1st Episode: "Innovation and Supporting Social Responsibility for a Better Future"
The Global Citizen Program kicked off its first episode by hosting the 31-year-old Spanish young man, Carlos Santis, a founder of the World Impact Alliance, a member of the World Economic Forum staff and a lecturer at more than seven international universities.
At the beginning of the meeting, Santis expressed his happiness to participate in the Global Citizen Program and pointed out the importance of such programs in supporting the dialogue and communication between young people in different countries of the world. Referring to the consequences of the Corona virus, Sentis considered that the ban period is a period of self-rediscovery and called on everyone to make the best use of this period, and stressed that he is closely following the changes that occurred in all sectors in various countries of the world following the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.
Speaking of the World Impact Alliance, Sentis emphasized that the main objective of this institution is to promote the social responsibility of companies and institutions in both public and private sectors through engaging in many partnerships with various governments, NGOs and the media. He expressed that the path to achieve this goal is not easy but not impossible.
During the meeting, Santis talked about his travels around the world and his visits to more than 30 countries, stressing that what unites us is much more than what divides us. He also spoke about his recent visit to Egypt during his participation in the third edition of the World Youth Forum under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and expressed his great happiness to speak with President El-Sisi in one of the forum’s sessions, stressing the importance of creating a link between youth and decision-makers.
At the end of the meeting, Santis sent a message to young people in various countries of the world, urging them to help others, to be stronger, and to enjoy the positive aspects of life. He also urged them to discover themselves, develop their skills, and leave a clear and tangible imprint.
The program’s episodes are moderated by Amira Sayed, a journalist of the Egyptian Gazette, which is the first English-language newspaper in the Middle East. In addition to being Egypt’s representative in the World Youth Parliament for Water, it participated in covering many international events inside and outside Egypt.
The program’s guest list includes a number of decision-makers and youth leaders from different countries of the world and in various fields, with the aim of transmitting positive messages to the world’s youth from the heart of Cairo, as well as creating a link between youth and decision-makers, contributing to preparing youth cadres capable of making tangible change on the ground.
It is noteworthy that the Global Citizen Program is the first live program that aims to support the concept of unity and global participation, as well as shed light on successful youth experiences globally.