Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its Reach Out to Asia programme (ROTA), launches their annual Youth Conference EMPOWER virtually this year, under the theme ‘Youth Mobilization for Inclusion, Peace and Security’.

During the current highly challenging times of COVID-19 global pandemic, ROTA is working tirelessly to prepare for the conference and is very proud to be holding the 12th edition.

This year’s theme – Youth Mobilization for Inclusion, Peace and Security – supports the government’s efforts to host the inaugural High-Level Global Conference on Strengthening Youth Inclusion in Complex Peace Processes, in partnership with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

The conference is scheduled to run until 19 July. Topics to be covered will follow four thematic pillars: Media and Technology, Sport and Art, Nation Building and Environment, and Climate Change. The conference will be moderated by these international and national organisations:

  • Qatar Development Fund
  • Global Coalition for Youth, Peace and Security,
  • Silatech Foundation
  • Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
  • UNDP
  • Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Barca Foundation
  • Doha Film Institute

EMPOWER 2020 will reaffirm the belief of EAA Foundation in building on the strengths of young people for sustainable development in the spirit of peace, inclusion, cultural diversity and understanding.


According to ROTA Acting Executive Director Abdulla Al Abdulla, EMPOWER 2020 adds significant value to EAA’s vision in bringing new life chances, hope and opportunities to improve the lives of youth. He said that the conference has provided a platform for youth from different countries to network with the youth of Qatar, as well as provided an excellent opportunity to learn from each other’s best practices, exchange ideas and discuss their visions and projects that address local and international developmental issues.

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