The UNESCO NGO Forum 2017 was organized by UNESCO and the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in partnership with the Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK). It brought together renowned NGOs, youth representatives and inspiring experts, philanthropists and social innovators around the theme of “Youth and their Social Impact”. Jeddah Shaper, Eshraq Alhaddad was invited to attend the forum.
It was 2-day event that took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 3 and 4 May 2017. The forum was comprised of keynote conferences, panel discussions, breakout interactive sessions and cultural events. Shapers from over 6 different cities also attended the forum.
The topics that were covered were:
- Youth engagement and its potential for social change
- Optimizing the impact of the digital native
- Optimizing the power of youth for peacebuilding
- Educating for a sustainable future