EMPOWER 2021

Reach Out to Asia (ROTA)
 – a programme of the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation –
proudly presents our EMPOWER 2021 Youth Conference
‘Young Global Citizens Co-Create Culture’
23-26 November 2021

Empower 2021


Join us online for 4 days of exciting, engaging and inspiring speeches, webinars, and panel discussions from a wide range of expert speakers.

ROTA’s EMPOWER Youth Conference is known internationally as a forum where youth (aged 15-24 years old) can benefit from experiential learning and cross-cultural exchange of ideas.

 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

EMPOWER 2021 aims to build awareness, knowledge and skills related to global citizenship and mobilise youth as agents of positive change to take action in their communities by:

  1. Developing an appreciation for the role that culture, heritage and the arts play in promoting sustainable development for future generations.
  2. Discovering a sense of belonging to a common humanity, shared values & responsibilities, empathy, solidarity & respect for cultural heritage & cultural diversity.
  3. Developing greater awareness and understanding of global citizenship, youth leadership, and their potential to address key global issues.
  4. Developing the attitudes, values and behaviours needed to be agents of positive change in their lives and in their immediate and larger communities.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Time (Doha/GMT+3)

Session

Location

Day 1

5:15 – 5:45pm

Opening Ceremony + Keynote Speeches 

  • Chief Guest: .eH.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
  • Keynote Speaker 1
  • Keynote Speaker 2

National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

+ live online

6:00 – 6:45pm

Panel: Co-Creating Culture – The Role of Youth

  • Ministry of Youth
  • UNESCO Qatar
  • Qatar Museums
  • Doha Film Institute

National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

+ live online

Day 2

5:30 – 6:30pm

Panel: Cultural Heritage Through the Lens of Global Citizenship

  • UNESCO – Division of Peace & Sustainable Development
  • Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens
  • One-on-One Project
  • Embrace Doha

Online

6:30 – 6:45pm

Break

 

6:45 – 7:45pm

Workshop: Youth as Cultural Role Models for the Next Generation - hosted by Dadu Children’s Museum

Online

Day 3

5:30 – 6:30pm

Panel: How Islamic Culture promotes Global Citizenship

  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • 1001 Inventions

Online

6:30 – 6:45pm

Break

 

6:45 – 7:45pm

Workshop: Exploring Global Citizenship Through Art - hosted by Museum of Islamic Art

Online

Day 4

5:30 – 6:30pm

Workshop: Youth Creating Global Culture through Social Media – hosted by Al Jazeera

Online

6:30 – 6:45pm

Break

 

6:45 – 7:45pm

Closing Townhall: Youth as Co-Creators of Culture – Visioning for the Future

Online