CAIRO – 26 July 2018: Preparations are in full swing at Cairo University as it is set to host the sixth national youth conference, slated from July 28 to July 29.
With the participation of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the interactive conference will see the attendance of 3,000 guests, including university students and professors, as well as community members.
It will provide a platform for free, engaging and thought-provoking discussions over two consecutive days on a wide range of topics relating to the improvement of education and how to drill down on the underlying causes of the challenges facing young people and the possible means to address them.
And as the tradition goes, the two-day conference will end up with holding an ad hoc session to receive citizens’ questions and enquiries so that President Sisi can provide on-the-spot answers to them.
Over the last year and a half, Sisi held six national and international youth conferences under his auspices.
In October 2016, Egypt held the country’s first National Youth Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh with the participation of 3,000 youth, Sisi, and a number of officials and experts.
In December 2016, the second National Youth Conference was held in Cairo.
In January 2017, the third National Youth Conference was held in Aswan.
In April 2017, the Egyptian city of Ismailia hosted the fourth National Youth Conference.
In July 2017, the last and fourth National Youth Conference was held in Alexandria. All conferences were attended by Sisi and a number of officials.
In November 2017, Egypt held its first World Youth Forum in Sharm el-Sheikh under the theme “We Need to Talk”, which attracted over 3,000 participants from all over the world.