Project Update

“Y-LEAD Creating Virtual Spaces for Active Citizenship” Closing Event

Y-LEAD comes to an end with yet again another successful closing event

In a significant event attended by public figures, parliament members, and representatives from civil society, political parties, and universities, CRISP, in collaboration with our esteemed partner Center for Development services (CDS), the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Environment, and the National Development Association, celebrated the closing ceremony of the Y-LEAD “Dorna” program on the 5th of June 2024 in Cairo, Egypt. 

Our program aimed to prepare youth for leadership roles in the public sector by focusing on four key areas: enhancing youth leadership capacities, implementing community initiatives, fostering dialogue through debate clubs and policy papers, and using simulation games to prepare youth for decision-making roles in local communities.

The closing ceremony of Y-LEAD program was attended by notable figures, including several MPs and Dr. Mohamed Mamdouh, Chairman of the Egyptian Youth Council. Esteemed guests and project partners delivered speeches during the event. Major General Ismail El-Far, Executive Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, praised the program's success in engaging young participants across Egypt through community initiatives.

Ali Mokhtar, Executive Director of CDS, emphasized the importance of self-driven development for sustainable growth, noting the collaboration with CRISP since 2012 to enhance youth leadership aligned with Egypt's Vision 2030.

Our Andreas Muckenfuss, Director of CRISP, highlighted the program's evolution from a pilot project in 2012 to a comprehensive training initiative using innovative methods like simulation games.

Dr. Hesham Issa, Program Director at CDS, noted that the Y-LEAD program has benefited over 20,000 young people across Egypt, providing free training in sustainable development and leadership through a strong social media presence.

We are filled with a mix of pride and bittersweet emotions as we witness the success of this project and its conclusion. We are immensely proud of all the hard work and dedication, especially from the participants who engaged in the activities. We look forward to seeing them emerge as leaders in their communities.