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Children love to learn. If they are denied access to knowledge, we also deny them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.


EMPOWER 2021 Youth Conference

Calendar icon 23 - 26 November 2021
Theme: ‘Young Global Citizens Co-Create Culture’

Join us online for 4 days of exciting, engaging and inspiring speeches, webinars, and panel discussions from a wide range of expert speakers.

ROTA’s EMPOWER Youth Conference is known internationally as a forum where youth (aged 15-24 years old) can benefit from experiential learning and cross-cultural exchange of ideas.


EMPOWER 2021 aims to build awareness, knowledge and skills related to global citizenship and mobilise youth as agents of positive change to take action in their communities by:

  1. Developing an appreciation for the role that culture, heritage and the arts play in promoting sustainable development for future generations.
  2. Discovering a sense of belonging to a common humanity, shared values & responsibilities, empathy, solidarity & respect for cultural heritage & cultural diversity.
  3. Developing greater awareness and understanding of global citizenship, youth leadership, and their potential to address key global issues.
  4. Developing the attitudes, values and behaviours needed to be agents of positive change in their lives and in their immediate and larger communities.


Time (Doha/GMT+3) Session Location
Day 1
5:00 – 5:45pm Opening Ceremony + Keynote Speeches 
  • Chief Guest: H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
  • Keynote Speaker 1
  • Keynote Speaker 2
National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)
+ live online
6:00 – 6:45pm Panel: Co-Creating Culture – The Role of Youth
  • Ministry of Youth
  • UNESCO Qatar
  • Qatar Museums
  • Doha Film Institute
National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)
+ live online
Day 2
5:30 – 6:30pm Panel: Cultural Heritage Through the Lens of Global Citizenship
  • UNESCO – Division of Peace & Sustainable Development
  • Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens
  • One-on-One Project
  • Embrace Doha
6:30 – 6:45pm Break  
6:45 – 7:45pm Workshop: Youth as Cultural Role Models for the Next Generation - hosted by Dadu Children’s Museum Online
Day 3
5:30 – 6:30pm Panel: How Islamic Culture promotes Global Citizenship
  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • 1001 Inventions
6:30 – 6:45pm Break  
6:45 – 7:45pm Workshop: Exploring Global Citizenship Through Art - hosted by Museum of Islamic Art Online
Day 4
5:30 – 6:30pm Workshop: Youth Creating Global Culture through Social Media – hosted by Al Jazeera Online
6:30 – 6:45pm Break  
6:45 – 7:45pm Closing Townhall: Youth as Co-Creators of Culture – Visioning for the Future Online


"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser


14.5 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC




retention rate


Teachers trained


schools and classrooms