NAMA Center recently had remarkable participation in the activities of the Qatari Youth Forum. In its second edition, the event had several activities that followed three main orientations.

At the NAMA Pavillion, services provided to youth were presented, along with the outcome of the social entrepreneurs’ development project. In parallel, the Center’s team in cooperation with Qatar University’s Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), supervised the management of several workshops to identify the visions of young people and to discuss the challenges and obstacles facing their progress and participation in community development, as well as their views on ways to develop youth work.

The Center set up its pavilion to be an interactive platform managed by ‘Sama Nama’ youth, in order to motivate young people to participate in community service, discuss the various activities of Sama Nama’s youth, present their community projects and encourage them through dialogue to engage in building projects at the Center.

The main topics of discussion were social entrepreneurship, how to engage in projects that serve the community and different types of community service projects, while providing enough space for young people to present their ideas, express their views and their aspirations, or share their creations and innovations. The idea was to highlight the role of youth in contributing to the development of the community, towards the realisation of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Entrepreneurship Department participated in various events at the Qatari Youth Forum with a number of projects incubated by NAMA Center. Participants in the ‘Influencers’ segment included Al Jazi Al Manaa, Latifa Al Bouainin, Roqaya Issa Al Sada and Fatima Ibrahim Al Ansari. Meanwhile, Salem Khamis Saif Al Alawi, Hind Abdulmalik and Ghanem Al Kuwari participated in the ‘Wings’ segment. As for the ‘Restaurant’ activity, the participants were Mubarak Mohammed Al Khulaifi, Khuloud Rashid Jassem Rashid Al Rumaihi and Aisha Mubarak Marzouq Al Abdullah.

Many important issues were discussed at this year’s Youth Forum, the most important of which was to focus on the recommendations of the first Youth Forum, inform the youth of what has been achieved, as well as open doors to participants and allow young people to present their experiences and exchange expertise and knowledge.

It is worth mentioning that NAMA Center recently signed two cooperation agreements with CHSS and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in order to explore the best opportunities and mechanisms to develop youth programmes offered by the Center, as well as the constant pursuit of implementing the best practices in practical and scientific applications for empowerment and capacity-building programmes.