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HBKU’s Maker Majlis, Y17 Society Engages Qatar’s Youth Ambassadors

Maker Majlis of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), in partnership with Y17 society, organized a training session for the 12 youth delegates representing Qatar at the 27th session of the Youth Assembly in New York.

The capacity-building workshop earlier this month was led by Dr. Evren Tok, Associate Professor of Islamic and Global Affairs and Assistant Dean of Innovation and Community Engagement at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) , and Founder and President of Y17 Dana Khalid al-Anzy, who is Qatar’s Youth Ambassador to the Youth Assembly.
Dr. Leslie A Pal, Founding Dean of HBKU’s College of Public Policy, shared his insights and engaged delegates.
The session aimed to equip the youth delegates with the knowledge to understand the links and intersections between the social, human, economic and environmental development pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs) as a global driving force to address pressing issues.
With a focus on building the skills of young people to take their ideas forward on the global stage, the workshop offered them a deeper understanding of the state of the world in achieving the SDGs, the trade-offs between the goals and the role of youth diplomacy and activism in creating social change.
Commenting after the workshop, al-Anzy said, “Working with HBKU on youth training and capacity building has been an integral part of our journey towards the Youth Assembly over the past few sessions.”
“Linking our national vision to global goals allows my delegates to be young diplomats and agents of change on this global platform,” she added.
“Amplifying the voices of young Qataris to champion the SDGs as global citizens is one of the core motivations of Maker Majlis,” said Dr Tok. “We are delighted to be able to partner with Y17 to share our knowledge and help prepare the 12 delegates from Qatar to be critical thinkers, leading their peers as activists for a sustainable future.”
“It was not just an encouraging session, but a privilege to share their dynamic discussions ahead of their participation in the Youth Assembly,” he added.
Maker Majlis is a space where young leaders can acquire the training and tools needed to unleash their creativity, innovative ideas and Islamic values ​​and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
Workshops, educational programs and events are held in partnership with local, regional and global organizations throughout the year.