False Promises to Egyptian Youth

Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk

Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/74878

On November 4, Sharm El Sheikh hosted the World Youth Forum, the sixth in a series of conferences Egypt has held since October 2016 intended to assure the national and international community that it is working tirelessly to build bridges of trust with Egyptian youth. For the latest World Youth Forum, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promoted the slogan “We need to talk,” promising to connect youth to policymakers so they can share their opinions and experience in development, civil society, and youth engagement—not merely on issues of entrepreneurship and development but also conflict resolution, women’s participation, and press freedom…

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