More connections are the way to learn the real meaning of democracy for a better egypt 0 Reply

By Ahmed Maher who participated in co-creating democracy from Cairo:

On the occasion of the Social Innovation Exchange forum which took place in Amsterdam, Dialogue Café, affiliated to the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) gave Tarek Osman, Karim Kasim, Laura Kfoury, Raha Kamal and me the opportunity to connect with Brazil, Qatar, Portugal and the Netherlands to share our thoughts and ideas about the importance of technology and social media.

In Egypt, mobile phones, Facebook and Twitter paved a path for protest. Now the seeds of democracy are being sown. Tarek Osman, the Egyptian young writer and  author of “Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak”, he spoke about the Egyptian revolution and stressed on how the young generation sparked the rebellions that toppled the Tunisian and Egyptian administrations, and is currently leading the effort to accomplish similar changes in Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, and Libya.

During the demonstrations in Tahrir Square, youth groups of all political movements and backgrounds came together to discuss politics. Not only political movements’ members but huge number of youth participated as well in such discussion which proved that the Egyptian youth are eager to learn about politics.

I think that these days are very important to have Dialogue CafĂ© in Cairo. Because we do need to listen to others as much as we need our voices as Egyptian youth to be heard. Because it’s very crucial after the great success we reached from my own point of view to move on and build on our success. We really need to learn the real meaning of democracy, how to be part of decision making and how to move on and start the real change. This will not happen without experience sharing and listening to real experiences from all around the world.

By Ahmed Maher

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. https://vimeo.com/dcafe Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29