RIYADH: Sheikh Fahad bin Falah bin Hithlin, founder and president of the Riyadh-based International Camel Organization (ICO), spoke on International Youth Day, observed annually on Aug. 12, about the ICO’s objectives in relation to young people.
He said that improving camel rearing, care, and preserving their cultural significance, through the use of technology in the sector, especially among young people, are among ICO’s strategic goals.
“The youth are the future and they are the ones that will further disseminate this global heritage,” he noted.
To mark this occasion, the ICO signed a joint memorandum of cooperation with the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), with the aim of developing cultural, scientific and practical thought in the field of camel breeding and heritage.
The memorandum also seeks to develop and revitalize the sector among young people, support researchers in the field of camel studies, and to ensure a better future via means of food security and economics.
The two parties stressed that the memorandum also aims to conduct research related to the future of camels, by organizing an international youth conference to address camel affairs and the development of their culture.
The ICO is a Riyadh-based nonprofit organization founded in March 2019. It has 105 member states, and aims to develop and serve all matters related to camels.
It also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Abdul Aziz Public Library in Riyadh to exchange experiences in the field of camel research and study, and leverage the library’s cultural and scientific inventory to support its programs.
Under the terms of the MoU, both parties will work to establish a camel information center, including a specialized library.
The library will build a camel database, while the Saudi Arabian Camel Club will allocate a pavilion for the library at the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival.