Zewail City welcomes anti-extremism delegation of the UNAOC

Prof. Obayya with the UNAOC Delegation

Prof. Obayya with the UNAOC Delegation

Zewail City welcomed a delegation of 13 youth leaders from various European countries, U.S., and Canada, as part of 2016 Anti-extremism Fellowship Program between the Arab League and the Organization of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in its premises in Shiekh Zayed, on November 17, 2016.

Prof. Salah Obayya, vice chair for academic affairs, met with the delegation of the fellowship. “I was so pleased meeting with the UN delegation of youth leaders, where I seized this opportunity to deliver a talk on the fundamental role played by science and technology in combating terrorism and extremism,” said Obayya.

One of Zewail City main goals is to build a knowledge-based society that rejects extremism, founded on creative thinking through providing a merit-based education and engaging with the public at large, and integrating the challenge of a rigorous academic study, with the spirit of collaborative work and scientific discoveries.

The UNAOC Fellowship Program aims at fostering intercultural exchange and interfaith understanding by engaging with emerging leaders and young professionals from Europe, North-America (EUNA), the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA). Framed around two-week exchange trips between EUNA and MENA countries, the Program sends participants from each geographic area to their counterparts’ region.

For more information about the UNAOC fellowship, please click here.