With the ideas and creativity of young people, smart innovations are the way of the future

  • 2.9 billion pounds from “Nile Pioneers” for development projects in 17 governorates
  • Applied Arts graduates: “A decent life” inspired us to participate in the development of society

Supporting young people and providing them with forms of cooperation with investments that achieve their ambitions to build skills and innovations is a national goal that the state is trying to achieve, and the entrepreneurs’ initiatives that are supported by many state institutions and a number of civil associations offered, was considered to provide space for young people to highlight their ideas and apply them on the ground as promising youth models with hope, is the core for empowering young people, who represent 57% of the world’s population , according to United Nations statistics, so they are half the present and all the future.

One of the student teams in the Future Partners Initiative

In the following lines, “Al-Ahram Investigations” lists many ideas and youth visions under the umbrella of entrepreneurship, some of which are projects that express the ambition of their designers and carry in their folds the spread of hope in the emerging generations.

At the beginning Dr. Ahmed Hosny, Director of Business Development Services Centres, the “Nile Pioneers” initiative of the Central Bank, that about 2.9 billion pounds in financing has been pumped into banks to implement the initiative, launched by the Central Bank. Bank in 2017 and started to be implemented in 2019 and included 17 governorates until now it has 28 a Business Development Center and unit managed by development specialists within 16 banks, in addition to youth centers that have 5 units. The future plan aims to integrate other banks and more than 15 youth centers, where the unit prepares a credit file for the project, and we have more than 60,000 clients, of which 72% are men and 28% are women.

  • Tyco offices

In order to consolidate the role of scientific research in opening new horizons for young people, Dr. Amr Farouk, vice president of the Academy for Scientific Research, notes that the Academy has established 50 offices in universities and scientific research centers called (Tyco). , which is a set of programs, part of which is patented, and that With the aim of expanding intellectual property, innovation and technology transfer, in particular that all research that must make its way to production must the success of the marketing idea have, so the Academy focuses on bridging distances, finding a common language and dialogue between scientific research and manufacturing, so that research centers consider keeping up with their research and studies, manufacturing and its capabilities.

In support of providing training opportunities for young people, Dr. Abeer Shakweer, Assistant Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme, that the global trend focuses on linking ecosystems with global trends, which is called “impact investing”, which means that the investor ideas that have an impact on the goals of sustainable development, protection of the environment and society In a systematic and scientific manner in accordance with international standards.

In Egypt, the first influential investment fund was established to implement international partnerships with large international companies. Therefore, the development program holds training courses in collaboration with the Investment Fund to learn the tools through which the project is evaluated according to the sustainable development goals, and it also organizes training courses for entrepreneurs .

In the field of technology and tourism, the Entrepreneurship Program at the Arab Academy of Technology and Maritime Transport paid attention to these areas, says Wael El-Desouky, the program officer, as financial and technical support was provided to young people through their projects. Through 400 projects, 19 were selected, including 9 projects in Cairo and 10 in Aswan, some in the field of technology and some in the field of tourism. The good or service they provide can be marketed.

Training of youth in the food industry

  • Graduates’ projects affected by “a decent life”

Dr. Hanan El-Gendy, director of a civil organization, says that the association followed the spirit of the “a decent life” initiative and trained 7,000 young men and women in 5 villages in the Aswan governorate in the fields of leather manufacturing, heritage crafts, agriculture, packaging of agricultural products, drying dates and herbs and waste recycling, according to the project. Development of the skills of Aswan youth, implemented by the association under the auspices of the governor, with funding from the Canadian government, with approximately 10 million dollars They were trained within the framework of business incubators, and then received grants, followed by an evaluation follow-up of youth projects for a period of one year.

Major General Ashraf Attia, Governor of Aswan, confirms that the declaration of the governor as the capital of youth and culture puts it on his shoulders to take care of youth initiatives in accordance with the visual identity that the governor in the next phase as his slogan, so that it has a distinctive feature that expresses originality and art and embraces the Aswan civilization. Therefore, youth projects were part of a development initiative In addition to the skills of Aswan youth, in addition to the role of civil society to make the governor’s initiative “making people for each other” successful, which began two years ago, as well as empowering young people to absorb through major projects that the governor is preparing for such as the Karkar Valley Port Project and the Fares Solar Power Plant similar to the Benban Plant for active participation and development skills.

The “Decent Life” initiative that inspires the project ideas of graduates of the Faculty of Applied Arts at Helwan University, where they designed furniture and buildings according to the capabilities available to some villages. The goal was for the youth projects to graduate this year to empower the people by reusing the environmental materials at their disposal in a way that corresponds to their needs, characterized by sustainability and compatible with nature.Furniture and 96 interior design projects.

  • future partners

To encourage young people to launch their innovations and link them to the issues and interests of society, the “Future Partners” school project for students from some schools in Cairo, Alexandria, Beheira and Sohag was supervised from the Ministry of Education and Technical Education and with funding from the Goethe Institute in Alexandria. With around 10,000 euros, the students presented project ideas such as producing chairs and planting pots from used car tires, as well as replacing plastic with wood in the production of some children’s toys and another project for the production of tableware from tree waste.of overfishing.

Dr. Mona Gamal El-Din, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Environment at the Egyptian Japanese University, who is responsible for the role of arbitrator and students who discuss and examine their projects, explains that the best three projects were selected from 11 projects. , according to various conditions represented by being innovative, benefiting the environment and society and achieving sustainability, in addition to providing a spirit of cooperation. Among the group members for each project, the first place went to a school from Sohag, based on the idea of ​​”smart roads” with the aim of rationalizing electricity consumption, and the second place for a project based on the idea of converting used oil into soap to achieve an economic return, while the third project deals with the idea of ​​rationalizing water consumption by innovating various methods in irrigation and daily uses of life activities.

In turn, Dr. Randa Shaheen, head of the free education sector at the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, indicated that the project aims to support environmental concepts in the behavior and ideas of school students. Conducted on students participating in summer activities in schools, it helped them to improve their access to the best grades, as well as to increase feelings of belonging to the school, community and country, as well as to achieve better physical and psychological health for them .

And within the framework of achieving electricity rationalization, which the state is currently trying to implement, came the project that won the first place, which is the project for a school in Sohag, which is based on the idea of ​​”smart roads” with the aim of rationalizing electricity consumption. To rationalize electricity by using solar energy, it burns as soon as the car passes by and then switches off after only 5 seconds.

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