Recent report finds education key to empowering Arab youth

Recent report finds education key to empowering Arab youth
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The fast growing Arab youth's way to achieve their dreams goes through education according to a WEF report.
The fast growing Arab youth's way to achieve their dreams goes through education according to a WEF report.
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Mustafa Al-Shimali
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World Economic Forum
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civil society

The high ambitions and aspirations of Arab youth, who make up the majority of Arab populations, require access to a high quality education to be materialized, a World Economic Forum report has concluded.

The Global Agenda Outlook 2013 report release coincides with the start of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan.

The providing education and jobs key factors for the materialization of the aspirations of youth in the Middle East and North Africa region, reads the report.

The WEF urged governments to focus on achieving sustainable development, creating jobs and improving the quality of the education to meet the aspirations of their people. The report findings would be thoroughly discussed by the participants in the three-day event.

The Global Agenda Outlook 2013 is a publication of the Network of Global Agenda Councils, a unique network of over 1,500 of the world's most relevant experts from academia, business, civil society, government and international organizations.

This report provides insights and views into pressing global issues, through a collection of survey results and interactive discussions among Members of the Network. The survey data combines 1500 responses from GAC Members and industry leaders.

The Global Agenda Outlook 2013 is structured around six chapters, each tackling a specific issue: globalization, economic growth, geopolitical risks, hyperconnectivity, the post-2015 development agenda, and values. Each chapter is intended to offer readers a taste of a conversation between two experts, complemented by data from the Global Agenda Survey.

Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mustafa Al-Shimali is leading Kuwait's delegation to the regional event held under the theme "Advancing Conditions for Growth and Resilience." The meeting attracts over 900 leaders from the Gulf region, the Levant, North Africa and internationally. In total, more than 70 public figures, including 30 ministers from 15 countries are taking part in the event.

Representatives of business, government, civil society, youth and media will come together to better understand and discuss the greater region's challenges like youth unemployment, transparency, income disparity, private sector development and infrastructure.

The event program has been shaped around three core areas: new partnerships for employment, entrepreneurship and infrastructure; strengthening economic governance; and advancing regional cooperation and resilience.

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