The Global Youth Forum (GYF) is a two-day forum created and managed by the CSR Division of Al Ahli Holding Group that aims at fostering peoples’ creativity, aspirations and engagement in response to their own community challenges.

The MENA region continues to endure socio-economic challenges in a rapidly changing environment. This causes businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations to struggle in finding long-term solutions to a myriad of social, economic, environmental, security and technological challenges.

The conference focuses on social innovation as a mean to promote a social entrepreneurial mindset, to achieve social impact and to supply change rather than demand it.

It brings together social entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem actors, along with private sector and academic leaders in the social entrepreneurship field.

The conference is an opportunity to uncover the social entrepreneurship ecosystem, to foster learning of social entrepreneurship practices, and to promote an enabling policy environment for social enterprises.


  • Raise awareness of social entrepreneurship
  • Promote social entrepreneurship as a viable career option
  • Build foundations of knowledge on how to start a social enterprise
  • Inspire youth to become active social entrepreneurs
  • Create a network of social entrepreneurs