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Crown Princess Mary to visit Morocco next month

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Crown Princess Mary will travel to Morocco next month to attend the Youth Innovation Summit.

“The large youth population in Morocco provides a great opportunity for economic growth and development,” per the Youth Innovation Summit’s official website.

“However, tapping into this potential requires opportunities for participation and inclusion of young people in the economy and society. Recognizing that young people are a driving force in shaping a sustainable and inclusive future, the Youth Innovation Summit provides youth with the tools, space and support required to contribute with concrete solutions and innovative ideas to boost sustainable development in Morocco.”

Held in Rabat, the Summit is a co-production between the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Danish-Arab Partnership Program, the United Nations Development Program, and the Government of Morocco.

Crown Princess Mary’s visit will take place between 3 and 4 October, and will see her open the Youth Dialogue Festival at the end of the Summit, “where the young talents will present their innovations to the public, and will participate in various events on the festival grounds, including an exercise run and a panel discussion with young contractors,” per the Danish Royal House website.

Crown Princess Mary will also meet the participants to “discuss the experiences they have gained in their participation in the Youth Innovation Summit.”

The Youth Innovation Summit runs from 30 September to 4 October and will feature over 100 young people who first take part in an Innovation Lab, where they will work to “co-create ideas and develop solutions for key development challenges in Morocco,” per the Summit’s website.

The Youth Dialogue Festival will then follow, and allow over 2,500 guests “to engage in dialogue and discussion about sustainable development and youth participation in Morocco.”

Crown Princess Mary will meet with local partners, civil society organisations, and Danish companies in the region during her visit, according to the Danish Royal House.

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