Arab Bank sponsored three delegates to represent Jordan at the One Young World Summit that was held in Zurich recently. One Young World is the world’s first global youth leadership summit bringing together 1200 delegates from 170 countries to discuss issues facing the world today and draft resolutions to shape the future.
The three delegates sponsored by Arab Bank included Ms. Afnan Ali, Mr. Rami Al Qadi, and Dr. Zaid Altheeb as they represented Jordan during the three days conference.
Ms. Dina Shoman, Executive Vice President -Branding at Arab Bank, commented: “The One Young World Summit encourages youth to become active and involved in the global debate on important issues that will come to shape their future.” Ms. Shoman explained: “Arab Bank sponsored the delegates as part of its commitment to support Jordanian youth and also as part of its strong belief that their involvement in global issues can reflect positively on local community development.”
Ms. Afnan Ali, who completed her degree in electrical and communication engineering from the Hashemite University, took a particular interest in the topics of poverty, innovation and entrepreneurship, commented: “The Summit stressed on the importance of dialogue and tolerance between different cultures, faiths and civilizations; overall it was a great learning experience.”
Mr. Al Qadi, who graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Jordan, and currently works as a managing partner at a private company, said: “I learned that the smallest contribution to the community can make a difference, because once you do it, others will join and it will spread further.”
Dr. Altheeb, a medical doctor of internal medicine, also commented on his experience at the Summit, saying: “We spent three days sharing ideas and hearing from global leaders in business, politics and activism.” Dr. Altheeb also added: “Young people are very important in the Middle East because they represent the majority of the population.”
The conference included sessions in which delegates were guided by a group of international figures including Nobel Peace prize winners Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Muhammad Yunus, philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof, Egyptian activities Wael Ghonim and European business leaders.