DOHA, Qatar – The 22nd GCC youth science forum, opened on Saturday, with a delegation from the Scientific Centre of Kuwait taking part.

The seven-day event provides a networking opportunity for talented youth from the six members of the GCC, and aims to foster their scientific skills, said Abdulrahman Al-Hajeri, director of the youth affairs dept. of the Qatari Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The forum, part of the agenda of the youth committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council, gathers participants aged between 11 and 25, he said.

Al-Hajeri noted that the youth affairs dept. of the Qatari Ministry of Culture and Sports, mandated Qatar Scientific Club (QSC) to organise the forum, in the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to encourage its departments to host regional and international youth events.

On his part, Rashed Ali Ibrahim, QSC deputy chairman and head of the organising committee, said, the organising committee chose the City Centre Complex as venue of the event, in order to enable the participants to visit the National Innovation Exhibition.

“We seek to provide platform for youths from the GCC members, to establish direct contacts, network, and to share experience and views with each other,” he said.

The agenda of the forum, being held under the auspices of the Qatari Minister of Culture and Sports, Saleh Al-Ali, includes a variety of activities, such as symposium, workshops, contests and visits to the ongoing National Innovation Exhibition.

Source: Nam News Network