Youth Leadership Workshop was held in Almaty

2 December 2016

30 November, 2016 the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty and the Almaty College of Management and International Tourism (CMIT) with the support of the UN Information Office in Kazakhstan held a seminar on the development of leadership skills among young people, dedicated to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The aim of the seminar, which was attended by over 60 students from CMIT, was to build capacity of young people in the field of social inclusion, personal motivation, emotional intelligence, artistic interpretation and presentation, as well as creating their own business.

Youth Leadership Workshop UNESCO Almaty

The participants of one-day workshop had an opportunity to get acquainted with modern concepts, techniques and research results from the country's leading experts. This event can be considered as a kind of platform for dialogue and exchange of experience between the corporate sector and ambitious young people.

Programme Specialist of Social and Human Sciences of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty, Arina Plokhikh held a seminar for the young participants on the theme "Inclusive society - a major success of the leader" and told in detail about the importance of applying the method of social inclusion and sustainable development in the formation of any leader. She also shared information about UNESCOs initiatives that contribute to the development of leadership skills among young people, such as inclusive education, education for global citizenship, YouthMobile school, UNESCO Youth Forum, youth activities on intercultural and interreligious dialogue, the promotion of sport values in education of young people, prevention of violent extremism among youth and etc.

The importance of the fact that the seminar was initiated and organized by student group from CMIT was noted several times by speakers. This fact once again proves the necessity of supporting youth ideas and facilitate their implementation. After all, today's youth is the main driving force for positive change in the world.

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