Sunday, 31 March 2013

ROTA event draws the attention of the youth on water


DOHA curtain came down on the powerful Youth Conference in the Qatar National Convention Center where future leaders converged for the three-day event sponsored by Msheireb properties.

To show ROTA commitment to the support of the United Nations international year of Water cooperation, 400 delegates from Qatar, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, the Gulf States and the UK took part in a series of half-day service learning activities with a mix of sports and environmental activities on the third and final day of the Qatar's largest annual youth gathering.

The young people took part in various activity full of Community programmes project visits and interactive reflection.

"For the fifth consecutive year, Empower has given hundreds of young people the skills, knowledge and confidence to take leadership roles in addressing local and international issues of interest to them, especially in the field of sustainable development and sport," said ROTA Executive Director Essa al M.

Kicking off the last day of Empower 2013; agents seized the opportunity to participate in one of the nine half-day maintenance learning activities.

Highlight the main themes of the activities connected with sport, Empower 2013 were development and in support of the United Nations international year of Water cooperation.

After completing the activity sessions, the members expressed their thoughts and experiences in a reflective learning session followed by a series of cultural performances and an amazing youthled closing ceremony.

As a result of the passion that possess the youth delegates to address global environmental problems, they took part in a seminar on ' action plans – Water cooperation. ' The seminar gave an introduction of what the UN international year of Water cooperation means and how it compares to Empower 2013 Conference. At the seminar, delegates were informed about some of the current and relevant examples (both from the point of view of both regional and global.) The seminar had the involvement of the Earth Charter and how it benefits the Conference and water conservation/collaboration, but more importantly, was related to developing and taking action on the youth campaign projects/activities.

On day one of the Conference, both the youth Planning Committee ROTA and ROTA Youth Advisory Board announced the start of three days of exciting activities.

Delegates also had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Msheireb properties on Water sensitive urban design.

The presentation by Bassam discussed the essential steps taken by Eisa al M Msheireb a sustainable project properties with a focus on the water to develop.

Participants were able to understand the driving vision behind Msheireb Down city Doha and had a detailed understanding of what can be done from a master plan point of view, as well as a technical character.

"This is our event; This is our time! "said Mohamed al Hashemi, ROTA Youth Advisory Board Member, who pleaded for a shift to more service learning in regular education.

"Empower was a fantastic opportunity for me to employee my opportunities for other young people who are making great contributions to meet the challenges of our communities."

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