Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020 Kicking Off

Pakistan hopes to bring next Youth Capital to Islamabad

News Desk

Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020 will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina in a virtual inauguration declaration ceremony on Monday 27th July, 2020. The Inauguration program will be virtually attended by Yousef bin Ahmad Al- Othaimeen, Secretary General, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC); Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sports of Republic of Azerbaijan; Taha Ayhan, President, Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) and along with other global leaders.

OIC Youth Capital is the brain child of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) and is the yearly gathering of the youth of the Muslim world that constitutes one third of 1.5 billion Muslims of OIC region.

In a press conference held at the National Sports Council (NSC) Auditorium, Dhaka on Saturday, 25th of July. Zahid Ahsan Russel, State Minister of the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Bangladesh said, “The event is aimed to bring the youth together through certain activities, conferences, conventions, festivals and other special events. The goals of the initiative are to foster inter-cultural and inter-civilizational diversity and to unite the Muslim youth of the members of OIC countries under one platform to share among themselves and to turn up the Voice of Youth.”

The inauguration declaration programme will be followed by a virtual youth summit titled “Resilient Youth Leadership Summit” on 27th and 28th July 2020, where 250  shortlisted youths out of more than 1200 applications from 75 countries will meet expert panelists in various day long activities to learn and craft the strategies to build a Resilient World, particularly, in the context of this COVID-19 pandemic situation. Youth across the globe will visit the Rohingya Camp in Cox’s bazar virtually and sensitize them with the plights of these persecuted people and discuss with humanitarian experts to concoct how the accountability and justice can be ensured for them. The Rohingya Camp visit will jointly be coordinated by Government of Bangladesh, ICYF, UNHCR, IOM and University of Cambridge.

President of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), Taha Ayhan in his statement remarked that Bangladesh was the first OIC Member State  that initiated and organized first ever Youth CFM as side event to 45th CFM in 2018. He further stated about the previous “ OIC Youth Capital” events and expressed utmost satisfaction about the overall preparation of Bangladesh for launching the year long events on virtual platforms.

Fsahat-Ul-Hassan, board member of ICYF-Euro Asian Regional Center from Pakistan congratulated ICYF and government of Bangladesh for organizing OIC Youth Capital in Dhaka. While talking to the ‘The Dayspring’ he said that the event will prove to be beneficial for the youth of Muslim world to unleash their potential and will pave the way for their future endeavors. Fsahat ul Hassan hoped that the next OIC Youth Capital will be hosted in Pakistan.

A series of events will be organized at the OIC Youth Capital Dhaka 2020 including OIC Scout Leaders E-Meet: People for better planet, Bangabandhu Youth Leadership Award, Holy Quran Recitation Competition, Film Festival: Lockdown by the Lence, OIC Knowledge Master: Quiz competition, Art Exhibition: Creativity to create better world, Debate Competition: Topics on new Free world, Youth Bootcamp – Leadership, Youth development, Entrepreneurship, Skill & Employment Camp etc. Dates of these events will be confirmed later.