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ROTA’s 11th Annual Youth Conference Empower in Qatar 2019

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ROTA’s 11th Annual Youth Conference Empower  in Qatar 2019

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Reach Out to Asia hosted its first annual Youth conference, EMPOWER in 2009 which saw 169 young people and teachers from 23 schools and 6 universities plus 50 adults in 2009 congregate over a period of three days, to learn and actively engage in the promotion of leadership and service learning in Qatar. Since then, ROTA hosted an annual youth conference which grew to over 450 participants.


ROTA’s core strategy for promoting youth development in Qatar is to develop a network of youth service clubs within schools and universities throughout Qatar that are geared towards equipping and enabling young People as responsible global citizens and empowered young leaders. The Youth Conference, the RYSC leadership Training and the newly developed ROTA Youth Advisory Board are supplementary initiatives that support the RYSC program.

Conference Objectives:

  1. Promote better understanding of youth leadership, service learning and greater awareness of global issues among 450 youth between the ages of 16-32 in Qatar and the region.
  2. Provide opportunities for 450 youth to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes to take on leadership roles which support ROTA strategies.
  3. Create a platform for 450 youth to discover their voice and realize their ability to make a positive contribution in society to support Qatar 2030 on youth development.
  4. Facilitate a forum for exchange of ideas, projects and reflections that address local needs and global issues.
  5. Awareness creation on the EMPOWER theme.

Type of Provided Sponsorship:

  1. Full Sponsorship includes Flight, Accommodation, Meals and Ground Transportation related to the conference program only.
  2. Partial Sponsorship includes Accommodation, Meals and Ground Transportation related to the conference program only.

Rules and Conditions:

  • For international participants, it is only for 18- 32 years old.
  • A maximum of 70 seats will be provided to International participants for this event.
  • After the screening of the applications, the shortlisted candidates will be contacted via e-mail starting from 27 January 2019.
  • Announcement of selected International participants will start from 27 January 2019 onwards.
  • Approved international participants will be requested via e-mail to apply and complete an online registration form for the workshops and offsite visits in order to complete their registration process after the 1st week of March 2019.
  • All selected participants are required to sign a Code of Conduct in order to issue their visa applications which must be complete in clear handwriting and uploaded on this application. Original copy of the Code of Conduct must be submitted by hand on the first day of the conference to the registration team.
  • Further information will be provided to all participants via e-mail after the 1st week of March 2019 and with the completion of phase one of the registration process about the accommodation, event participation guidelines and other important information.
  • Failure to complete and provide any of the required information will prevent the candidate’s chance in attending this conference.
  • Please include writing your full name as mentioned in the Passport/ID.
  • For Visa applications please make sure your passport has more than 8 months validity and include a clear copy of the passport required pages and photo.
  • All visas applications will be done through our team. If for any reason you are unable to obtain a visa, your application acceptance will automatically be canceled.
  • Please note that the Name will be written on the Participation Certificate based on this application form with no amendments to be done afterward.
  • Participation Certificates shall be granted by the end of day 3 via e-mail after the closing ceremony with the confirmation of full attendance of all sessions and the completion of all required surveys only. (Soft copies only not printed).
  • No Certificates will be provided afterward if the participants failed to receive it by the end of the event via e-mail.
  • The unsuccessful applications shall receive an automated reply one-week maximum prior to the event, wishing them a better opportunity in attending next year’s edition.


United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
16 -32
Both gender
Not Specific

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Anyone Interested
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Food
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
Motivation Letter, Copy of Passport, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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