Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted youth leaders participating in the fourth edition of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of the Republic, with the participation of 150 youth leaders from 60 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Australia.
The participants' visit in Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership included in its fourth edition several lectures within a training program prepared by the African Organizations and Groupings Sector of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, With the participation of Ambassador Ahmed Nehad Abdul Latif, Director of the Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Ambassador Mohammed Jaber, Deputy Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs for African Organizations and Groupings and Ambassador Ehab Badawi Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and International Security in the presence of Hassan Ghazaly, General Coordinator of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership and of a group of leaders of the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Media, and Journalists.
Ambassador Ahmed Nehad Abdul Latif, Director of the Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, speaking to the participants of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, noted the role of the Cairo International Centre for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding in the success of the Cop27 Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, which has proven to the world that Egypt is capable of taking care of climate issues in the field. Abdul Latif explained Egypt's great efforts in cooperating with the sister African countries, as well as Egypt's efforts in various important international political issues, and called on young people to think about their country's problems and cooperate to bring ideas that help provide innovative solutions to problems around the world.
For his part, Ambassador Mohammed Jaber explained to the Deputy Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs for African Organisations and Groupings in speaking to the participants of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership that Egypt plays an important role in the African arena in promoting the continent and achieving sustainable development goals and the objectives of the African Union Agenda 2063, in particular the issue of food security and Egypt's assistance to African countries suffering from food shortages.
Ambassador Ehab Badawi, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs for Multilateral Affairs and International Security, speaking to the participants of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, highlighted the determinants of Egypt's position to strengthen the Non-Aligned Movement and how to overcome the current international crises of energy security, food, and inflation. He also addressed Egypt's leading experience at the continental level in the fields of communications, information technology, and entrepreneurship.
Discussions during the lectures were participatory and interactive, with youth leaders participating in the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership interacting with ambassadors on several important topics that demonstrated their interest and interaction. These include the issues of Africa's development and the fight against terrorism, the confrontation of the world during the coronavirus pandemic, and Egypt's assistance to its siblings. Youth and women's issues have received the most attention from participants.
Hassan Ghazaly, General Coordinator of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, explained that 150 youth leaders are participating in the fourth edition of the grant from five continents and 60 countries around the world. Particularly in the non-aligned and friendly States, under the generous patronage of His Excellency President Abdelfattah El-Sisi and sponsored by the National Press Authority, the scholarship participants were selected from among young entrepreneurs, civil society workers, and several young decision-makers in their states' public sector.
Ghazaly added that the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership aims to empower young people and give actors from different countries of the world the opportunity to integrate and forge partnerships in different areas, not just at the continental level but globally and between South-South countries. Enhancing developing countries' self-reliance through sharing experiences and enhancing their creative capacity to find solutions to their development problems in line with their aspirations, values, and special needs
The Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership is one of the operational mechanisms for implementing the recommendations of President El-Sisi of the Republic to support the competencies of young Africans, enable them to create a comprehensive and central vision linked to global issues and sustainable development plans, and support opportunities to promote Egypt's role globally as part of the implementation of Egypt's Vision 2030, Agenda 2063, and South-South Cooperation.