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King Salman Youth Center Holds Workshop to Boost Role of Saudi Youth | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh – The King Salman Youth Center has proceeded its efforts in the “National Indexes for Youths” project, which is set to be launched soon in partnership with the United Nations Development Project (UNDP).

The center hosted an elite of Saudi youth who participated in an interactive workshop to survey their views on important subjects.

The center’s Executive Director Hani al-Muqbil said that following an agreement inked between King Salman Youth Center and UNDP months ago, both parties have accomplished advanced phases of the project, according to the set timetable.

Al-Muqbil added that building the youth community in Saudi Arabia requires remarkable and diverse efforts.

As part of its plan, the King Salman Youth Center has worked based on developing three global youth indicators, he stated, and this workshop which was held at the Riyadh branch center marks one of the important phases of this project, added al-Muqbil.

The value of the project is boosted through the careful and professional preparation aiming at obtaining outputs that are as efficient and important as the objective of the project itself.

The workshop was concluded by qualifying three indicators to be studied.

The agreement inked with the UNDP is highly important for it will be a platform to serve many sectors in the Kingdom, since it closely keeps up with Saudi Vision 2030.

The agreement would further provide sufficient information related to Saudi youth, precisely as the Kingdom’s 2030 vision placed youth at the heart of the change process.

Past experiences of some countries in this field proved the efficiency and success this project can achieve in providing a strong database on youth, especially that the UNDP guides countries through some international tools and frameworks – these include the World Programme of Action for Youth and the UN Youth Swap.

The King Salman Youth Center is responsible of managing the project, while the UNDP works on securing the quality of the project’s outputs and their correspondence with the adopted global standards.