The Muscat Youth Summit is an annual initiative organized by the Brand Oman Management Unit (BOMU) supported by UNESCO, the Sultanate's Ministry of Education and the Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.
Given the Sultanate's demographics -- over 40 per cent of the nation's population is 15 or under - issues related to youth are of significant interest to us.
The purpose of the Muscat Youth Summit is to give youth a voice in the planning of activities and programs for their communities and to provide information to adults making decisions that affect their lives. The Summit is a free-of-charge, three-day residential program aimed at 15--24 year-olds drawn from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America.
We firmly believe that truly effective youth programs are marked by high levels of youth involvement - not just as program recipients, but as valuable resources who give program direction. Indeed, when youth have a voice - a voice that's heard and acted on by adults - they have the power to change the world for the better.