EAA launches ‘edvOcate’ to inspire future leaders Jan 23, 2020 0 283 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaHighlighting the importance of youth voices in securing the protection of education for all children and youth, the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, on Wednesday hosted Youth Talk ED 2.0, the inaugural event of ‘edvOcate,’ a campaign that cultivates and empowers youth to become advocates for education. Through the campaign, youth are enabled to ensure their right to education is realised and prioritised in local, national or regional agendas. Marking the upcoming International Day of Education, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, the event featured a panel discussion and art exhibition. Led by EAA’s law, policy and research advocacy programme ‘Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC)’, the session focused on the need for a unified human rights-based approach to the right to education and ways in which creative mediums of advocacy for the right to education, particularly sports, art and youth-led research, can be deployed to empower communities and share awareness. “PEIC’s work in education advocacy is rooted in empowering and mobilising communities, particularly youth,” said Maleiha Malik, executive director, PEIC. “We ensure that the right to education is discussed not only at high-level platforms but is also a fundamental priority powered at the grassroots level. edvOcate supports the global efforts of PEIC to break behavioural barriers in local communities and institutions through the transfer of knowledge and a solid set of advocacy skills in field-based workshops and engagements, with the goal of ensuring that youth—as the right-holders—are not excluded from any opportunity of discourse or dialogue.”The International Day of Education, officially observed on January24, seeks to position educationas humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm it as a fundamental right. The panel discussion included insights and perspectives from education advocates and stakeholders who support the edvOcate campaign. The panel, focused on the need for a holistic approach to education.Moderated by EAA Youth Advocate Hana Elshehaby, the panel featured speakers DrReemal Ansari, professor and director at the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center; Dr Ilias Bantekas, professor of international law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University; Danilo Padilla, senior education specialist, UNESCO Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Yemen Office; NawaalAkram, HamidehDorzadeh, Noor al Qaedi and Ahmed Ellenjawi, EAA Youth advocates; and Mohamed al Muhannadi, Generation Amazing youth ambassador. Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES PM MEETS KUWAITI OFFICIAL, TURKISH DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERIOR Jan 23, 2020 0 416 UN urged to recognise ‘untapped potential of youth’ Jan 23, 2020 0 392 Cabinet issues draft law reorganising NHRC Jan 23, 2020 0 284 Attiyah meets US special envoy for Sudan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah met US President’s Special Envoy for Sudan, Donald Booth, in Doha on Wednesday. They discussed a number of issues of .. It was tough, but we made it, says Fahad Mount Vinson was to be his fourth of the seven summits. “The second leg of the expedition to scale one of the coldest mountains on earth, Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica, was led by one guide and two other team .. EU Heads of Mission hails abolition of domestic workers exit permits Tribune News Network Doha THE EU Heads of Mission in Qatar has welcomed the new legislation abolishing exit permit requirement for workers not covered by the amended labour law, according to a German Embassy press ..