The mission of the Youth Council is to empower young people across the Middle East and Africa region to succeed in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century. We believe that by providing access to education, resources, and support, we can help young people gain the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce and become leaders in their communities.
Our goal is to create a network of support and collaboration that will help young people achieve their full potential and make a positive impact on the world. Whether we are working to improve access to education, support innovation and entrepreneurship, or simply provide a platform for young people to share their ideas, we are committed to helping young people in the Middle East and Africa succeed.
We believe that by working together, we can create a brighter future for all young people in the Middle East and Africa.
Youth Council Programs
Future Job Center
Job search workshops: These workshops teach young people how to craft effective resumes and cover letters that highlight their skills and experiences. Youth Council also organizes mock job interviews to give young people the opportunity to practice their interview skills and receive feedback from their peers.
Career fairs: Youth Council works with local businesses and organizations to host career fairs, providing young people with the opportunity to learn about different career paths and meet with potential employers.
Skills training: Youth Council works with local organizations and businesses to offer skills training in areas such as coding, data analysis, or design, helping young people build valuable skills for the 21st century job market.
Leadership development programs: Youth Council designs and implements soft skills programs to help young people develop leadership skills and confidence.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center
Entrepreneurial workshops: These workshops provide young people with the tools and resources they need to start their own businesses, including information on how to develop a business plan, market a product or service, and secure funding.
The Youth Council has organized a mentorship program to provide young people with the opportunity to learn from and be guided by experienced professionals in their field of interest. The program aims to foster the professional development of the mentees and help them to build networks and connections in their industry.
Participants in the mentorship program are matched with a mentor who has relevant expertise and experience in their chosen field. The mentor provides guidance and support to the mentee, helping them to set goals and develop a plan to achieve them. The mentor also provides feedback and helps the mentee to overcome any challenges that may arise.
Throughout the program, mentees have the opportunity to meet with their mentor on a regular basis, either in person or through virtual meetings. They also have access to resources and support to help them succeed in their professional development journey.
The mentorship program is open to young people aged 18-35 who are interested in building their careers. The program aims to help young people to build skills, confidence, and connections that will help them to succeed in their chosen careers.
Youth Council organizes networking events to connect young people with professionals in their field of interest, providing them with valuable connections and mentorship opportunities.
Invitation-Only Communities For Senior Business Executives, Government Officials, Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Insight Middle East and Africa Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils is an invitation-only organization where top business executives, government officials, members of academia and entrepreneurs contribute to the industry dialogue and best practices sharing, expand network of connections and gain visibility on www.insightmea.com.
To apply, please email your professional profile to [email protected] with the subject line Insight Youth Council. Based on the information you provide, our selection committee will evaluate your initial application for membership. Please expect a response to your submission within 5 business days.