Agenda and Presentations

Please note this is the draft agenda and will be updated regularly to reflect any additions and changes.

September 25, 2018

8:00 – 9:00                   Registration & Visit to the VOICES Booth
9:00 – 9:30                   Opening words
Room: Maamari Auditorium at the Olayan School of Business (OSB)
Moderators: VOICES Representative

‘Hope and Promise’ Whiteboard Animation Video – Huda Zaidan, 16 year old Young Activist, Jordan
• Mohamed Harajli, Provost, American University of Beirut
• Annalaura Sacco, Senior Regional Protection Coordinator, UNHCR Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa
• Allison Zelkovitz, Save the Children, Lebanon Country Director
• Colin Lee, Regional Programme Director, Plan International, MENA
• Geert Cappeleare, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
• Composite Video – VOICES of Young People from MENA
• VOICES Representative

9:30-11:15                   Plenary: Global and Regional Evidence on Adolescents and Youth
Room: Maamari Auditorium at the Olayan School of Business (OSB)
Panel 1: Global and Regional Evidence on Adolescents and Youth (60 minutes)

Panel 2:  Adolescent and Youth: Researchers and Solution Makers (45 minutes)

  • Moderators: VOICES Representative
  • Young Researchers and Solution Makers (30 minutes)
    • Winners from the Young Researchers and Young Solutions Submissions – Call for Papers
    • Easing transition from Education to Employment – Shorouq Mohammed Al Naimat, Emad al Din al Masri and Mays Fawaz Mohammed Al Zaatra
    • Life Saving Research – Benan Ahmad Abrahim Al Alawneh and Abdulrahman Mostafa Mokhtar
    • Violence and Peace Building – Malak Abd El Jawad al Deeb, ola Abd El Ghafoor Al Aghbari and Bahaa El Deen Al Hafar
    • Questions and answers   (15 minutes)

11:15-11:30                  Award Ceremony
Recognizing the winners of the Call for Research and Solutions
11:30-12:15                 Winners Gallery / Hall of Winners — Young People, NGOs, Academic Inst, Others
Room: Maamari Auditorium at the Olayan School of Business (OSB)
12:15-1:00                  LUNCH and Visit to the VOICES Booth
1:00 – 5:00                  Parallel Streams Sessions
Rooms: Auditoriums A and B, at West Hall
5:00 – 6:00                  Plenary Session: Young People Guided – Creative Expressions from Young People (VOICES)
Room: Maamari Auditorium at the Olayan School of Business (OSB)

 

Stream 1: Easing the Transition from Education to Employment – ILO, UNESCO, and UNICEF

  • Moderator: Shams Amer al Beshawi and Hisham Alnasiri

1:00-1:40                   Welcome Note and Brief Overview of the Session

1:40-2:40                  The right policies for youth employment

 2:40 – 4:00               The right programmes for youth employment


4:00 – 5:00                 Group work on Priority recommendations
Moderator: Ms. Aline Germani, Director Center for Public Health Practice, AUB

 

Stream 2: Violence Prevention and Response – SAVE, Plan International, UNHCR, and UNICEF

1:00-1:15                  Welcome Note and Brief Overview of the Session
Summary Evidence – Key data

1:15-2:30                  Sharing Evidence Panel 1: Addressing the roots of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the MENA

  • Research on Social Gender Disparities – Mohammed Su’od Abd El Qader Al Mshalben, Syria
  • Social Impact of Discriminatory Language Addressing Women in Social Media (Arabic) – Mabrukah Abdullah Mohammed, Libtesol, Libya
  • “Let’s Live” Initiative: Use of Media & Social Media for Voices of Women – Nesma Mohammed Said ElSemai, Yemen
  • “Audio Your Voice”: Online Platforms to Address Gender-Based Violence – Soufyan Saaoudi, Youth Empowerment Society, Morocco
    Discussion

2:30 – 2:45                    Break
2:45- 4:00                    Sharing Evidence Panel 2: Mitigating the impacts of conflict-related violence

  • Young People as Peacebuilders in Yemen – Ola Abd El Ghafoor al Aghbari, Yemen
  • Rehabilitation Support to War-Casualty Cases of Amputation and Paralysis – Nour Hemmami, Syria
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) for Children and Adolescents Affected by Conflict – Zahraa Zuhiar Jasem, Iraq Health Gateway Organization, Iraq
  • Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) in Syria and Jordan,
    Antria Spyridou, International Medical Corps, Syria
  • Solution to Violence, Government representative
  • Discussion

4:00 – 4:30                      Solutions and recommendations
Youth-led small group discussions:
1. Addressing the roots of Gender Based Violence
2. Mitigating the impacts of conflict-related violence

4:30 – 4:50                      Recommendations 
– Plenary

4:50 – 5:00                      Conclusions and Summary of Action Points

 

September 26, 2018

9:00 – 11:00              Closing plenary: Solutions that Work! Recommendations for Scaled up Action
Room:  Maamari Auditorium at the Olayan School of Business (OSB)

  • Moderators: Bashar Hayani, Balqees Shahin, Maria Elissa Makhlouf, and Nesma Mohammed Said Elsemai
  • Main recommendations from the morning plenary and two streams  (Summary of key evidence, Solutions that work)
  • Participatory Action Research Overview, English and Arabic
  • Priority Recommendation from Adults and Youth representatives (40 minutes) Questions and answers (30 minutes)

11:00 – 11:30             Closing words 

  • Next steps Bertrand Bainvel, UNICEF, Deputy Regional Director  (10 minutes)
  • Closing words from a VOICES Representative  (10 minutes)

11:30                         Coffee Break 

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