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Youth Initiatives Toward Sustainable Impact 03 May 2017 On the side of UNESCO Forum Four Seasons Hotel - Riyadh


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Youth initiatives between success and failure

Thunayan Althunayan

Program Manager/MC of Youth Circle Nahla AlArifi- Assistant Project Manager


  • Difficulties in persuading governments/stakeholders to adopt initiatives.
  • The efforts of the initiators appear on behalf of others.
  • Governments policies are one of the reasons for limiting initiatives’ sustainability.
  • The importance of measuring impact and repairing defects to sustain the initiative.
  • Having the impact and goals from the inception phase is important for sustainability.


  • Prepare a youth-based policies and procedures to facilitate the initiatives creation, impact and sustainability.
  • Equip all supplies to start the initiative, and start directly.
  • Dealing with the initiative as a profitable enterprise is a motivation for sustainability.
  • Teamwork and avoid hierarchy.
  • The use of social media and electronic platforms to create a base of stakeholders supports the implementation and sustainability of the initiative like “”