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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    IYF and Al-Faisal Cultural Center join hands to empower youth in Sudan

    IYF and FCC Officials celebrating the achievement right after the signing

    Khartoum, Jul 10 – The International Youth Federation in Sudan and Al-Faisal Cultural Center signed today in Khartoum, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they reaffirm their joint commitment to advance youth development in line with the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development through implementing youth empowerment initiatives and programmes in the Republic of Sudan.

    The signing ceremony was in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Saeed ZAKI, IYF Secretary-General, and Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Gamel, the Chairperson of the Higher Advisory Committee of YLDP. Having worked together previously in Young Leadership Development Programme, both institutions are now strengthening their partnership at both thematic and country level.

    “IYF partners with over 50 member countries on their unique journey to support youth empowerment and create sustainable impact,” said Ms. Sabrina RISO, Chair of International Relations Commission. “These strategic partnerships are at the heart of our work with member countries to achieve the sustainable development, and this collaboration with Al-Faisal Cultural Center will greatly support that work.”

    “The IYF Country Team in Sudan is delighted to have this partnership with Al-Faisal Cultural Center as a close and invaluable partner. We will join forces to accelerate joint activities and support for the achievement of youth empowerment and 2030 Agenda." Said Dr. Rowan Saeed, IYF Representative in Sudan.

    Signing the MoU on behalf of Al-Faisal Cultural Center Dr. Bakri Algadi said, "As knowledge-based institution and the social arm of Al-Faisal Islamic Bank we are quite delighted to partner with the IYF for youth development in Sudan, noting that IYF's reach and expertise compliments FCC's ability to leverage support and enhance our impact through action plans."

    Through this MoU the IYF granted the Al-Faisal Cultural Center the status of ‘Registered Partner’ for the next two-years. Both organizations will collaborate to advance the status of young people in Sudan and leverage action plans as a mechanism to advocate for youth empowerment, innovation and civic participation that enhance efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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