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WEF to examine future of Mideast, North Africa at Dead Sea in October PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 July 2011 10:29
AMMAN (JT) - “The Future of the Middle East and North Africa” will be the topic of a dialogue at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on October 21-23 at the Dead Sea.

Around 1,000 personalities from industry, government, civil society, the media and academia are expected to participate in this dialogue, according to a statement sent to The Jordan Times by WEF.

“The meeting could not be held at a more critical time for the region as it will be bringing together the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Levant, Maghreb and international community,” the statement said.

“The meeting’s programme will be driven by the urgency to address youth employment and social inequities, while enabling macroeconomic stability,” it added.

The WEF stressed that central to the Dead Sea agenda will be opportunities to drive positive outcomes in countries facing uncertainty in addition to insights and scenarios for decision makers to discern present and future drivers of change.

The first pillar of the programme, according to the statement, will be positive outcome for 2012, while the second thematic pillar is the 3Es: Employment, Entrepreneurship and Education.

Another pillar will discuss water, energy, food: Regional Risk Response, while the fourth, which Geopolitical insight 2012, will underline the complexity of the MENA geopolitical outlook.

To shape this critical dialogue on the future of the Middle East and North Africa region, the World Economic Forum will convene the most relevant global and regional industry leaders, representing the forum’s member and partner companies, said the statement.

Senior government leaders from MENA and countries key to the future of the region, including members of the Group of 20, European Union and Association of South East Asian Nations will also take part in the three-day forum in addition to heads of major international and regional organisations, including intergovernmental development banks.

Leaders of the most relevant NGOs and labour unions will also participate as well as Young Global Leaders and Global Shapers - the forum’s new community of outstanding individuals in their 20s, the WEF said.

Among other participants will be social entrepreneurs and technology pioneers, media leaders representing top opinion shapers in the region in 2011 and cultural and spiritual leaders.
 
By: Jordan Times
 

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