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Speaker Programme

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

  • The entire programme of Day 1 will be conducted in Arabic

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

Main Theatre

09:30- 09.55

Opening Ceremony

 

National Athem

Shoko Umezawa, Violinist

 

Welcome

Hassan Alsheikh, Radio Host and TV/YouTube Personality

 

MEYE Opening Performance

Laurence  & Charlene De Guzman, Emirates Autism Awareness Ambassador

 

Opening Announcement

Hamad Mohammed Hasan Al Shehi & Omar Al Dhiyebi, MEYE 2020 Pioneer Ambassadors Sport, Leisure & Entertainment 

 

9.55– 10:15

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

From Pain to Hope

Understand how perseverance can help you achieve your goals. Hear my story and be inspired on the variety of opportunities available and the level of achievements possible with passion and determination.

Mohammed Alaydaroos, Associate Sustainability Pavilion Ambassador, Expo 2020

10.15– 10.35

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Overview of the Central Bank of the UAE 

Yasir Alobeidli – Senior Analyst and CBUAE Youth Council Member at Central Bank UAE

 

10:35 – 10:50

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Making of An Entrepreneur

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

10:50 – 11:10

DIGITAL INNOVATION, Technology & MEDIA

Love, Money & Success…A Mindset

It is a transformation journey towards finding the true powers of oneself. Touching on the problems and issues most of us face in love, money, food & health, social, school & career.

It’s all about your mindset and perspective. If you address your financial aspects of your life differently, more money will come, or to be exact, better money will come. This applies on everything you are looking for.

You don’t need a motivational speech, I’m not a motivational speaker, nor a life coaching session, I’m not a life coach, you only need a new perspective on YOU. Happy YOU, In love YOU, Rich YOU, Successful YOU, Famous YOU, Focused YOU and all the YOU’s you can think of needs only YOU.

Transformation needs time, overnight success takes years, love needs constant work and millions are attracted to hard work… I’ll open your eyes on your very own HOW.

Hassan Alsheikh, Radio Host and TV/YouTube Personality

11.10-11.30

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Dream, Believe, Do!

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

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

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

From the Middle East to the World

Description

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

13.40 – 14.00

STEM

My journey to space

I will walk the youth through my experience in discovering the science field and what it means to study bioligical life in space

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

14.00 – 14.20

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Emirati Dream

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

14:20 – 14:40

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

When Attitude Defines Altitude

This session will give you a brief overview of what disability is as well as the added value that people with disabilities have in society.

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

14.40 – 15.00

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

The journey to reaching the top

Learn how every obstacle and challenge you face will always lead to a bigger mission with focus, determination and perseverance. Hear my story on climbing Everest and where it’s brought me today.

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

10.00 – 11.00 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

11.00 – 12.00 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

Non-profits working with communities on a grassroots level including volunteerism, outreach community engagement and development.

Moderator

May Ali Sayed, Facilitator, Public Speaker and Moderator

Panelists

Abdullah Al Shehhi, Dubai Cares

Hani Alzubaidi, CEO, Make A Wish Foundation UAE

Salam Hamzeh, Founder and President of SmallWorld International Foundation

Sarah Shuhail, General Director of Ewa’a Shelters for Victims of Human Trafficking

 

14:00 – 15.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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

Moderator

Amena Elsaie, Co-Founder of HELM a pioneering social enterprise 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

10.00 – 11.00 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 a pioneering social enterprise empowering Persons with Disabilities

11.00 – 12.00 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 a pioneering social enterprise 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

Moderator 

Omar Al Dhiyebi, Sports, Leisure and Entertainment Pioneer Ambassador for MEYE 2020

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

Theatre 3

11.00 -12.00 WORKSHOP

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Fostering our superpowers for good

Everyone has a super-power, something that we’re not just good at but also passionate about. What makes our super-powers is what we are capable of doing with them – to use those powers for the greater good. In this workshop we’ll learn how to identify our powers and use them to start social initiatives, movements and/or projects. Using art as inspiration and discussing the strength of collaboration; this workshop is aimed to be your starting point for social, cultural and artistic activism & advocacy.  

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

1. Learning how to utilize tolerance and resilience to your path to success
2. Understanding ways to overcome challenges in the process
3. Identifying your role in wider development and future of the community

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

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

Mona Alhamed, doctor at Sheikh Khalifa medical city in Abu Dhabi

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

 

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

Main Theatre

09:30 – 09:50

OPENING CEREMONY

National Athem 

Shoko Umezawa, Violinist 

 

Welcome

Hassan Alsheikh, Radio Host and TV/YouTube Personality

 

MEYE Opening Performance

Laurence  & Charlene De Guzman, Emirates Autism Awareness Ambassador

 

Keynote

Klas Moldeus, United Nations Water

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

 

Opening Announcement

Anthony Ford-Shubrook OBE, UN Young Leader for the SDGS and Advocacy Assistantfor AbleChildAfrica

09.50 – 10.10

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Seas of Plastic

Sally will share her stories of adventure and discovery from life as a Mission Leader for eXXpedition. From sailing through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to crossing the Caribbean Sea, Sally has seen the devastating impacts of plastic pollution in our ocean and is keen to share her insights to developing upstream solutions here on land.

Sally Earthrowl, Mission Leader and Head of Action and Outreach  with eXXpedition an organisation running all-female sailing missions carrying out scientific research on plastic pollution and its impact on the health of our oceans and our bodies.

10.10 – 10.30

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

10:30 – 10.50

STEM 

My journey to space

I will walk the youth through my experience in discovering the science field and what it means to study bioligical life in space

Alia Al Mansoori, Genes in Space, UAE Competition winner, loaded onto the August SPACEX CRS-12 Mission, Founder of Emirati Astronaut

10.50 -11.10

EDUCATION & TRAINING 

New world. New skills.

Randa Bahsoun, Partner in PwC and New world. New skills. Middle East Lead

11.10 – 11.30

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

11.30 – 11.50

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

How to be a Culturally Intelligent Simple Superstar

Wilbur’s Simple Superstar message invites us to travel with him into a world in which we celebrate difference and embrace the learning brought to us by newfound friends. Wilbur’s curiosity offers us access to parts of ourselves that only come to life when we are encountering the other. In this keynote he offers young people questions that bring out the values of humility, vulnerability, acceptance, generosity, service, and simplicity–the values that make us our best human selves. This message will help young people think about the impact they can have through simple acts of kindness and curiosity in an increasingly globalized world.

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

 

11:50 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

13:00 – 13:20

EDUCATION & TRAINING

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

In this talk, Dr. Lalonde will explore questions of passion, purpose, and contribution with young people. Using research about purpose and personal fulfillment, Dr. Lalonde will discuss some of the life events and forces that can derail purpose, and discuss methods to stay on track, and to improve results on a daily basis.

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

13:40 – 14:00

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Life Lessons from my Olympic Journey: Directing your life

From Depression to qualifying for the Olympics.  A very personal and raw talk about turning pain into power, Amna will speak about her personal journey with mental health and how sports gave her hope. 1 out of 4 people suffer from mental illness. In today’s fast-paced world, the pressure to succeed is great, yet each human has a limited capacity for what they can handle. During this heart-to-heart talk with the youth, Amna will delve into key life lessons from her Olympic journey, and the importance of reframing thoughts and taking action in achieving mental well-being.

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

Bullied for a decade, diagnosed with a mental illness at 13, and labelled as a student with “no hope”, Daniel Merza will reveal how he faced up to his tormentors at 16 and turned his life around 180 degrees – to create a life of achievements. Engaging, interactive and impactful, audience members will discover the power of becoming the leader of their life through greater self-awareness, self-belief, and resilience – leaving empowered and inspired to get the “monkeys” of their back. 

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

 

Theatre 1

10.00 – 11.00 PANEL DISCUSSION 

GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY 

Story Telling from the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals

– Learning about the leadership journey of UN staff members in the UAE
– Exploring your purpose and visioning a future in international development work
– Exchanging ideas through interactive discussion with participants

Moderator

Klas Moldeus, United Nations Water

Panelists 

Hannah Beswick, Partnerships Specialist, UN Women

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

Ameera Azzam, Protection Officer with UNHCR

11.00 – 12.00 WORKSHOP

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Explore the potential solutions to plastic pollution and discover where you can make a difference.

Sally Earthrowl, Mission Leader and Head of Action and Outreach  with eXXpedition an organisation running all-female sailing missions carrying out scientific research on plastic pollution and its impact on the health of our oceans and our bodies.

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

13:00 – 14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

DIGITAL INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY & 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 and member of the Youth Media Council

Shafique Ibrahim, Group Head of IT, Al Fardan Group

Reem Hameed, CEO and cofounder of Collective, a partner in Dukkan Media, Co-host of the Dukkan Show

Hussam ElHage, Head of Digital @ Arabian Automobiles | Digital Transformer | Living on the Advertiser Side of Media | Speaker | Writer | Podcaster

 

14:00 – 15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Think before you post!

Do you consider the impact of your post before you hit send or publish? Find out ways to think twice before posting. Each post has a variety of emotional and mental implications towards your followers and beyond.

Objectives:

• Learning about why it is important to be thoughtful about what you post online.

• Identifying a range of questions and areas you should consider before posting online.

• Exploring impact – both positive and negative – that posts can have on others, the community, and yourself.

Moderator

Tina Wadhwa, Founder of New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)’s Office of Health Promotion.

Panelists

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

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

Mazoon Al Zadjali, Youth Advocate, Peer Educator, Focal point of Youth Peer Education Network Oman

Amna Al Haddad, Sports pioneer, journalist, mental health advocate

Theatre 2

10.00 – 11.00 WORKSHOP

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Combatting Exploitation in the Modern World

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

11.00 – 12.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Changing the status quo for a positive future

Objectives:

Understanding how youth can best be consulted in matters of educational change
Learning how youth can get involved in improving their school climate
Identifying key issues that young people feel they are facing in their adolescence and early adult lives

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

Leader of your life

Bullied for a decade, diagnosed with a mental illness at 13, and labelled as a student with “no hope”, Daniel Merza will reveal how he faced up to his tormentors at 16 and turned his life around 180 degrees – to create a life of achievements. Engaging, interactive and impactful, audience members will discover the power of becoming the leader of their life through greater self-awareness, self-belief, and resilience – leaving empowered and inspired to get the “monkeys” of their back. 

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

Case studies of Green Hope empowering young people in driving the implementation of the SDGs across different geographies using ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a transformative tool

Kekhashan 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

10.00 – 11.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Can fashion be responsible?

Objectives:

1. Learning what innovative fabrics and manufacturing process to look for when searching for responsible fashion
2. Identifying the choices you as a consumer can consider
3. Understanding the methods in how fashion can elevate social causes

Moderator

Taryn Hipwell, Founder, Beyond the Label

Panelists

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

Kyle Parsons, Founder, Indosole

Ali Elnwawi Docto  and Social Entrepreneurs who co-founded ethical fashion brand Scarabaeus Sacer

11.00 – 12.00 WORKSHOP

TOLERANCE, RESILIENCE & HAPPINESS

Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership for a Sustainable World

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

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

– Understanding the local and global challenges of environmental issues that can potentially save the planet
– Evaluating how to shift behaviors at different levels, from grassroot organisations to inter-governmental bodies
– Identifying the power every individual has to use their unique ‘superpowers’ to make mor sustainable lifestyle choices

Moderator

Sally Earthrowl, Mission Leader and Head of Action and Outreach  with eXXpedition an organisation running all-female sailing missions carrying out scientific research on plastic pollution and its impact on the health of our oceans and our bodies.

Panelists

Kekhashan 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 El-Jisr, Chief Sustainability Officer – Social

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

Objectives:

1. Understanding the level of power young people have to change the world
2. Identifying how to shift our decisions for a positive impact
3. Learning how to shift your shopping habits so that manufacturers can implement change

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 3 – 05 FEBRUARY 2020 – ENGLISH
MIDDLE EAST YOUTH EXPO 

 

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

Main Theatre

09:30 – 09:50 

OPENING ADDRESS

Globalization of Compassion and Youth

Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi will inspire the youth to stand up for the rights of those children and youth whose rights have been violated. 

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

 

09:50 – 10.10

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Modest Fashion, Style and Sustainability 

The irony of advocating for Modest Fashion – an industry worth billions of dollars, whilst also supporting the movement towards Sustainability and Ethical Trade. Mariah asks us how we can do better as a collective, touching on our consumer culture and its effects on our planet. Mariah will discuss her journey into the fashion industry and what led her to openly discuss her issues within it.

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

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Youth Impacts on Sustainable Development 

The critical importance of youth engagement in the Sustainable Development process and its linkages to peace, gender, climate justice and biodiversity.

Kekhashan 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

10:30 – 10:50

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Fashion design for sustainability

Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice.

Noorin Khamisani, Faculty Member, DIDI

10:50 – 11:10 

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY 

Responsible Tourism: Experiences that involve animals & wildlife

Wildlife tourism is a huge part of the tourism industry, but it isn’t always as responsible or sustainable as it should be. Travellers choices can make that vital difference between responsible animal tourism and unethical tourism that exploits animals, and each individual has the power and the responsibility as a global citizen to ensure tourism has a positive impact on wildlife welfare and conservation.

Michael Huxley, published author, professional adventurer and founder of the travel website Bemused Backpacker

11.10 – 11:30

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A journey to create something with meaning – Indosole

Kyle Parsons, Founder, Indosole

11:30 – 11:50 

DIGITAL INNOVATION, TECHOLOGY & MEDIA

Harnessing the power of tech to sustain life

Discover how we can use our smartphones to harness our curiosity and protect the wildlife and wild places we love.

Arabella Willing, Outreach & Research Manager, Conservation Education Team at Emirates Nature-WWF and Co-Chair of the Abu Dhabi Chapter of the Emirates Natural History Group

11:50 – 12:10

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

The Myth of Philanthropy

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

12:10 – 12:30

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENURSHIP

Financial Fraud Awareness

An overview regarding financial fraud presented by the Financial Intelligence Unit in the Central Bank of the UAE. The session will include an introduction to different types of financial fraud and the role of the Central Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit in the process. Join this session to get insights into how you can combat and not fall victim for fraud.

Manar Hasan Al Marzouqi, Senior Specialist Central Bank of UAE

12:30 – 12.50 

CLOSING ADDRESS

INTERACTIVE Q&A

Youth will be encouraged to ask questions about the life and work of Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi!

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

 

 

Theatre 1

10.00 – 10.45 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

10.45 – 11.30 WORKSHOP

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Strength, Resilience and Flow\

In this workshop, we explore the science behind optimal engagement: We will learn techniques to monitor our own thought patterns, to practice effectively, and to create conditions for maximum learning.

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

11:30 – 12:15 PANEL DISCUSSION

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

How social ventures can change the world

Moderator

TBC

Panelists

Linda Merieau, Executive Director, The Water Alliance Association

Kekhashan Basu, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founder of Green Hope Foundation

Nick Watson, Former Royal Marine and Fitness Expert #TEAMMANAGELWOLF Lee Ryan, ‘The Running Man’ and Captain of adidas Runners Dubai & adidas Runners Abu Dhabi

12:15 – 13:00 WORKSHOP

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY

Localizing the SDGs – Youth as Changemakers

Case studies of Green Hope empowering young people in driving the implementation of the SDGs across different geographies using ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a transformative tool.

Kekhashan Basu, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founder of Green Hope Foundation

Theatre 2

10.00 – 10.45 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’

Dr. Robert Kubinec, Assistant Professor of Political Science, New York University

10.45 – 11.30 WORKSHOP

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Financial Literacy and Awareness

An engaging panel discussion regarding financial literacy with panelists from the banking industry and the Central Bank of the UAE. The discussion will encompass financial literacy as a concept along with its importance and will tackle real life examples that pertain to the youth including guidance regarding their future.

Moderator:

Fatimah Al Shamsi, Assistant Specialist and CBUAE Youth Council Member, Central Bank UAE

Panelist:

Shahab Al Zaabi, Head of Licensing at Central Bank UAE

Awatif Al Harmoody, General Manager, Operational Governance – EIB / Member of UBF Operations Committee, Central Bank UAE

Sami Al Awadi, Chief Compliance Officer – Noor Bank / Member of UBF Compliance Committee, Central Bank UAE

11:30 – 12:15 WORKSHOP

DIGITAL INNOVATION, TECHOLOGY & MEDIA

ABCD – Anybody can Digital

Hameed Yousuf, Pioneer Ambassador Digital, Technology and Media MEYE 2020 and member of the Youth Media Council

12:15 – 13:00 WORKSHOP

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Success! It all depends upon your degree of resilience

What does resilience really mean? Does it mean more struggles and problems to manage? Does it mean more of painful experience? We all go through phases in life where we think we can’t move forward. Where nothing is possible. However if you think about strength and resilience they well go together hand in hand. Strength and resilience will lead to passion and success.

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

 

Theatre 3

10:00 – 10.45 PANEL DISCUSSION

SPORTS, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Sports for a cause

To demonstrate the power of sports, promoting teamwork, resilience & determination whilst using sports as a platform to generate awareness/fundraising/creating impact on important causes.

Moderator

Peter W Dicce, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Athletics at NYU Abu Dhabi

Panelists

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

Anas Abu Baker, business graduate, sport scientist and expert in athletic development

10:45 – 11: 30 WORKSHOP

ART, FASHION & CULTURE

Unchained – My liberated journey

In this workshop you will learn about going against all odds, giving up everything you relied on and pursuing your dreams. May Kassem is a Psychologist, Positive Discipline Educator and Social Entrepreneur that will help you delve deep into your psyche to access hidden parts of you that will guide you to professional & personal fulfilment.

May Kassem, Psychologist and Social Entrepreneurs who co-founded ethical fashion brand Scarabaeus Sacer

11:30 – 12:15 WORKSHOP

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

12:15 – 13.00 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