Education for All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), has opened registrations for its EMPOWER Youth Conference 2018.

In its 10th edition, set to be held at the Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Centre from the 15 to 17 March, 2018, the Conference aims to promote a better understanding of youth leadership, service learning and Global Citizenship, under the theme ‘Youth and Effective Citizenship’. Participants can register through its official website at

Benefits of the conference

Applicants who register for the event and participate at the Conference in March, will have the opportunity to be a part of its forward-looking agenda, as they develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes to take on leadership roles and make a positive contribution in society, to support Qatar’s National Vision for the year 2030 and its focus on youth development as one of its key pillars.

Commenting on the occasion, Essa Al Mannai, ROTA’s Executive Director, said, “This year, ROTA is carrying on this cherished legacy by building upon the success and outcomes of the Conference’s previous editions and inspiring as well as mobilizing its young delegates to act on the main learning themes of this year’s agenda, which are all geared towards equipping and enabling young people as responsible global citizens and empowered young leaders.”

Event schedule

Since 2009, EMPOWER has developed a reputation for being the first youth led conference to focus on equipping young people in Qatar to take active roles in building their communities and having a voice on global issues. Every year the conference intends to create a platform for a larger number of students to learn and engage in ROTA’s youth development programme in Qatar.

This year, the three-day event includes a combination of panel discussion, keynote speeches, small group workshops, seminars, off-site activities, exhibition, social programme and youth artistic expression, which are designed to collectively build the capacities required to enable young people to take leadership roles in addressing local and international developmental issues of concern, especially in the realm of sustainable development and youth’s effective citizenship.

Helping the Youth

The Conference will empower up to 450 young people between the ages of 16-32 – including international participants – to discover their voice and build their knowledge, skills, and experiences, towards creating positive change for themselves and their communities, as well as effectively contribute to the progress and prosperity of their nations.

EAA envisions inclusive and equitable quality education for vulnerable and marginalised people in the developing world. Empowering youth in Qatar and the region to make positive change in their communities and globally compliments EAA’s focus on empowering youth to become active members of their communities.