OML-MENA “Next Leaders Summit 2022”

 June 4&5, 2022@ZOOM

Each day, 11:00-14:00 Makkah Time


One Million Leaders-MENA (OML-MENA)

We are connecting, inspiring and empowering one million young sustainability leaders by 2030 through a unique Fellowship and Networking model. And, we kick-off this amazing journey on June 4th& 5th .2022 with the first OML-MENA “Next Leaders’ Summit”.

Join this unique gathering of young social and environmental innovators from across MENA, where we will co-design the future of sustainable leadership in and for the region. Become an OML-MENA fellow and lead the change. Be on the edge - help shape the future you desire and that your children deserve.


The background

The MENA region, stretching from Morocco in the West to Iraq in the East, has a population of approximately 422M (2000, World Bank). By 2050, the population is projected to almost double to 724 million (World Bank).

Along with the rest of the world, the region is facing a number of sustainability challenges, many of them related to land and soil degradation, energy and water supply, sanitation, health, and urbanization.

Without radical, decentralized, and community-based innovation by a new generation of sustainability leaders across the region, severe bottlenecks could hamper strides in social and economic development.

While governments across the region collaborate to overcome environmental bottlenecks in the next few decades, a strong need exists for positive youth development to support the next generation of change makers, young practitioners and professionals to accelerate social and environmental innovation, sustainability leadership and social entrepreneurship.

This is the movement which OML-MENA – One Million Leaders MENA –  hopes to spark and take forward.


OML-MENA countries

Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.


The vision 

OML MENA vision is to empower One Million Leaders by 2030. These leaders will drive the change for MENA communities to be more green, circular and sustainable, and raise a powerful voice in the sustainability world of today. We envision MENA communities of interdependent people to change MENA for the better.

We believe that our children’s future will be better because of what we do.

The mission

  • To empower and support skilled and committed young Arab leaders who are dedicated to make MENA and the world a better place and MENA in the world a better place.
  • To ensure youth entrepreneurship, we won’t follow others, we won’t be spectators of the good and bad things that happen worldwide: we will take our own sustainability in our own hands, as it should be.
  • To promote the independence and values of Arabic communities in the sustainability world of today: sustainability of, for, and by the MENA people & environment.

What makes OML-MENA Unique?

1/ OML-MENA will give Arabic young leaders their own, unique and powerful voice in the sustainability world of today.

Trained and skilled young MENA leaders to take ownership of the global SDGs.

2/ OML-MENA both respects traditional values and a heritage-based approach to sustainability while, at the same time, fostering innovation and nurturing creativity.

In a world of change, OML-MENA also takes inspiration from old and local Arabic wisdoms in order to find and lead solutions for tomorrow.

3/ OML-MENA helps young Arabs express the environmental, cultural and social identity pride of their local communities.

We believe that environmental, cultural and social self-determination will become the core value for the next generation of young Arabic sustainability leaders.


How to apply

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