What is the destination of the Arab Economy after Kuwaiti Economic Summit?

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Actually, we do not need deluxe real estate investments anymore that absorbs a proper part of the Arab financial liquidity, and as long as I watch commercials or advertisements in respect of new richy compounds, villas, villages, cities and resorts, I say it is not a real investment, because the economy is mainly based on real investment in both Industry, Agriculture, Land Reclamation and Tourism, because, how could we digest the increase of the population in a country like Egypt, Yemen and Morocco.

 

If we really want to create more job opportunities and as we heard in many economic summits especially at the Kuwaiti one around (100 M jobs), therefore, there is no need to delay applying urgently the codes of both the Academic Freedom and the Scientific Research, in addition to giving a priority to vocational schools in fields required in our societies like nursing, industrial and agricultural schools that should be based on some sort of sponsorship from Businessmen Associations and Civil Society and its urgently required to give a plan for such project that could help millions of youth, and such school have to be run in a different way like a partnership with the ministry of education, however 70% of the curriculums and grades have to be given on practical applicable basis.

 

The military provisions and foreign purchase thereto have to be reduced, because about US$ 10 Trillion were spent in wars and armament especially in our area (MENA) and if such funds were used in a proper and rational way in our area, there will never be any poor Arab citizen in our area, also the matter of mobility has to be regulated in a better way because we have a surplus of militant volunteers even from university graduates who suffer from joblessness.

 

I heard that the banking sector here Egypt assuming that it avoided the global recession according to its safeguards, however, the matter was by luck, because we still having lag in real investment and credit system the matter that accumulated an extraordinary surplus in its own cash amounted to US$ 13 Billion, however, where are the investment counsels that should be available at banks, also It is rarely to hear that a bank has a department for specialized feasibility studies for studying projects proposals, not only that but also, they should offer department for social investment as being done by Mohamed Younis in Bangladesh that focus on both regrouping of young investors and NGOs in societies and giving them priority to other categories.

 

We have a very big short in corps as wheat, Corn, Maize, Rice, Malt, Beans, Lentil, Cotton, Clover and Flax/Lana and we have some interacted problems e.g. enough arable land, enough water, appropriate manpower and marketability, therefore, we cannot stay away from investing in Nuclear Power Plants for peaceful exploitations, because, each Nuclear power plant shall offer at least 5000 job opportunities if under construction until the beginning of its operation when a medium power plant shall produce 1,200 MW.

 

We have to plan for growing the principle corps as mentioned here-above in order to supply the fundamental food for the majority of the Arab people who surviving under poverty line, and I do not want to hear from someone that the poverty line is US$ 40 monthly, because it is very illogical standard according to the rates of prices around us which were decreased around the world, however, here are not (for also some illogical reasons, that investors and businessmen bought items in higher prices before the crisis, therefore, they cannot reduce it suddenly, however, those investors or businessmen forgot that they also obtained extraordinary profits before the crisis and still obtain it as vampires from our blood in spite of  the wave of the global inflation using the ignorance of the ordinary people and the absence of the execution of consumer protection laws.

      

We have to support the Arab peasants and farmers as all the developed countries do, France recently supported its farmers by an amount of (€ 10 Billion), supporting that sector is very much important than armament when we ascertain that recently an Arab country bought US$ 8 Billion in a deal of arms in spite of that one of its regions suffering from insolvency, also, (£ 260 Billion) were spent on arms never used in a deal called the Black Dove and others, unfortunately we are one of the best markets for western weapons/armament industry.

 

In spite of Allah gave us shores and coasts alongside the Arab world, we still having lag in developing our fisheries, I do not know why, because we have some good and healthy resource of food I mean (Fish) however, we waste it. In Egypt we have Lake Nasser where we hear that the volume of an intermediate (Tilapia Nilotica Fish) is about (5kgms) without simplest trial to exploit such resource that can feed the Arab world of its fish, not only that the coasts of Morocco and Mauritania is very rich of fish as a result of the warm oceanic currents, also and can feed the Arab world daily of fish when it shall be cheaper than poultry and cattle.

 

Water is one of our biggest crisis, however, Nuclear Power Plants can support us not only by our needs of energy, but also of our needs and more of desalinated water that could be used for extra land reclamation and if distilled in a very simple way could be used as a potable water.

 

Unfortunately, privatization that taken place in some Arab states was not successful at all, because they neglected the domestic manpower in companies and foundation privatized and did not gave them the chance according to the right of preemption to invest in the company where they served as the British Experience in that respect.      

            

Best Regards   

 

 

 

Ahmed Moustafa    

Socio-economic Specialist/Researcher/Legal Translator at (www.eldib.com.eg)

Human Rights Activist/Blogger/Youth Trainer

Representative of

Egyptian Association for Constitutional &

Legal Human Rights (eaclhr)

A member in the family of the external affairs

At Egyptian Association of the Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Work Tel: 002-03-4950000

Mob/Cell: 002-010-9229411       

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6th Arab Reform Forum “the Arab World: Present and Future” 1-3 March 2009 Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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Dear Friends;

Frankly speaking, I think I should give some comments or remarks each year when I attend the Arab Reform Forum that always being held and organized from A to Z by Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BibAlex) at a permanent  period of time (1-3) March annually.

First I have to send my gratitude to the organization committee supervised by Dr. Mohsen Youssef and to the Director of the Bibliotheca Dr. Ismail Serageldin for the success of such forum (the 6th Forum) that give us the opportunity to meet each other as intellects representing all the Arab countries and thinking together collectively in challenges that hinder us in moving ahead towards sustainable development in our Arab World.

Second my comments shall briefly be as follows:

We did not watch at the opening session at the DVD performed before the audience the opinion and the criticism of Dr. Sayed Yassin about the Social Observatory which was elaborated 2 years before by BibAlex, in spite of such opinion was very important and empowering the matter of transparency and based on a scientific methodology.

We should not hear at the first day that the Declaration/Charter of Bibliotheca Alexandrina which was adopted at the first session of the forum in 2004 was representing just a fruit of an American pressure, because mentioning that will ascertain such matter.

We still hear some sort of indirect and nontransparent answers concerning the role of the youth as an active party in creating and fulfilling the future of this Arab World, and the speakers thinking that it is a gift or a grant given to them, as well as the matter of real democracy and human rights, except Dr. Ossama ElGhazaly Harb who warned the attendance from unexpected movements could be affected by the people whose social standard is getting eroded and degraded according to the higher rate of poverty and lack of fundamental needs.

We wish that the next time BibAlex could invite delegations from Iran and Turkey to get the profit of their experience in both Agriculture and Industry by which we have a very big lag in our Arab world.

Some people unfortunately still thinking that the financial crisis is devolving to the real estate mortgage, however, in a very simple and logic way when we read the figures of 2 international peace institutes in Sweden called (SIPRI and Live & Peace) we will see the wars in Middle East incurred the international economy at least an amount of US$ 10 Trillion from 2003 till 2008, not only that, we have to review the figures of money spent in Arab armament and if such amounts were used in development and fighting the poverty, it supposed to eradicate the poverty forever, not only that but also, it will make all the population of the earth cohabitate at a good standard of welfare.

We still insist to have Nuclear Power Plants to supply us with both potable desalinated water and energy instead of petrol, not only that, the projects of solar towers in both North African Arab States and in Gulf could also make a sustainable development and create thousands of jobs for youth, we can eat fish instead of meat as long as the costs of the Arab world covering the states thereto, water regenerated by referred Plants or Towers can reclaim the desert, then using the graduates of both school of sciences and agriculture to fulfill researches for the possible corps which could be grown in any area and the best ways of irrigation in such area.

Harmonization in the inter-politics and inter-legislations of the Arab world can empower sustainable development a lot in our world, Kuwait Economic Summit was just a milestone, however, we need more Arabic summits in that respect and youth should represent 50% of such summits, because the economic side for the majority of the people still as a maze.

I heard someone in the economic session believes that the existence of the Asians is a profit for the Arabs to work in west US, Canada and EU, however, such character still not believing that we remain (persona non grata) for them according to several reasons e.g. Islamophobia, cultural lag, fanaticism, marginalization and stereotyping according to their point of view, therefore, they will import laborers from India “as what Germany did 3 or 4 years before in respect of importing about 100000 of Indians to work in IT field, in spite of the Arab world is full of many thousands of Arab youth who are professional in that field, or they can import from Latin America or Asia and they have protocols for that.

The Arab world still has a lag in Academic Freedom, Scientific Research, Transparency, NGOs and Accountability that based on neutral Research Centers, therefore, the youth is not empowered or deployed anymore, because they are not well trained (things in our life as Arabs not always based on experimental methodology).

What do you think if the coming Arab Reform Forum main topic is “the Academic Freedom and the Liberation of Arab Universities and the Scientific Research”?

What do you think if the coming Arab Reform Forum invites Iranian and Turkish Delegations to talk about their experiences as the other invited foreign guests?

What do you think if Both Arab Reform Forum & Arab Youth Forum could be hosted one year in Alexandria and one year at an agreed/voted/nominated Arab Capital or City to give the Arab youth the opportunity to know each other more, provided that BibAlex is the main organizer of this event?

I heard someone from youth may be not understanding the meaning of the freedom of expression and insisting on the necessity of applying some sort of censorship according to thinking of “regulating” the blogging and the bloggers according to creating a law/legislation for e-press, however, on the other side, there was a one of our well known respected journalists (Mr. Saad Hagras) requested to facilitate to bloggers to join the syndicate of journalists according to their professionalism in that respect and what they have achieved in many events recently, and how they could reach areas, agencies and peoples not reached before by the ordinary written press.

At some sessions the moderatos were not good according to a repeated complain from the audience according to the matter of the selectivity affected by them when they give unequal comments/interventions for their mates, whether such comments or interventions were in topic or not.

In respect of the Radicalism or Modernism, I think if Dr. Adel Abu Zahra was still alive, he would give you an example about Alexandria as alive model till the 1960s of the last century of cosmopolitanism and multiplicity, because we still have that reference or evidence represented in the Latin Cemetery of Alexandria that allotted a big part of it for Atheists, whereas Alexandria was a city of acceptance and tolerance.

We don’t care if the president is a man or woman, Muslim or not, atheist or believe in Allah, provided that such President or Governor has to be committed with and keep the ethics of Civil and Modern State that respect and apply the supremacy of justice, equity, multiplicity, acceptance of all orientations, tolerance, freedom of expressions, democracy, transparency and accountability (according to Dr. Ahmed Mady presentation). Be noted that the presidency is not based anymore on only one as the most of the people may think, however the presidency is one of the biggest institution in any modern civilized country based on many and several intellectuals, consultants and smart politicians in all fields of life.

Because we may nominate someone assuming that he is religious, however, he does not apply the meaning of Islam or religion, the matter that has been highlighted before by his Beatitude Dr. Al-Qaradawy when he referred in his weekly program on Al-Jazeera to the superficiality in religion that has been referred by Dr. Hareb and Dr. Al-Milad in that Theme. However, I do not agree with them when they mitigate the role of democracy in any Arab Muslim State as we referred before that democracy is the base of good governance when the practices are transparent and based on honesty that allow to all the citizens to participate in decision making, and we can achieve that if we have the good will as peoples and regimes.

At the closure we have remembered the role of Dr. Adel Abu Zahra who created the Dialogue Forum at BibAlex and a man with a sound track record in civil society in several fields e.g. Environmental Issues, Cultures and Religions Dialogue and Women Empowerment. Also he was selected by the United Nations as one of the most impressive 10 volunteers worldwide in such issues, therefore, BibAlex is granting in that occasion (ARF) annually a tribute and financial prize to one of the Egyptian NGOs as a commemoration of Dr. Adel Abu Zahra.

If Dr. Adel Abu Zahra was alive in this time, Alexandria would never be degraded as it is right now, and he would never allow to anyone to demolish the Cultural Patrimony of Alexandria represented in deforming both the Cornish and Pavements of Alexandria which were constructed by rare stones brought from Aswan 15o years before, Alexandria the city which was the most beautiful city in the Euro-Med Region till the Beginning of 1970s. “Therefore, I’m wondering, where is the role of BibAlex in that respect as a pressure entity?”

Kindest regards,

 

 

Ahmed Moustafa    

Socio-economic Specialist/Researcher/Legal Translator at (www.eldib.com.eg)

Human Rights Activist/Blogger/Youth Trainer

Representative of

Egyptian Association for Constitutional &

Legal Human Rights (eaclhr)

A member in the family of the external affairs

At Egyptian Association of the Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Work Tel: 002-03-4950000

Mob/Cell: 002-010-9229411       

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