Saudi MiSK Foundation hosts Davos panel on ‘youth shaping a fractured world’

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Davos – Saudi Arabia’s MiSK Foundation hosted a special panel discussion on how “youth are shaping a fractured world”.

The panel discussion was held on Friday morning and saw Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih discuss the topic with Carlyle Group CEO David Rubenstein, WPP Founder Martin Sorrell, Boston Consulting Group’s Partner and Managing Director Leila Hoteit, SonaSola Founder Sona Mirzoyan. The session was moderated by CNN’s Richard Quest.

The panel discussion covered a wide range of topics including employment and job creation, the changing economy, government and leadership and global engagement.

“One clear message coming through at our Misk Tomorrows Jobs panel at the World Economic Forum: The youth are leading the way in disrupting the old way of doing things, and in doing so helping to shape a fractured world,” the foundation tweeted.

The event also saw 10 young Saudi men and women present at the morning workshop that had a full house attendance of nearly 100 people from policy makers to academics as well.

“This is our first year participating at the World Economic Forum and we wanted to host this morning workshop session to discuss what roles young people can play in creating a sustainable economic future not only for the region but across the world,” MiSK’s Chief Marketing Officer Mohammed Abuazzah told Al Arabiya.

The Misk Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic foundation established by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.

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