* It has been announced on October 18th, that the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in the MENA held two workshops in collaboration with the League of Arab States. These workshops will take place in the context of the 2021 Summer Training Programme of the League. These workshops were focused on humanitarian action. Presented by OCHA representatives, it focused on the various aspects of humanitarian action such as its history, legal framework or basic humanitarian standards. Mohamed Khater, the Regional Director for the OCHA has stated that it was important that "young people in the Arab region recognize the various aspects of humanitarian action".
* UNESCO, in collaboration with the Abdullah Al-Fawzan Foundation, is launching the first Saudi international award to encourage young scientists in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This award aims to promote the development of these fields and promote a work ethic to the youth, while providing them with the skills necessary in STEM. The biannual award, is overseen by a jury of five world-renowned experts in STEM and is awarded to five young scientists representing the five UNESCO regions.
* The All Jordan Youth Committee carried out the training course "Principles of translation in English", which took place over 5 days, with 22 participants benefitting from the course. Trainees learned how to translate different texts using a clear methodology, considering important elements, including the different language structures between Arabic and English. Othman al-Abadi, the coordinator of the Committee, explains that the goal is to provide specialized training opportunities for young people that contribute to the development of their abilities and skills in various fields and support their academic achievement, thus helping improve their employability.
* The All Jordan Youth Committee concluded in Amman the training course "Programming Smartphone Applications", which lasted 5 days. The participants were trained on Android and IOS smartphone systems and were taught how to use software as well as how to create applications and upload them on the application platform of each system. The Committee's coordinator, Othman Al-Abadi, said that this course comes within the training courses that contribute to raising the capabilities of the participants with a set of technical and technical skills that guarantee the provision of self-employment opportunities in the world of software and cellular applications.
* On October 22nd, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) held a ceremony for the first graduating students of the Virtual Presence Data Science Camp, which was launched last July. This camp is part of an initiative to form around 900 specialists in the field of data science and artificial intelligence. During this ceremony, it was also announced which teams were qualified for the artathon, a global summit that unites artists with AI experts. The event was attended by Dr Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, the head of SDAIA, who stressed the importance of developing national competencies in the fields of data and artificial intelligence among the youth.
* Dr. Amr Talaat, Egyptian Minister of communications and Information Technology, announced the completion of the ministry's plan to deploy innovation centers, and the opening of 3 new ones at Sultan Hussein Palace in Heliopolis, the Amiri factory in Giza, and King Fouad Palace in Kafr el Sheikh, after developing, restoring, and re-running them into a center for digital creativity. The centers aim to provide technical training to young people in communication sciences and all disciplines of Information Technology, nurture digital creativity, encourage entrepreneurs and establish incubators for entrepreneurship.
* Over the course of the 2nd annual Nile ship for Arab Youth, youth of 15 Arab countries were given the opportunity to visit the most important historical and archaeological monuments in Egypt, from Cairo to Aswan. This event was organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Youth, with the objective of reinforcing ties between young Arabs from different countries and to promote tourism in the region, by giving the youth a glimpse into Ancient Egyptian civilization.