Registration begins for Misk-UNESCO training program

Updated 18 September 2019

Registration begins for Misk-UNESCO training program

  • The Misk Fellowship grants participants a monthly salary over the course of the 12-month program

RIYADH: The Initiatives Center at Mohammed Bin Salman Charitable Foundation (Misk), through the fellowship and training initiative, has announced the start of registration for the Misk-UNESCO Cooperative Training Program.

This gives newly graduated students the opportunity to train in one of the areas of work of UNESCO and gain a career opportunity to strengthen international cooperation in education, science and culture under the umbrella of the international organization.

The announcement of the program for registration, which continues until Sept. 22, comes after the success of the first batch, which saw the participation of 10 young Saudis of both sexes last year.

The training program for nine of them has been extended for another year at UNESCO, a specialized agency of the UN that has 50 offices and several teaching institutes around the world. Its main objective is to contribute to peace and security by raising the level of cooperation between states in the fields of education and culture.


The Misk Fellowship grants participants a monthly salary over the course of the 12-month program.

The Misk-UNESCO training program targets Saudi students between the ages of 20 and 30 who are recent graduates of a bachelor’s degree in education, culture, natural sciences, humanities, social, communications or any field related to the management of international organizations.

The program is held for one year at one of the UNESCO headquarters in France, Italy, China, Egypt and Jordan and represents an opportunity for Saudi youth to learn about the organization’s programs and play a role in spreading the culture of international peace and security by qualifying to work within UNESCO.

The program has 10  tracks, most notably international relations, public information, scientific policies and partnerships, development and implementation of communication, advocacy and resource mobilization strategy, strategic education plan, and universal access.

The Misk Fellowship grants participants a monthly salary over the course of the 12-month program, in addition to health insurance and follow-up and guidance from the program’s supervisory staff. More information and conditions of joining, training tracks and application are available on the Misk Foundation website (

The Initiatives Center at Misk Foundation launches programs through several initiatives such as the fellowship and training initiative, community outreach initiative, Misk innovation initiative, Misk values initiative and Misk global forum initiative. This is part of the charitable vision of the Misk foundation in encouraging learning and developing leadership skills of youth for a better future in Saudi Arabia.

Among the initiatives of the center is the fellowship and training initiative, which enjoys global and local partnerships that have exceeded 70 partnerships with universities, institutes and international and local organizations.

More than 9,000 young men and women have benefited from these programs.

Sunsilk’s Color Run returns to Riyadh

‘The Happiest 5k on the Planet’ is set to turn Riyadh colorful on Oct. 26. (Photos/Supplied)
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Sunsilk’s Color Run returns to Riyadh

  • The General Entertainment Authority is bringing The Color Run back to the Kingdom following the success of the Alkhobar event

RIYADH: The Color Run presented by Sunsilk is returning to Saudi Arabia! The countdown to “The Happiest 5k on the Planet” is on, with The Color Run bursting onto the streets of Riyadh on Oct. 26.
The event is part of the GEA’s efforts to attract top entertainment to Saudi Arabia. The Color Run — now the largest running series in the world — will be making its vibrant return to the Kingdom’s two biggest cities, with over 15,000 expected to participate in each location.
The Riyadh event follows the Kingdom’s extremely popular inaugural Color Run, which took place in Alkhobar in March and saw over 10,000 people run, jog, walk and skip their way along the 5 km course.
To date, The Color Run has been hosted in more than 40 countries with over 7 million runners participating in the event. It is untimed and sees thousands of participants covered from head to toe in an array of different colors throughout the course before collecting their medals at the finish line. The only rule is that those taking part must cross the finish line covered in color and have fun while doing it!
The non-competitive run is not only an opportunity to create perfect memories — and Instagram posts — but also serves as a celebration of health, happiness and individuality. The GEA, a core pillar under the Saudi government, is supporting the event as part of its continued efforts to enrich the lifestyle of residents as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans and in line with the nation’s Quality of Life Program 2020.
The first of the upcoming events will be hosted as part of Riyadh Season, considered to be the biggest entertainment event in the capital city, with activities catering to sports, music, theater, fashion and much more.
Ahmed Al-Mehmadi, executive director of communications at the GEA said: “We are thrilled to be bringing The Color Run presented by Sunsilk to Riyadh. We witnessed an incredible turnout in Alkhobar and we have every confidence this event will attract even more people who want to engage in a healthy activity that combines fun and exercise. Its vibrancy matches the aims of the GEA and the Quality of Life Program 2020 objectives to support and create new options that boost participation across cultural, entertainment and sports activities.”
Kristen Biegler, spokesperson for The Color Run said: “Since its inception in 2012, The Color Run has had become a global phenomenon, and we are very excited to be returning to Saudi Arabia. The response in Alkhobar was truly amazing and we are extremely excited to bring ‘The Happiest 5k on the Planet’ to Riyadh. Our top rule is that everyone has fun — it is up to you whether you run, jog, walk or even skip your way to the finish line.”
Once the 5 km is over, the fun will continue at the Finish Festival, a larger-than-life celebration equipped with music, dance-offs, fun and games and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations!