The World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Jordan last week. While the purpose was to discuss, show and explore opportunities for growth in the Middle East and North Africa during this time of turmoil, a serious underrepresentation of what really matters, and who really matters, is occurring.
Key players sidelined
It is saddening that although young people like myself are shaping developments on the ground, we are no longer involved in the conversation.Yara al-Wazir
Education systems are dismal, employment figures are terrible, and corruption is rampant, affecting everything from job prospects to university admissions. My greatest fear is not prolonged political instability, but completing my degree and not being able to find a job, or not being able to offer my children a solid education that prepares them for real-life challenges. After all, if I have a stable job, I will not have time to revolt.