Jordan 2011 - Addressing the Employment Challenge / Introducing the Global Shapers

How can the region deliver the jobs critically needed in the immediate future while ensuring quality and long-term positive impact?

 The following dimensions will be addressed:

- Education for employment

- Redesigning labour markets

- Role of major employers

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels; Global Agenda Council on Employment & Social Protection
  • Habib Haddad, Chief Executive Officer, Wamda, United Arab Emirates; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship
  • Mohammed H. Al Mady, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World
  • Soraya Salti, Senior Vice-President, Middle East and North Africa, INJAZ Al Arab - JA Worldwide, Jordan; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World; Social Entrepreneur; Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment

 Opening Remarks by

  • H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum

 Chaired by

  • John K. Defterios, Anchor and Emerging Markets Editor, CNN International, United Arab Emirates; Global Agenda Council on the Arab World