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At Davos, we’ll be giving young people a voice with a series of high-level events to discuss how young people are shaping the future economy, with top-class speakers covering everything from global citizenship to youth entrepreneurship.

MGF PROGRAM - DAVOS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND
7:00-8 :30 Skills for Our Future: Preparing for the Unexpected - Misk Pavilion @ Morosani

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What are the key skills needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world and how to acquire them?
  • Whose responsibility should it be to build a future-proof workforce?
  • How to build curricula and learning practices for youth to acquire a combination of technical and social skills, the key to succeed in the future economy?

Speakers:

  • Roland Busch, CTO, Siemens
  • Rapelang Rabana, Chair and Founder, Rekindle Learning
  • Jay Varkey, Group Executive Director, GEMS Education
  • Mark Vernooij, Partner, ThiNK School of Creative Leadership

Moderated by: Edie Lush, Executive Editor, Hub Culture

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD
7:00-8 :30 Better Citizens: Can We All Be Leaders? - Misk Pavilion @ Morosani

Topics for discussion will include:

  • How can we revamp the principles of global citizenship for young people, to counteract the risk of skepticism and trigger positive global action?
  • What are the skills needed to become a socially-conscious, impactful global citizen?
  • What are the tools and partners young people need to help them make this journey?

Speakers:

  • Alain Couttolenc, Chief Development Officer, Ipsos
  • Gopi Gopalakrishnan, President, World Health Partners
  • Misraim Macis Cervantes, CEO, Youth Institute Leon City Government
  • Mohammad Mansoor Akbar, Co-founder, Bridge for Afghanistan

Moderated by: Eric Dawson, CEO, Peace First

13:30-14 :30 Young People Creating Impact Toward Sustainable Development Goals, A Joint Peace First and Misk Global Forum announcement for MENA Social Entrepreneurs - Misk Pavilion @ Morosani

In this interactive session, the Misk Foundation and Peace First will share a powerful vision for how young people can help the world meet the SDGs.  Through sharing cutting-edge research, the voices of young people themselves, and an exciting announcement of our Middle East Youth Challenge, participants will leave inspired, engaged and ready to act.

Facilitated by: Eric Dawson, CEO, Peace First

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH
7:00-8 :30 All Entrepreneurs! The Support System We Need Misk Pavilion @ Morosani

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Are you born entrepreneurial or can you acquire the right mindset and skills?
  • What work ethic should young people adopt in order to become successful entrepreneurs?
  • How can young people build a strong support network to guide them through their entrepreneurial journey?
  • How can companies and government create a supportive ecosystem to assist young entrepreneurs?

Speakers:

  • HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO, DP World
  • Tony Chan, President, KAUST
  • Varun Venugopal Gupta, Director of Sustainable Growth, Mindful Life, Mindful Work
  • Ann Rosenberg, Global Head of SAP Next Gen, SAP

Moderated by Henri Arslanian, Chairman, Fintech Association of Hong Kong

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH
7:00-8 :30 Architects of the Future Economy: How Young People Can Shape a Better World - Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère

Topics for discussion will include:

  • How can youth get better access to employment today?
  • How to prepare young people for the future of work? What works, what doesn’t and what are the world’s best practices?
  • How can young people effectively participate in shaping a new globalization, fairer and more inclusive, where they can be change driver? What can be done to empower them further?

Speakers:

  • HE Nadhmi Al Nasr, CEO, Neom
  • Charles Edouard Bouée, CEO, Roland Berger
  • Alain Dehaze, CEO, Adecco
  • Eric Horwitz, Director AI Labs, Microsoft
  • Judith Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, SAP

Moderated by: Edie Lush, Executive Editor, Hub Culture

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