Misk Fellowship competition challenges Saudi youth

The Misk Fellowship aims to challenge Saudi youth and engender in them a sense of the important role they have to play in the Kingdom’s future. (Photo/Social media)
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Updated 19 August 2020

Misk Fellowship competition challenges Saudi youth

  • Misk Fellowship competition seeks to find solutions to the challenges that hinder the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Kingdom
  • Follows the success of the first Dream Neom competition, which concluded with three teams winning financial prizes and training opportunities at Neom

JEDDAH: The MiSK Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Planning, the UN Development Program (UNDP) and management consultancy Bain & Co. launched on Tuesday the second annual Misk Fellowship competition.
This follows the success of the first Dream Neom competition, which concluded with three teams winning financial prizes and training opportunities at Neom.
The Misk Fellowship competition seeks to find solutions to the challenges that hinder the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Kingdom. 
It also aims to support Saudi youth, enhance their sense of responsibility toward their country, and enable them to realize their important role in developing and leading the Kingdom’s future.
Over 100 young Saudi men and women who are part of human capital development programs will participate in the Misk Fellowship to identify challenges, find innovative solutions to overcome them, and leave a lasting and tangible impact.
The annual Misk Fellowship competition includes three main stages. It launches with a virtual three-day training program, followed by the initiation and development of projects, and finally the arbitration stage and selecting nominees. 
The presented projects should include creative solutions to the challenges facing SDGs in four areas: Society, economy, environment and enabling factors. After this, participants will be guided and helped to develop their ideas and visions.
The competition has nominated 17 teams to work with team leaders, including mentors and experts, to develop their solutions and achievements until they reach the final stage, which will be held in mid-October. 
The final evaluation will be carried out by a jury in October, and projects that succeed in making a positive impact will be selected for cooperative training opportunities with partners.


Saudi justice ministry appoints 100 women notaries

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Saudi justice ministry appoints 100 women notaries

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Justice has appointed 100 women notaries with the aim of facilitating judicial services for women and expanding their role in the Kingdom’s governmental justice sector. 
The ministry clarified that the newly appointed women notaries will officially start their work next Sunday with a specialized training program for a period of 3 months.
Many qualified women have been lately recruited at the Justice Ministry for the first time in the fields of law, Sharia, sociology, administration and technology, it said. 
In 2018, Saudi women began obtaining notarization licenses to work in private notary departments at the ministry of justice.