HE Dr. Mohammed Al Hayaza President, Alfaisal University Safia Dart Director Marketing Communications Department T20, Task Force 9 Member The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s hosting of this year’s G20 Summit holds profound meaning marking the first time the summit will be hosted by an Arab nation. Saudi Arabia has firmly established itself as the only Arab country among G20 members, emerging as a country that plays a prominent role in shaping new frameworks in the international order. As the Kingdom assumed the presidency of the G20 it announced three aims: empowering people, especially women and youth; safeguarding the planet; and shaping new frontiers, particularly relating to innovation and technology. Alfaisal University has played a significant role this year through participation in the S20, T20, and Y20 engagement groups that contribute to the G20. We are proud to present our leaders engagement, discussions and recommendations as they work alongside some of the world leading researchers and at the forefront of addressing issues relating to the impact of the pandemic on our youth, education and science.
As president of Alfaisal University, I was honored to share my views with the young leaders from across the G20 and the world, as a keynote speaker and a panelist at Y20 2020 summit. The Saudi Arabian G20 Presidency has selected the theme, “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All”. The Y20 is one of the most influential international diplomatic forums for young leaders, and the only officially recognized platform for young people to engage with the wider G20. The 2020 Y20 Summit marks the culmination of the work of youth delegations from G20 countries. Young leaders recommendations and contributions to policy for the G20 agenda, will be presented to the G20 Leaders in the Y20 Communique. Through studies on the future of work, there is consensus that the structure of labor markets, the task composition of jobs and the forms of employment are changing at an accelerating rate. Thus, the future environment of work globally will be significantly different, with profound consequences for youth. Already today, young people are at higher risk of labor market exclusion with 44 million unemployed G20 youth and insufficient job creation levels in G20 countries that have left 154 million youth out of Education, Employment or Training. The COVID-19 pandemic adds to the existing challenges of young people: the disruption in the school- to-work transition could widen the gap and the mismatch between the supply and demand of labor and increase the urgency to reskill and upskill young people. We highlighted the opportunities in the future job market and explored the policy and education framework needed to prepare young people for the future economy. The 2020 Y20 summit, with participants from 120+ countries demonstrated the determination of youth to prepare themselves to take their seat at the top table and contribute to solving today’s and tomorrow’s global challenges. With 60+ speakers, the 2020 Y20 summit also demonstrated the support from leaders of international organisations, government and business to include youth in
HRH Dr. Maha Bint Mishari Al Saud Vice President External Relations & Advancement Lead Co Chair Task Force 9 Migration & Young Societies This year Saudi Arabia has taken presidency of the G20 summit. As hosts of the Leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Summit on November 21- 22, 2020, the international spotlight will be on Riyadh. It will mark the first time the Kingdom hosts a G20 summit and the first time it is hosted in the MENA region. Saudi Arabia has lead with heart, vision and grace during these unprecedented times using a virtual platform to bring together dedicated professionals and trailblazing members of our community engaging all G20 leaders. As Lead Co Chair for Migration & Young Societies Task Force 9, T20 I have worked alongside some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most renowned international experts on migration that bring to us a wealth of research to help us formulate policy based on evidence. In January this year we were fortunate to have met at the T20 Inception in Riyadh as a Task Force, A Think Tank but most evidently a community of committed professionals that share the same vision: to help shape the world as a better place. The COVID-19 crisis has affected societies and economies around the globe and will permanently reshape our world as it continues to unfold. While the fallout from the crisis is both amplifying familiar risks and creating new ones, change at this scale also creates new openings for managing systemic challenges, and ways to build back better. The Thought Group (T20) also highlights the importance of focusing on finding solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic while maintaining a focus of world attention on the most vulnerable populations. While the worlds focus is on fighting the pandemic and creating conditions for rebuilding the economy, there are concerns that it will not receive the desired attention in the priorities of leaders around the world. Migrants and Young Societies remain the most vulnerable during the COVID 19 World Pandemic and as a task force we recognise these societies face a great challenge. It has been an honor for me to be part of this remarkable journey, and as a task force we all hope that our recommendations once delivered to the G20, are to be implemented
Dr. Khaled Al Kattan VP Finance & Admin & Dean, College of Medicine, It is a great honour that Saudi Arabia, as a member of the G20 countries, has presidency to host the G20 summit this year in November 2020 One of the elected tasks for the Kingdom is to host an S20 summit that handles science. Alfaisal University was invited along with 4 other universities to participate in the S20. A steering committee headed by HE Dr Anas Al-Fares from KACTS in collaboration with KAUST was established at which I had the honour to represent Alfaisal in these meetings. The S20 elected to focus on Science for navigating critical transitions and were subdivided into fours aspects: Future health, circular economy, the digital revolution and connecting the dots. I was honoured to moderate the first session of the S20 related to future health in which national and international speakers addressed the audience with the importance of our future health in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and focused on the role of health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among speakers are Future of Health (Critical Transitions +Challenges) - Dr. Aws AlShamsan, Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Dr. Helena Nader, Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Dr. Soumya Swaminathan the WHO Chief Scientist and Professor Thomas Aretz from Harvard School of Medicine. There were excellent recommendations and the webinar was attended by hundreds of related attendees from more than 35 countries It has been a tremendous opportunity for us as a University to be engaged, and work alongside some of the national and international leading experts and researchers involved in trying to find solutions to some of the worldsâ&#x20AC;şs major challenges dedicated to building a better world for the future.
T20 Task Force 9 Committee Members
Dr. Saad Alhoqail, Chair of Marketing Department and Assistant Professor of Marketing. Chair of the Finance & Marketing Committee T20 “I have always heard about “enriching experience”, but I am glad I owned it by being part of the T20 team”
Ms. Safia Dart Director of Marketing Communications Task Force Member
Ms. Faten AlKhateeb External Relations Manager Task Force Member
As a strategist Dr Saad Alhoqaill comes with extensive experience in the financial and marketing sector and has played a strategic role in designing the T20’s governance, financial and sponsorship strategy. He has managed and worked alongside an extensive sponsors portfolio, successfully securing sponsorship that is worth of millions of Saudi’s Rayal for the T20 events both.
Dr. Nourah Alfayez Assistant Professor of HRM/OB Task Force Member
A special recognition goes to the diligent team in the Marketing Communications Department at Alfaisal who have supported T20 & KAPSARC in producing some exemplary digital content for the inception in January 2020, and subsequent virtual events for Task Force 9. Their communications throughout this process have been timely and positive highlighting the contributions of the university on all social platforms. Ms Reem Al Safaff Events Manager
Ms. Abrar Alogail
Ahmed Saeed Alamoudi Visual Content Officer
Ms. Esraa Yousef Abu Ayyash Mr. Salah Al Azhari
University Events & Activites Specialist
Mr. Rovelyn Rico
Graphic Designer Specialist
Mr. Naser Abuljadayel