MENAACTION’s Team Meets with Jordanian Youth Minister H.E. Dr. Fares Braizat

On Wednesday, Youth Minister Dr. Fares Brizat participated in an interactive session on “Youth in the Middle East and North Africa, Challenges and Opportunities”, organized by MENAACTION via Zoom. The meeting was attended by the organization’s President, Mohamed Abu Dalhoum, Director of Communications and Communication Hamza Al-Anafassi, Director of Public Policy Chris Abu Khaled, The Director of the Human Rights, Saumaun Heiat. It discussed youth challenges and opportunities in the region in general and in Jordan in particular. Including economic challenges and unemployment, the session discussed the importance of focusing on and supporting the digital economy and developing skills related to emerging sectors and entrepreneurship as some solutions to address youth unemployment in the region.

The session also discussed how to strengthen young people’s capacities as active citizens, stakeholders and decision makers in their future, and how to enhance youth representation in decision-making positions in their countries. Dr. Braizat spoke about the Ministry’s work with some ministries and the Independent Electoral Commission to promote effective participation of young people in democratic life before and after elections.

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