al Falasi, Internet Film Maker, Vlogger & Founder, Taim Alfalasi Network

10:30 – 11:30 WORKSHOP

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Key to Success! Thriving today and everyday.

This workshop takes participants on an engaging and interactive introspective journey, through which they will discover their own intrinsic motivators, learning style preferences and what it means to ‘live a life of purpose’.

Marwa Kassem, Learning and Training Consultant, Empowering Women and Youth Everywhere

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13.00 – 14.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY

Engaging communities for a better world

Panelists

Abdullah Al Shehhi, Dubai Cares

Hamad Alaydaroos, Youth Media Council Member

 

14:00 – 15.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The world of non-profit organisations: Maintaining Profit & Purpose 

Moderator

Amena Elsaie, Co-Founder of Helm Foundation & CEO Helm Consulting Pioneering Non-Profit focussing on empowering persons with disabilities

Panelists

Noor Al Obaid, Kuwaiti Human Rights Activist and Founder of non-profit organisation, Bake and Educate

Heba Sayed, Marketing Manager, IBM MENA

Theatre 2

09:30 – 10:30 WORKSHOP

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Social Entrepreneurship: Discover your passion and path to change the world

Ever dream of changing the world or making a real impact? You are invited to roll up your sleeves and join a workshop that will take you through a roadmap of how to change lives of people around the world. Based on Amena’s experience as CEO of a social enterprise, this workshop will also feature stories of persons of determination who have created their own social entrepreneurship. This interactive learning experience will give you an overview of social entrepreneurship. You’ll begin to identify a problem you care about, understand the considerations needed for making an impact, while being financial viable and sustainable, and learn about how various entrepreneurs have scaled their social enterprises.

Amena Elsaie, Co-Founder of Helm Foundation & CEO Helm Consulting Pioneering Non-Profit focussing on empowering

10:30 – 11:30 WORKSHOP

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

Hang out in the dark

This engaging workshop aims to promote acceptance, tolerance and inclusion, which ultimately form the fabric of a healthy society that is founded on the individual’s right to happiness and well-being. Through a series of fun activities, interactive discussion, and immersive techniques, participants will explore and reflect on what it means to live happily and independently, regardless of external circumstances. The workshop’s main message is that in this increasingly fast paced world, with challenges around every corner, only those equipped with creativity, patience, and resilience will thrive.

Shaimaa Ibrahim, Advocate for the rights for people with disability and empowerment of visually impaired women in Egypt

Amena Elsaie, Co-Founder of Helm Foundation & CEO Helm Consulting Pioneering Non-Profit focussing on empowering persons with disabilities

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Developing a sporting mindset to achieve wider goals

Panelists

Zahra Lari, International figure skater and first figure skater to compete in hijab, five times UAE Champion

Jarah Al Hawamdeh, Mountaineer & Campaigner for Refugees and Cancer Patients

Dolores Shellah, First Arab woman to scale the Mt. Everest from the Northeast Ridge, working with Sustainable City Dubai to raise awareness for the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals

14:00 – 15:00 WORKSHOP

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Hanan Al Samak, Author and Self-Development Coach

Theatre 3

09.30 – 10:30 WORKSHOP

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

TBC

10:30 – 11:30 WORKSHOP

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Fostering our superpowers for good

Rehab Eldalil, Documentary Photographer and Co-Founder of Catherine Exists; an initiative that empowers Bedouin communities in South Sinai

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13.00 – 14.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

The power of Determination – POD as an inspiration on achieving goals and seeing through barriers

Moderator

Shaimaa Ibrahim, Advocate for the rights for people with disability and empowerment of visually impaired women in Egypt 

Panelists

Mohammed Alaydaroos, Associate Sustainability Pavilion Ambassador, Expo 2020

Shaimaa Ibrahim, Advocate for the rights for people with disability and empowerment of visually impaired women in Egypt

Fatma Al Jassim, Member of the advisory council for empowering people of determination, First Emirati youth delegate at the UN Conferences Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and the Global Disability Summit

Magdy Abdel-Zayed, Ambassador to Helm Foundation and student life director

14:00 – 15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

STEM

5 Big questions: The Future of Science

Moderator

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, Post-Doctoral Associate, NYU Abu Dhabi

Panelists

Alia Al Mansoori, Genes in Space UAE Competition Winner, Loaded onto the August 2017 SPACEX CRS-12 Mission. Founder of Emirati Astronaut

Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Youth Scientist and Ambassador of the Future

Wasayef Saif Altaneiji, Member of Sharjah Youth Council  

DAY 3 – 05 FEBRUARY 2020 – ENGLISH
MIDDLE EAST YOUTH EXPO 

 

MC: Khalid Al Ameri, Emirati Vlogger, bringing the world closer, one video at a time

Main Theatre

09:30 – 09:50 

OPENING ADDRESS

Globalization of Compassion and Youth

Kailash Satyarthi, MEYE’s Ambassador of Honour, Nobel Peace Laureate

09:50 – 10.10

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Modest Fashion, Style and Sustainability 

Mariah Idrissi, Model & leading voice on modest fashion. First hijab wearing model to feature in an international fashion campaign for H&M

10.10 – 10:30

DIGITAL, TECH & MEDIA

Hameed Yousuf, Pioneer Ambassador Digital, Technology and Media MEYE 2019 and member of the Youth Media Council

10:30 – 10:50

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Youth Impacts on Sustainable Development 

Kehkashan Basu, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, United Nations Human Rights Champion, Former Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founder of Green Hope Foundation

10:50 – 11:10

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Fashion design for sustainability

Noorin Khamisani, Faculty Member, DIDI

11.10 – 11:30

GOVENMENT & SOCIETY

Responsible Tourism: Experiences that involve animals & wildlife

Cassandra Koenen, Global Head of Campaign: Animals of the Wild (Exotic Pets) at World Animal Protection 

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 13:20

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

TBC

13:20 – 13:40

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A journey to create something with meaning – Indosole

Kyle Parsons, Founder, Indosole

13:40 – 14:00

DIGITAL, TECH & MEDIA

Harnessing the power of tech to sustain life

Arabella Willing, Marine Biologist, Conservation Education Team at Emirates Nature – WWF and Co-Chair of the Abu Dhabi Chapter of Emirates Natural History Group

14:00 – 14:20

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

The Myth of Philanthropy

People look at philanthropy and charity work as different things but they are one. You don’t have to be a millionaire be a philanthropist.

H.E. Dr. Sara Al Madani, Entrepreneur and Board Member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry & The UAE SME Council in the Ministry of Economy of Dubai

14:20 – 14:40

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

Gender Equality in Politics

Safaath Ahmed Zahir, Social Entrepreneur, Financial Analyst & Women’s Rights Advovate

14:40 – 15:00

GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY

Community engagement

Arwa Al Ali, Head of NQA Youth Council, National Qualification Authority

Theatre 1

09:30 – 10:30 WORKSHOP

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

Safaath Ahmed Zahir, Social Entrepreneur, Financial Analyst & Women’s Rights Advocate

10:30 – 11:30 WORKSHOP

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Strength, Resilience and Flow

Ronald Lalonde, Regional Manager of The Institute of Positive Education and Founder of Riverspath Coaching and Consulting

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

How social ventures can change the world

Moderator

Eric Lentz, Senior Vice President and Artistic Director, Up With People

Panelists

Edurne Gil De San Vincent, Programs Director, The Water Alliance Association

Kehkashan Basu, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, United Nations Human Rights Champion, Former Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founder of Green Hope Foundation

14:00 – 15:00 WORKSHOP

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Localising the SDGs – Youth as Change-makers

Kehkashan Basu, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, United Nations Human Rights Champion, Former Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founder of Green Hope Foundation

Theatre 2

9.30 – 10:30 PANEL DISCUSSION

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Cultural intelligence: Breaking Barriers

Moderator

Geordon Rendle, Ministry of Tolerance

Panelists

Wilbur Sargunaraj, Founder of Worldwide Wilbur, inspiring people across the world that we can all be ‘simple superstars’

Eric Lentz, Senior Vice President and Artistic Director, Up With People

Walter Belcher, Director of Camp, Up With People

10.30 – 11.30 PANEL DISCUSSION

TBC

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 14:00 WORKSHOP

TBC

 

 

14:00 – 15:00 WORKSHOP

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Circular Fashion

This workshop takes the concept of a circularity and applies it to the field of fashion.  Participants will learn how to design for the circular economy, with a special focus on life cycle thinking and circular design decisions.  By exploring existing garments as a starting point, learners will understand how to move from linear (take, make, waste) to circular thinking.

Noorin Khamisani, Faculty Member, DIDI

Theatre 3

09:30 – 10:30 PANEL DISCUSSION

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Sports for a cause

Panelists

Amna Al Haddad, Sports Pioneer, UAE Olympic Weightlifting Team

Nick Watson, Former Royal Marine and Fitness Expert, #TEAMANGELWOLF

Lee Ryan, Endurance athlete, 5 x Guinness world record holder and Captain of Adidas Runners Dubai & Abu Dhabi

10:30 – 11:00 WORKSHOP

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Empowering women in the workplace

Assia Riccio, Founder of social enterprise, Evolvin’ Women

11:00 – 11:30

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

“Where are you from?” Navigating Cultures

Is this question hard to answer? Maybe that’s because you’re a cross-cultural kid (CCK), someone who has grown up moving between nations and cultures with little or no reference to your passport nationality! Emiratis who attend international schools, Indians who have never lived in India, Filipinos who barely speak Tagalog and Canadians who don’t even know how to ice skate! It’s confusing AND awesome! Let’s journey together!

Geordon Rendle, Ministry of Tolerance

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 14:00 WORKSHOP

GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY

Empowering Youth

•The importance of UAE Vision 2071 for youth

•Experience of the UAE Youth Leaders Program and experience of Youth Councils

•Opportunities and career paths and the importance of research and development

•Self Development

•Participation in voluntary initiatives

•Investing in youth and positive citizenship

Arwa Al Ali, Head of NQA Youth Council, National Qualification Authority

14:00 – 15:00 WORKSHOP

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Success! It all depends upon your degree of resilience

Maryam Ehsani, International Child Rights Advisor for UN. Founder and CEO Child Safe Me