1001 Inventions Joins World Bank Global Youth Partnership

Youth Forum Addresses Opportunities and Challenges to Engage Young People in Development

Washington DC, 15 June 2016: 1001 Inventions, together with a network of partners including civil society organisations, universities, think tanks, government agencies and the private sector, joined the World Bank to create the Global Partnership for Youth in Development (GPYD)

This network of stakeholders, from around the world, share a commitment for supporting youth inclusion, leadership, and voice. Through a set of concrete initiatives, financing, learning, and engagement, the GPYD will address some of the most pressing challenges facing young people to explore new ideas that work, and apply these ideas at a sufficient scale towards finding impactful solutions.

Ahmed Salim, Producer and Director of 1001 Inventions, said:

We are delighted to join the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Youth in Development. 1001 Inventions educational campaigns aim to inspire young people to be inquisitive and curious and to rise up to global challenges and lead positive change towards a sustainable future. The fascinating achievements of men and women, of different faiths and cultures, who lived during the golden age of Muslim civilisation, which stretched from Spain to China, offer motivating narratives to engage youth in development while highlighting the importance of intercultural dialogue and social cohesion."

The World Bank Group (WBG) and its Global Partnership for Youth in Development organised the Global Youth Forum in Washington, D.C. on June 13-15, 2016. More than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people participated at the Forum to learn new ideas, and to support the actions of the global community. The forum is designed around open discussions, based on evidence and experience, of the most effective ways to address the major challenges facing young people.

About the Global Youth Forum

The World Bank Group (WBG) organised the Global Youth Forum in Washington, D.C. on June 13-15, 2016. The Forum aims to move the youth agenda forward by building a sustainable Global Partnership for Youth in Development, comprising entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, and civil society organizations who understand that young people are central to the development process. This Partnership will form as the source for evidence, diagnostic and analytical tools for effective program design, and cutting-edge research required to understand how to overcome the enormously complex constraints and problems facing young people today.

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About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organization that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.

Over the last five years, 1001 Inventions has engaged with over 250 million people across the globe. The organization works with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, short films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.

1001 Inventions is a partner of the Global Partnership for Youth in Development.

www.1001inventions.com