* Between January 25 and 27, the executive meeting of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) took place in the Saudi city of AlUla. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the future direction of the organization.
* On Wednesday, the Joint Working Group between Jordan and the GCC countries met for the 8th time in Amman, in presence of the Jordanian Minister of Youth and the undersecretaries of the ministries of youth and sports in GCC countries. In his opening speech, the Jordanian Minister of Youth stated that these meetings take place in the context of a Jordanian and Gulf ambition to develop youth programs meant to empower youth, not only in their countries, but in the whole region, as they believe that the youth will play an important role in sustainable development.
* The Emirati government rewarded the winners of the United Nations World Youth Hackathon for data science. The hackathon was organized between the Federal Youth Foundation and the Federal Center for competitiveness and statistics. This is part of the UAE's attempts to support the youth and develop their creativity in the field of data science, in the context of Sustainable Development Goals.
* "Nomu" is a new initiative launched by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation and the University Leadership Council (ULC), as part of the AGFE's commitment to Sustainable Development Goals. It is said that 25000 Emirati youth will gain easier access to employment by following industry-certified courses, giving them skills required by employers.
* On January 27, the Moroccan Ministry of Youth Culture and Communication signed an agreement meant to promote collaboration between the private and public sectors in order to develop the Moroccan cultural and creative sectors.
* Youth in Egypt has been making efforts to learn the Nubian language through music. Nobig Koro is an initiative founded by young Egyptians wishing to prevent the ancient language from being completely extinct.
* On Saturday, King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) and the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) held a press conference, during which they announced the results of the "Gifted Arabs" initiative. 230 Arab students from 12 countries scored the highest marks and were part of three different categories: Exceptional talents, talented students and promising ones. Dr Saud Bin Saaed Al-Mathami, the Secretary-General of Mawhiba, gave a speech, during which he stated that Mawhiba will provide these talents with programs meant to further enhance their skills.