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RIYADH: With the theme of ‘Generational Transformation’, this year’s Misk Global Forum aims to make an impact on a global scale by encouraging conversations between generations that can pave the way for positive change. Aimed, said a senior research manager at the Misk Foundation.

“‘Generation Transformation’ is the idea and mindset that it is not just one generation that is driving change, but in fact everyone comes together. Together, we are creating meaningful and impactful change,” Amani Alkhiami told Arab News.

The two-day Misk Global Forum, which concluded on Thursday at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, is the flagship global event of the Misk Foundation. Founded in 2016, the forum brings together industry experts, new and established leaders, entrepreneurs and creators of all ages to discuss innovative ways to meet the challenges of change.

Discussions at this year’s event will focus on topics such as embracing change, sport for all, gender equality, quality education, philanthropy, happiness and money. It was expressed as “dialogue of

“We all have a responsibility. We all have a seat in the car that drives change, but what we are trying to do with Generational Transformation is put young people in the driver’s seat and empower them to change. It’s about pulling and pushing and driving change along with all other generations,” Alkiami said.

“As the younger generation, we need to stop blaming the older generation for the mistakes of the past. Rather, we need to help them, take them by the hand, and really work together to build the future we want.” .”

She added that a range of activities designed to encourage and empower such intergenerational conversations and exchange of ideas will continue after the forum concludes.

This year’s event included a Skills Lab with workshops and sessions to help young people develop their skills, expertise and talents.

“We have two skill labs, and each skill lab runs about 10 different workshops,” says Alkhiami. “There are different topics like looking at things in a creative way, creating podcasts, having topics about computer design and coding and development. That there’s a place for everyone.”

The ‘Meet the Leader’ initiative at this year’s Forum is intended to give delegates the opportunity to be inspired by hearing first-hand accounts and experiences of those who are already making an impact.

“Meet the Leader” offers unique conversations with leading leaders in our country as well as the world. Let’s listen to them and really learn from their wisdom in this intergenerational dialogue,” Alkiami said.

Another part of the forum, called Majlis, offered opportunities for more personal and intimate dialogue on subjects such as mental health and well-being, and understanding one’s presence in real life and virtual worlds.

“There is also a Founders Cafe where business founders, entrepreneurs, how to start and grow themselves, how to move from idea to activation and actually build a business,” says Archiami. says Mr.

Career clinics were also offered at the Misk Global Forum. Career clinics were open to all participants interested in discussing how to develop or expand their careers.

“Our Career Clinic is a ‘pod’ for people who need help figuring out where they want to go in life,” says Alkhiami. “They can bring their resumes and sit down with a career coach to help them figure out where they need to go.”

All initiatives and sessions are designed to help pave the way for positive change through intergenerational conversations and the sharing of expertise, wisdom and perceptions, she added.

“The fact that young people are coming together to interact, network, listen, and become better listeners and more active changemakers is in itself an achievement of this forum,” Alkiami said.

“We really looked at the global conversation around the world, the problems facing young people today. They were blaming other generations.”

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