DIFI Participates in The First Youth Forum in The Arab Region

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), recently participated in the first edition of The Youth Forum in the Arab Region organised by United Nations Population Fund and the World Organization of the Scout Movement, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Mediterranean Forum for Youth – Morocco, the forum was held in the Kingdom of Morocco from December 19-21, 2018. 

Dr. Anis Ben Brik , Director of Family Policy Department, DIFI, moderated a workshop at the forum titled ‘Elements of the envisaged new and inclusive narrative for young people in the Arab region.’, which, brought together young people from 22 countries, discussed the current and future status of the youth in families and society. Dr. Ben Brik presented frameworks for promoting renewed and inclusive dialogues on the youth in the Arab world, including successfully shifting from school to the labor market, family formation, and comprehensive youth participation in development of their countries.

Additionally, within the workshop, attendees discussed the views, priorities, and aspirations of Arab youth on a number of subjects, including: family, education, work, culture, health, immigration, security, justice, women, and community and political participation. The workshop concluded with the adoption of new and comprehensive elements to develop a proposed new narrative on youth in the Arab region.

DIFI is a global policy and advocacy institute working to advance knowledge on Arab families through research and promote evidence-based polices at a national, regional, and international level. The institute has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

For Dr. Anis presentation click here