Posted on December 28, 2017

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Silatech, the international social development organisation that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for youth in the Arab world.

The MoU was signed via the Josoor Institute, the SC-developed centre of excellence for the sports and events industries that hones the skills of next generation of professionals, cementing a longstanding partnership between the SC and Silatech. The MoU, signed by SC Secretary-General Hassan al Thawadi and Silatech's Chief Executive Officer Sabah al Haidoos, aims to mobilise resources and leverage the combined regional networks of both the organisations to invest in youth talent and capabilities in the Arab world to capitalise on the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

"Silatech has been SC's longstanding partner, with which we have been working closely since we were awarded the hosting rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We are delighted to build on the continuous cooperation that supports our vision to ensure that the first Arab World Cup leaves a strong human legacy beyond 2022," Thawadi said. "By enhancing the skills of the Arab youth and familiarising them with the latest trends in sporting events, we aim to create a generation capable of developing the new and exciting industry, benefiting not only Qatar but the entire Arab region," he added.

"Hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup is a major achievement not only for Qatar, but for the entire Arab world, and the event offers promising development prospects for the whole region," Haidoos said, adding:"We are pleased to collaborate further with SC, our strategic partner, to leverage our wide networks and programmes in Arab countries, and expand opportunities for youth in the growing and dynamic sports sector and events management, helping them to be an integral part of the historical success of such a major event."

The partnership between the SC and Silatech dates back to 2015, and includes the launch of Challenge 22, SC's flagship regional innovation award aiming to promote a culture of innovation in the Middle East. Silatech continues to be a partner of the programme.

source: Qatar Tribune

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